Hey i have a dell inspiron 1501. it only has a vga port and i really want hdmi because my tv has it. would it be ok to get a male vga to dvi female addaptor and then a dvi male - hdmi cable and hook it up to my tv??
hi thanks but nope,
bought my new 40 inch hdtv after christmas in the sales and when i was lookin to hook it up no vga ( i know rookie mistake) it does have s-vid but my laptop doesn't!!! any other suggetstions?
You can probably get a VGA-to-DVI conversion box, but those are probably going to be fairly expensive. It's a box that takes in VGA signals, converts them to digital DVI signals, and outputs them. I'm pretty sure DVI and HDMI are interchangeable, but VGA and DVI are only half way interchangeable (DVI port to VGA monitor works).