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Old 01. Mar 2011, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All,

Need some assistance please, I would like to connect my laptop (USB port) to my home television (Samsung)(HDMI ) port, as Iím not quite certain what cable I would need to purchase, wanted some assistance please.

Any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01. Mar 2011, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To do this you will require a USB to HDMI Converter. You can find one of these quite easily by doing a Google search.
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Old 16. Mar 2011, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello All,

Instead of using the USB port, i intend to use my VGA port ..hence i wanted to know if i purchase a VGA to HDMI cable will it convert the analog signal to HDMI? any assistance would be much appreciated.

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Old 16. Mar 2011, 12:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We got a new TV last year, and it can be connected to the PC as a monitor via the HDMI port. I bought a VGA to HDMI cable to connect it, and it works fine. I had thought of posting about this, but since you asked for USB to HDMI, I thought your TV might be different.

You should go for the VGA to HDMI cable. I don't know by what name its exactly called, but here they called it RGB cable I think . You can just go and ask for a cable which will connect PC to a TV. This is quite popular nowadays, and so I think they will understand. It can be easily recognized, because at both ends, it has a port, the one which is connected from the monitor to PC.
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hence i wanted to know if i purchase a VGA to HDMI cable will it convert the analog signal to HDMI?
I am pretty sure you would need a separate powered device that converts the VGA signal from analog to digital HDMI.
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I am pretty sure you would need a separate powered device that converts the VGA signal from analog to digital HDMI.
Well, the cable I got, worked well with both my PC, and my brother's laptop, without any external device.
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Well, the cable I got, worked well with both my PC, and my brother's laptop, without any external device.
It will work, but I do not believe it will convert to digital HDMI.
I could be wrong as I have not done it, but since the VGA is analog, I do not think a cable alone would convert the signal to digital.
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I don't know the technicalities, but it worked great for me, and I was happy . Plus, the cable did not cost much too.
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Old 16. Mar 2011, 04:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Personally I would not notice the difference between the two ways.

I have a WD HD player and can hook up HDMI direct to my TV, but I do not see a difference from regular hookup.

And the converter would cost 10 times as much as a cable.
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Thanks for your prompt reply, much appreciated Ė have a good day.
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