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Old 12-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to connect my laptop to my tv making my tv the main monitor. I have a vga to hdmi cable. When i plug it in nothing comes up on my tv and i am on the right source. Also in display settings on my laptop it doesn't even show that there is another monitor connected so what am i doing wrong?
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a simple vga to hdmi cable will not work.
because VGA is analog and HDMI is digital.
it's like trying to use film on your digital camera.

you'll need to buy a converter that can actually output VGA signal to HDMi
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so what is a vga to hdmi cable for then? will i need to buy vg to vga and hdmi to hdmi with converter box then instead
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so what is a vga to hdmi cable for then?
VGA TO HDMI CABLE - you know what they say, there's one born every minute.
just kidding! honestly though, I have no idea.
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will i need to buy vg to vga and hdmi to hdmi with converter box then instead
I believe so.
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