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    Hi all i just purchased new a sony laptop and it says on the laptop i can connect to my hd tv, what cable do i need to be able to do this as? i have looked and cant find a hdmi port on the laptop. All i can see is a vga slot and usb ports. any help on what cable i would need would be great thanks all in advance.

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    try this one,will find more if i can ]http//hd…tv/

    Should be a hdmi slot, have you got a link to the model online?

    What model is it? Different laptops, different ports.......or you know, wild idea, you could read the manual. :giggle:

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    standard vga cable , what you would use to connect PC to Monitor , Your HDTV have a VGA port?

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    Lefty;7515074

    Should be a hdmi slot, have you got a link to the model online?



    Thanks for you help ....Sony va10 VGN-NW20EF

    amazon.co.uk/exe…OLE

    VGA only according to Sony's site. So either you need a VGA port on your TV, a DVI-I port and a VGA>DVI-I converter or it gets complicated....as VGA is analogue and HDMI is digital

    Does your tv have a vga slot
    http://www.blog.wareseeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/notebook_vga_port.jpg

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    megalomaniac;7515213

    VGA only according to Sony's site. So either you need a VGA port on your … VGA only according to Sony's site. So either you need a VGA port on your TV, a DVI-I port and a VGA>DVI-I converter or it gets complicated....as VGA is analogue and HDMI is digital



    I have a hd tv which is fitted to my wall and all cables are inside the wall,is there a adapter you can purchase that will go onto the vga port so i can plug a hdmi cable into?

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    tonyg1962;7515352

    Does your tv have a vga slot



    Yes it does but tv is fitted into the wall so i can get at the vga slot,what i want to do is use the sapre hdmi cable i have coming from my tv and plug directly to laptop/adapter.:thumbsup:

    tara1082;7515397

    Yes it does but tv is fitted into the wall so i can get at the vga … Yes it does but tv is fitted into the wall so i can get at the vga slot,what i want to do is use the sapre hdmi cable i have coming from my tv and plug directly to laptop/adapter.:thumbsup:



    Not possible unfortunately.Hdmi cable would only work with a laptop with either HDMI or DVI,

    You can buy a convertor something like this but they are not cheap ,
    dabs.com/pro…tml

    As above, afraid no HDMI slot so no simple solution. Convertor looks expensive. Might have to come off the wall if you want to link it up

    Would something like this work? I think it should but not sure.

    http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1050/18mgoldhdmi1gallay.jpg

    Not heard of this ]retailer. (Selling for £4.61)

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    nomeames;7516132

    Would something like this work? I think it should but not sure. Not heard … Would something like this work? I think it should but not sure. Not heard of this ]retailer. (Selling for £4.61)



    I am not sure,does anyone on here knoe if this will work? Thanks

    tara1082;7516654

    I am not sure,does anyone on here knoe if this will work? Thanks



    Not unless there's a ]DAC (well technically speaking an ]ADC) hidden in there somewhere. Which there wont be, as a proper converter doesn't come cheap.

    You will surely not get any sound as VGA doesn not carry sound. This connector MIGHT just give you the video. You may have to connect audio lead separately. I am just guessing.

    (I have connected my laptop to TV through VGA (VGA to VGA) and separate audio leads)

    nomeames;7517777

    You will surely not get any sound as VGA doesn not carry sound. This … You will surely not get any sound as VGA doesn not carry sound. This connector MIGHT just give you the video. You may have to connect audio lead separately. I am just guessing. (I have connected my laptop to TV through VGA (VGA to VGA) and separate audio leads)



    Not a chance, it doesn't alter the fact that the VGA port will output an analogue signal and the HDMI port on the TV requires a digital signal......it's like a bit like speaking French to a man that only speaks Chinese and expecting him to understand, you need a translator in the middle.

    megalomaniac;7517952

    Not a chance, it doesn't alter the fact that the VGA port will output an … Not a chance, it doesn't alter the fact that the VGA port will output an analogue signal and the HDMI port on the TV requires a digital signal......it's like a bit like speaking French to a man that only speaks Chinese and expecting him to understand, you need a translator in the middle.



    It's like buying a telephone from China and then expecting to be able to understand someone speaking Chinese through it.

    Anyone can put whatever plugs they like on a cable just like you can have whatever numbers you want on a telephone but unless the two ends are speaking the same language not much will happen.

    Got it now !

    http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2044/120078540262180.png
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