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How to connect my laptop to my tv?

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April 24, 2010 8:00:18 PM

Hello,
I am going crazy trying to find the right cable to hook up my Dell Inspiron B120 to my 65" 1080p Mitsubishi 737 series tv. I know it has to have 15-pin connection but not sure which one to get. PLEASE HELP!

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April 24, 2010 8:31:33 PM

Thanks so much for the help! I was wondering if i need an HDMI cable?
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April 25, 2010 2:12:08 AM

It does not look like it is going to be easy to connect your laptop to your TV.

According to these specs the only video out option you have is VGA: http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfb/notebooks/inspn_b120/pd.a...

Unfortunately, according to Mitsubishi's site the 737 does not have a VGA input. You were not specific about which model you had (in the future when asking for help please be as specific as possible) so I reviewed the documentation for the lowest model 73727 which can be found digging around here: http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/support.html

This TV model does not have VGA or DVI inputs. That means you have to convert your VGA output from your laptop into an HDMI input for your TV.

Further complicating things, it looks like your TV does not have a 3.5mm audio input. Typically, when running video out of the VGA port on your laptop you would also run a 3.5mm audio cable from your laptop's headphone jack to a corresponding input on the TV.

So you need to convert video from VGA to HDMI and you either need to convert audio from 9mm to RCA, or find a video converter solution that will also take in the audio from your laptop and pass that along with the video out through HDMI.

Here's one option that showed up near the top of a "VGA to HDMI" google search: http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/19/atlonas-vga-to-hdmi-...

Or you could try something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&...
For this box you'll also need 3 cables:
VGA, for example: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&...
3.5mm audi, for example: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&...
HDMI, for example: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&...
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