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Help! Connecting Samsung HDTV to Acer Aspire Laptop

by notsotechy / February 24, 2013 5:47 PM PST

Hello! I need some help, or maybe I'm just missing the big picture. But I cannot seem to find "how to" or a cable that will connect my Samsung 46" LCD HDTV LN46E550 (has HDMI inputs) and my Acer Aspire 5250(seems only to have VGA input/output?) laptop. Both ends appear to need to be 'male' since you can only plug into them. Anyone know of anything that can do this? Where to find? Or any tips?

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Something like this?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 5:58 PM PST
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Adapter or Converter?
by notsotechy / February 24, 2013 6:45 PM PST
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That one is the wrong way!
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 6:51 PM PST
In reply to: Adapter or Converter?

It goes from a HDMI PC to a VGA TV/projector.

Getting audio from the TV when looking at the TV seems very pleasant to me. It has much better sound than a laptop. I would only forget about that if the laptop was already connected to my home theater system for sound.


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Nice Call!
by notsotechy / February 24, 2013 6:58 PM PST

Did not realize that! I was going to head out and buy that! Thank you much! Any cables necessary when buying the converter? My TV is mounted against the wall, so a 3 foot long cable would probably be necessary for me to reach the laptop

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