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How do you get computer onto tv

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August 31, 2012 1:44:28 AM

Hello,
I have a dell laptop that we want to convert whats on laptop to our tv. Computer does not have hdmi connection. Does an inexpensive $10 convertor cord do the trick?

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August 31, 2012 1:59:24 AM

You can pull out an HDMI signal from a single or dual link DVI-I connector. You cannot passively convert a VGA signal into an HDMI signal, you will need an active converter, these are finicky at best.
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August 31, 2012 2:10:13 AM

There are probably devices that will do what you want, but as Pinhedd mentioned they won't do a very good job (unless you spend a lot of money). I think most HDTVs support D-Sub (VGA), so if you have that input you're fine.

Also, if you want to get a clear answer, what type of television do you have? HDTV, tube/CRT, etc.
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