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Old 03-05-2014, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Sony Bravia LCD T.V. I want to connect it to my laptop. Would there be a benefit of using a VGA to HDMI opposed to using a USB to HDMI?
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Default Re: USB to HDMI vs other ports

Do you want to have your audio come from the laptop or the TV?
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Default Re: USB to HDMI vs other ports

Then I would suggest a USB connection. they make adapter either way that will let you stream audio over USB/VGA, but neither will do it automatically like true HDMI will. There is the off change depending on the sound drivers/program, that the audio might go thru with USB.

Something like this would do the trick:
http://aluratek.com/usb-to-hdmi-1080...ter-with-audio

I'm sure they make cheaper ones, this is just a reference.
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