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Trouble connecting laptop to TV with HDMI/VGA converter

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  1. Kristhecook

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    Hi there, I'm new here. I've wanted to connect my old laptop to my TV to stream Netflix, video, whatever. TV is a couple of years old, laptop is more like 5 years, running Windows7. I'm fairly proud that I've managed to get the right connectors (a VGA plus a HTML/VGA converter) and get all the wires attached where they should be. I've even connected the wireless keyboard.

    However, although the computer recognizes the TV and allows me a duplicate screen, the TV doesn't recognize that there's any input. I'm not sure where to go from here. Please help!
     
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    Have you got a link to the HDMI/VGA converter you're using ?
    Have you selected the correct input on the TV menus ?
     
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    The HDMI VGA converter is a physical one, it's the Staples brand (all they had). And yes, I checked that I'm on the right HDMI channel.
     
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    The other HDMI is my DVD and it says no signal (it's off). The one for the laptop says not connected.
     
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    Don't know yet.
    Which one is it at the link I posted ?
     
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