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I have a odd problem connecting my laptop to my LCD TV via VGA cable. Short cable vs. long cable? A little help please.

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January 24, 2014 12:09:13 AM

I have an Acer Aspire currently connected to my LCD TV via a 5' VGA cable and it works great, but is getting seriously uncomfortable. I got a new, unbranded (but same as shorter one) 15' VGA cable. The cable works fine between my laptop & a smaller LCD monitor (as does the shorter cable) but when I connect it to the tv it comes up with a message that the tv doesn't support the resolution or refresh rate (it does this about the point where my desktop is loading). I do not have this problem with the shorter cord. Same tv, same laptop, same settings. Can someone please help? I am computer literate but not so tech saavy and just want to be able to sit comfortably a little further away. Thanks!
January 24, 2014 1:56:31 AM

hey!! i would like to suggest never use unbranded cables because it harms our system or so. An unbranded cables may damage or reflects on your resolutions or refresh rate. Some times, same cable are not mean for every devices.
I would rather refer you to buy branded new VGA cable which is longer and trustworthy. If you like to buy visit at http://www.sfcable.com/hd15-vga-monitor-cables.html or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006HXUXRY/ref=s9_bbs_...
Here you can get best cables.

Hope it will help you! :)  :) 
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January 25, 2014 1:08:37 PM

Thank you John. I checked out both sites & came away with more questions. :(  I didn't find any "branded" cables listed anywhere. Does 'branded' mean something different with electronics than other things? I take "branded" to mean something not generic, something that the manufacturer has "branded" with their name. Is this wrong? If not, what brand names should I be looking for?
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January 26, 2014 9:19:51 PM

Ohh! its sad! I also purchased some products from them that's why suggest you too. Just for your knowledge, i would like to tell you Sfcable itself is a brand they manufacture products by own and even i purchased cables from them which is good in quality and amazon is also a good eCommerce site which provides high quality products.
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February 15, 2014 12:53:52 PM

Thank you John! I will check it out.
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