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Laptop to TV Connection ?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Stan, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Stan

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    Thinking of dropping DISH and cutting the cord.

    We get a lot of channels through those digital/analog converters from a few years back, but with my main TV, the coax connector no longer works, so I use the S-video connection, this isn't an option on the two converters I bought.

    Also with my laptop, my only video output is an SVGA port (it's a year old HP dv6).

    Are there cables that convert from coax to S-video? Is there a way to connect my laptop to my TV where I need an SVGA input with S-video output? Possibly a USB connection?

    Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. schan1269

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    What series of DV6 didn't have HDMI? (granted I haven't even looked at a computer w/o HDMI in 6 years)
     
  3. Stan

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    Thanks Sam,

    It turns out I do have an HDMI output from my laptop (just didn't know it, thought it was a USB port.

    I'll do some shopping and hopefully get this issue settled.

    Thanks again
     
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    Good thing on the HDMI.

    Depending on what drivers/set-up yours has(I have two DV6, one 3 yrs old on Vista and one going on 6 months old on 8)...

    It might even already be setup for WiDi.(HP joined up with intel for early release of WiDi. There are some Vista HP that can do WiDi. I've not run into any 7 HP that can't do Widi, but they do exist.)
     
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    There are several ways to connect your laptop to a TV. In most cases, you’ll be able to connect one of these three connectors directly to your TV: VGA, DVI or HDMI. Additionally, unless you’re using an HDMI connector, you’ll need a 3.5mm audio RCA cable with a mini-jack splitter or a mini-jack connector in order to transmit an audio signal. In most cases you’ll need one of the following adapter/cable combinations.
     

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