The laptop has
2x standard usb (usb-a?)
2x network (the two monitor symbol, and one monitor symbol)
1x usb, possibly usb-b
1x very small-labelled as '1394', 4-pin-usb?
1x RJ11 Cable
3x audio rca connections at front of laptop (blue,red,green-line in,microphone,headphone)
The widescreen tv has
1x hdmi socket
plus component in (Pr/Pb/Y)
with L+R audio.
Is it possible to output the laptop video and audio to the tv, eg via pc usb to the tv's hdmi socket? If not, is there another way-whats the best cable to use? Ill assume if its possible to connect an hdmi cable to usb on the laptop I may have issues with the display ratio or trying to get audio. It would save alot of time being able to show media on the tv-wirelessly or not-but I dont like the idea of having to use multiple cables :) thanks
I don't think there's a simple way to do what you want to do. Does your TV not have 'VGA in'? (Most modern TVs do). You can't, I don't think, just output from your VGA output to your TV's HDMI input - the two aren't compatible. You'll probably need something like this:
I found one upstairs 5 mins ago-just long enough, works fine from the tvs pc audio connector to headphone jack, in stereo, thanks :) handy for using the internet on a larger screen too, but not all websites want to change font size :)
Fruit Bat /\0/\ >> sorry to bump, you say VGA to RCA gives a better result than a straight VGA to VGA? Some web forums and comparisons suggest the complete opposite. I think they may be referring to regular RCA however (red/white/yellow?) and not 'component', which is the same as 'RCA component' (red/green/blue in your link)-would this be correct?
My tv image just using vga is excellent, although I think there is some very low audio interference up close. thanks
My second post was relating to the tv vga - thanks, all I need, I seem to already have :)
Some websites label YPbPr on the tv as only being for RGB (red, green, blue) analog 'RGB component' cables, but after seeing red, green, blue labelled as 'RCA component' in your link, added confusion. So im not sure if RCA component (red,green,blue) is essentially the same thing or compatible with RGB, if they both use the same color code? Is this true, or does it depend on what devices are being used?
Some websites show RCA as only being yellow, white, and red. I would have assumed that this is not the same thing as RCA component or RGB component, but one site stated I may be able to use RCA cables (yellow,white,red) in RGB component jacks (red/blue/green)-that doesnt sound likely?
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