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    How do I connect my laptop to my lcd TV?

    I want to connect my laptop to my new lcd tv to watch things on the tv. My laptop doesn't have an hdmi socket. What cables would I need to connect my laptop to tv for both picture and sound to show?

    This is my laptop:
    uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/inn…283

    This is my tv:
    amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21


    Thanks

    9 Comments

    Easiest way without HDMI...

    Use a VGA cable (to carry picture) and a 3.5mm audio cable for sound.

    VGA

    Audio
    Edited by: "robjamuk" 3rd Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    robjamuk

    Easiest way without HDMI...Use a VGA cable (to carry picture) and a 3.5mm … Easiest way without HDMI...Use a VGA cable (to carry picture) and a 3.5mm audio cable for sound.VGAAudio



    Thanks, ye that looks like what I need I think! Those cables are quite expensive though.

    hermanjelmet

    THIShttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Metre/dp/B000GDI6FC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294074859&sr=8-1



    You taking the ****?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Those cables can be got for under £5 on ebay in total.



    ok thanks. Is it a VGA male to female I need? It looks like the socket in the laptop is female and so is the one in tv? So I'd need male to male vga cable?

    Original Poster

    I think this is what I need then:
    amazon.co.uk/NO-…OL0

    plus the audio cable

    yes ebays the best place too get those cables.

    not sure why the guy linked a dvi to hdmi cable from amazon but oh well lol

    richardm86

    I think this is what I need … I think this is what I need then:http://www.amazon.co.uk/NO-BRAND-M-M-Black/dp/B001MQGOL0plus the audio cable



    yes that will do you fine

    robjamuk

    Easiest way without HDMI...Use a VGA cable (to carry picture) and a … Easiest way without HDMI...Use a VGA cable (to carry picture) and a 3.5mm audio cable for sound.VGAAudio

    hermanjelmet

    THIShttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Metre/dp/B000GDI6FC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294074859&sr=8-1



    i believe the words you were looking for were "thankyou for trying to help"
    dunno why you thought i was taking the ****?
    is it that you dont understand the hdmi end of the cable goes to the tv?
    if your laptop only has vga and not dvi output you only had to say

    dcx_badass

    I have never seen laptop with DVI. .


    Really? And you're on here dishing out advice?. Try the Dell XPS M1730 for a start, several asus laptops or a lot of macs?
    Having the dell myself I just assumed they were commonplace. But I guess that's stupid of me...
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