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Connecting Laptop (no hdmi) to TV

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by billyg1957, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. billyg1957

    billyg1957 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am using Netflix...viewing on my older laptop. Can someone tell me what i might need to connect to my hidef tv? The laptop does not have an hdmi output.

    What do i need?
    What should i expect to pay?
    Is it worth it?

    Thanks,
    bill
     
  2. etaf

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    what connections are on the TV ? does it have a PC input - you have a VGA on the laptop normally
    connector looks like this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

    the issue will be the TV - if a hidef TV should have a PC input - most do
    and what inputs you have available and support on the laptop

    make and model of the TV

    in the manual , if it has a PC input will also tell you the maximum resolution and also recommended/native resolution
     
  3. billyg1957

    billyg1957 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response. I will check the tv. During my carpool ride to work, a co-worker suggested just getting a blu ray player for the purpose. Perhaps that will be easier.

    again, thank sfor the response.
     
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