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Cables to connect PC to LCD TV

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Hi Now the proud owner of a shiny new Samsung LCD TV & now wondering about how I might be able to attach my PC to it (theres around 6 metres between the 2). The Telly has spare HDMI slots and al… Read More
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Hi

Now the proud owner of a shiny new Samsung LCD TV & now wondering about how I might be able to attach my PC to it (theres around 6 metres between the 2).

The Telly has spare HDMI slots and also has a PC in (Dsub) so looking for the most "bang for buck" way to hook the 2 up given the distance between them.

Cheers for any advice.

My graphics card is a 7900gs & the TV is a http://www.johnlewis.com/Technology/Televisions/Televisions/LCD+TV/1284/230418746/Product.aspx
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Tomb, I hope you did not pay £799 from John Lewis. It might have a 5 year guarantee, but Dixons online are doing the same tv (just a model number exclusive to Dixons) for £584 if you use the discount code.

I was going to request the same thing about cabes Tomb, so I will wait to see the response in this thread.
#2
Hi DinoM

Yes I did buy it from John Lewis !!!..................




................but I paid £599 including 5yr guarantee - well chuffed :-)


Good old JL & their pricematch policy.
#3
I connected my new PC/tv with VGA male to male leads from ebay (not sure if it's ok mentioning that place on here?) - I only needed a 2m lead and that cost only around £2-3 and works perfectly. I just had a nosey on there and for 5m leads you're looking around £8, or for 10m around £12 (delivered). When I was looking at similar leads from the major high street stores, they were around double that.

There may be cheaper alternate online though (ebuyer are worth looking at).
#4
Ditto what Matt says. I just wanted to add onto it that I've tried running it with a DVI to HDMI cable, but if I do that, it refuses to run at the screen's native resolution, meaning the image has to be upscaled, which looks uglier than your typical Welshman. So aye, fetch yourself a VGA cable and you'll be happy.
#5
and for sound a 3.5mm to 3.5mm mini jack cable.
you can get around 10m for 4 quid, well cheap.
#6
IMO the best option is VGA to VGA with audio cable built in.

This is what I have with my laptop, also with Samsung LCD. It saves you having to buy a separate wire for audio, as it has one built into each end of the VGA cable. Looks tidier as well having less wires.

Check out Ebay item 220150329521

I have the same cable bought from this seller, absolutely top stuff :)
#7
Thanks for that guys

VGA to VGA with audio here I come :-)

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