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Thread created on Tue Oct 01, 2013 09:39:16
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I have a Laptop with a VGA port

and TV with HDMI only

I need to use the TV as a desktop monitor.

Would my plan work?

1. Buy a VGA to DVI adapter
2. Buy a DVI to HDMI adapter
3. Connect the DVI part of 1st adapter to DVI part of the 2nd adapter
4. Connect HDMI part of the adapter with TV.

I know VGA is analog and no, i don't need Audio, just Video

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Posted on Tue Oct 01, 2013 19:35:03
Why don't you just buy a VGA to HDMI convertor? There are plenty of those around.

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Posted on Wed Oct 02, 2013 00:03:44
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Posted on Wed Oct 02, 2013 01:11:06
You know what, screw it.

The VGA to HDMI Converters cost 50+ euros, and they can't match the true HDMI quality.

I give up.

I will connect my external HDD with the TV, and watch movies through it.

It's also a SMART TV so it's not that bad

I just won't be able to play Need For Speed on a 42" TV

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Posted on Wed Oct 02, 2013 02:05:17

50 + ?

i guess it depends where you live 'cause i saw a video only one for 20 just a few days ago



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Posted on Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:01:37
It would be a rather 'shit', or perhaps just old TV to have a HDMI port without a DVI or VGA port as well, I would have thought?...
Perhaps the cheaper, and better option for you, might be to get a VGA to the err, yellow round one (is it part of the composite plugs?) if your TV has one of those.

And if it doesn't have any of the above, then it's most certainly unlikely to be a smart TV, or any TV from the last decade, almost...

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Posted on Wed Oct 02, 2013 19:15:16
You could save up for a new laptop....sounds pretty old if there is no hdmi. What need for speed is it? Maybe buy an old PS1 for 20 quid

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Posted on Wed Oct 02, 2013 19:38:48
By RealmKeeper [781015]
It would be a rather 'shit', or perhaps just old TV to have a HDMI port without a DVI or VGA port as well, I would have thought?...
Perhaps the cheaper, and better option for you, might be to get a VGA to the err, yellow round one (is it part of the composite plugs?) if your TV has one of those.

And if it doesn't have any of the above, then it's most certainly unlikely to be a smart TV, or any TV from the last decade, almost...


VGA to Composite? I could try that, however i doubt the quality.

It's a Panasonic L42-E6E - Panasonic is infamous when it comes to connectors - VGA in this case.

The Panasonic Plasma P42-UX30E which i have in my living room doesn't have VGA either.


By justthejobby [1640111]
You could save up for a new laptop....sounds pretty old if there is no hdmi. What need for speed is it? Maybe buy an old PS1 for 20 quid


It's a Dell Inspiron m5030. I bought it like, 2+ years ago i think. I didn't pay attention to HDMI back then

It's Need for Speed Shift and Shift 2

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Posted on Wed Oct 30, 2013 01:34:57
No matter what you do, if you run the laptop to the TV you're going to have problems with quality. VGA is an analog signal which means it's only capable of going up to a certain resolution with certain refresh rates. HDMI and DVI are both digital signals which cannot be easily converted to analog (or vice versa, as you're seeing with the 50+ euro converters). At the end of the day, no matter what piece you use. you're going to have to go through some form of conversion from analog to digital conversion that will a. cost a lot and b. be kind of shitty.

You definitely chose the best way to go by using an external HDD with the smartTV

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