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Windows 7: How to connect to the tv!! Help please

30 Apr 2010   #1
paparoma

Windows 7
 
 
How to connect to the tv!! Help please

Hello All,

What is the best way to connect a SONY laptop with a VGA port (only) to a TV . Which wires are needed for both sound and video? Is it possible to connect VGA to HDMI? .. or perhaps other ways..



Thanks


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30 Apr 2010   #2
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hey Paparoma - Take a look at this - Connect your computer to a TV and then let us know if you still have questions

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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30 Apr 2010   #3
paparoma

Windows 7
 
 

Well i am aware it is possible.. But how exaclty...

Do i need some sort of converter or what?

Thanks.
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30 Apr 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Well it would help alot if we knew what video card you have, along with the rest of your system specs.
This post here should help you with how to fill in your specs.
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049
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30 Apr 2010   #5
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paparoma View Post
Hello All,

What is the best way to connect a SONY laptop with a VGA port (only) to a TV . Which wires are needed for both sound and video? Is it possible to connect VGA to HDMI? .. or perhaps other ways..



Thanks
VGA only laptop must connect to VGA port TV, use TV's line in as audio input.
No, you can't convert VGA -> HDMI...

zzz2496
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30 Apr 2010   #6
paparoma

Windows 7
 
 

Sure, Np

The video Card is :
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, approx, total memory of 1759MB, INTEL
Specs: Dual core T4300 @ 2.10 GHz
Memory: 4GB

Let me know if theres anything else?
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30 Apr 2010   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paparoma View Post
Hello All,

What is the best way to connect a SONY laptop with a VGA port (only) to a TV . Which wires are needed for both sound and video? Is it possible to connect VGA to HDMI? .. or perhaps other ways..



Thanks
VGA only laptop must connect to VGA port TV, use TV's line in as audio input.
No, you can't convert VGA -> HDMI...

zzz2496
why not?
VGA to HDMI Converter with Scaling, 720p - SW-9393, $79.95
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30 Apr 2010   #8
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paparoma View Post
Hello All,

What is the best way to connect a SONY laptop with a VGA port (only) to a TV . Which wires are needed for both sound and video? Is it possible to connect VGA to HDMI? .. or perhaps other ways..



Thanks
VGA only laptop must connect to VGA port TV, use TV's line in as audio input.
No, you can't convert VGA -> HDMI...

zzz2496
why not?
VGA to HDMI Converter with Scaling, 720p - SW-9393, $79.95
Zepher, in case you're wondering... that's the worst $80 you'll ever spend, and truthfully, converting an analogue signal back to digital will get you degraded picture, not to mention the audio is degraded too (quite much). Most of flat panel TVs will have VGA/analogue connection of some kind, it is not wise to spend it on a converter box. Unless you are stuck with an old XBOX 360 pre HDMI, and you have a HDMI only TV and you want it to connect to your monitor whatever it takes...

As far as computers goes... use what's on the computer, if it's VGA, use VGA - plug it to VGA input. Most TVs will be able to use audio line in (or some have PC audio line in) for audio with PCs. If it has DVI, you can use DVI->HDMI dongle (you might lose digital audio using this method, but you can use analogue audio). It's same as "can I put a V6 on a motorcycle?"-kind of question, yes you can, and you won't have it any other way...

zzz2496
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30 Apr 2010   #9
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ouch, sorry for the rant... that was out of line... It's the OP's call - whether he/she want to spend that $80 for it or not... Economically, I'd say it's not worth the money. Practically, it's not worth the hassle to bring another box just to connect an already mobile device to a TV, it's another box with it's own power supply. Sensibly, it's not sensible to spend that money for that kind of "tech"... Back to you, paparoma...

zzz2496
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