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VGA to HDMI cable

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by am_priceless, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. am_priceless

    am_priceless Thread Starter

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    Hey there.

    i just bought a VGA to HDMI cable from Amazon and was hoping to be able to get my computer screen on to my TV. only problem is when i set it up nothing is coming through to my TV.

    so could someone possibly help me please?
     
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    whats the PC if a laptop - then you need to use one of the function keys F keys at the top F4 or F5 maybe and also with the FN key which then toggles the output

    VGA is analogue signal
    HDMI is digital
    So is this a converter box or just a straight cable ?
    VGA to DVI can work as different DVI can use analogue
     
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    it's the PC. I been told to right click desktop > screen resolution then change it there however my VGA port is taken up by my current monitor so I wouldn't be able to see what i'm doing lol.

    Anyway, it's a straight signal. i've got a VGA to DVI cable but it doesn't fit :(
     
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    i'm not sure a straight VGA to HDMI cable is going to work

    Often - if you have a HDMI input on the TV you may also have a PC VGA input
     
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    i've just looked and there was no sign of a VGA input on the television. have you got any suggestions ?
     
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    do you have a link to the cable you have -
    and also the make and model of PC - what options are available on the graphic card
    and the make and model of the TV what options are available

    S-Video
    Composite
    VGA
    HDMI
    component

    are some of the video options
     
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    looking at the link you gave me the reviews tell it all really - does not work - not sure what this cable is used for

    looking at the PC specs here all you have the option for is VGA out
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...gory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&product=4325440#N1095

    cant find the TV :(

    you will need something like this
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/vga-to-hdmi...rt-388962?tabid=1&criteria=usb&c=so&u=strat15
    I have not used myself - so you need to check it will work , and have some sort of option to return if not working

    If you purchased the cable from amazon , you should have 30 days direct selling to return it
     
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    okay thank you so much for your help!

    greatly appreciate it!
     
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