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August 17, 2012 4:52:12 PM

Hey guys, i need some help getting a video single from my old laptop which has vga to my 50 inch tv which has hdmi. I was wandering if i only need to get video, no audio from the pc to the computer could i get this cord: http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/6-foot-VGA-to-HDMI...
I dont want to buy a hdmi to vga converter, im just hoping its possible to get just a video signal to the tv without any other hardware.

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August 17, 2012 5:21:15 PM

You need these-

You need a HDMI cable, a VGA cable and this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/KanaaN-Audio-HDMI-Converter-Ada...

For the 2 cables

For a kinda short VGA cable - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monitor-Replacement-SVGA-Cable-...
For a long- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Metre-Black-Cable-Laptop-Monito...

For a short HDMI cable - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wired--up-v1-3A-Plated-Connecto...

For a longer - http://www.amazon.co.uk/XBOX360-Online-Quality-Version-...

That cable won't work alone as stated in the reviews, HDMI is digital, VGA is analogue.


August 17, 2012 5:21:45 PM

Unless your laptop's GPU supports "HDMI-over-VGA" (which is limited to 1024x768), your only choices will be to either get VGA-to-HDMI converter or give up.
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August 17, 2012 5:35:43 PM

Yes the cable you selected will work (Video Only of course)
August 17, 2012 5:47:03 PM

Check your tv again, it should have a port for vga.
August 17, 2012 6:54:15 PM

Vga to hdmi cables do now work unless you have a special vga or hdmi port that supports input/output of either. you will need a signal converter such as what jay suggests
August 17, 2012 6:54:54 PM

Do not work i mean, stupid system, cant edit my own posts.
August 17, 2012 7:27:36 PM

mauller07 said:
Do not work i mean, stupid system, cant edit my own posts.


Quick Edit is your friend..
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August 19, 2012 3:17:11 PM

Ok, ill feel around and see if if there is a vga port back there.
October 3, 2012 3:47:56 PM

You will need to use an active converter because VGA is analog and HDMI is digital. I would recommend checking ( Part # SCA-VGA-HD).
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