HDMI help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 14
Default HDMI help

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??
__________________

blacknightthe3rd is offline  
Old 04-13-2008, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default Re: HDMI help

Hello,

It won't work because VGA is analogue and HDMI is digital.
__________________

__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 04-13-2008, 06:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 14
Default Re: HDMI help

oh thats cr*p thanks a million just saved me like Ä50 so there is no way of getting hdmi 4 my lap top ?
blacknightthe3rd is offline  
Old 04-13-2008, 06:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default Re: HDMI help

Hello,

Sorry, nope.
__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 04-13-2008, 06:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 14
Default Re: HDMI help

ah well thanks all the same !
blacknightthe3rd is offline  
Old 04-15-2008, 07:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: HDMI help

Does your TV have VGA inputs? A lot of newer plasma and LCD TV's do, so you could just plug a VGA cord into your TV. If not, then use s-video, or better yet, component (if supported, component is HD).
__________________

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 01:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 14
Default Re: HDMI help

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?
blacknightthe3rd is offline  
Old 04-21-2008, 12:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: HDMI help

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).
__________________

__________________

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hdmi? J9Darkwing New Systems | Building and Buying 2 02-15-2008 11:57 PM
Playing in HDMI with no HDMI Plug-in dave39 Microsoft XBox 7 02-11-2008 07:43 PM
WTB HDMI cables Dakaggo Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 17 01-23-2008 04:30 AM
PS3 and HDMI zetahammy Sony Playstation 13 08-08-2007 06:29 PM
DVI to HDMI problems SapperX Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 07-18-2007 09:29 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.