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I've an ASUS x54l-want to view dvds from it on my TV

by diwax / March 25, 2013 4:09 AM PDT

I've an ASUS x54l-want to view dvds from it on my TV

My x54L doesn't have a HDMI port only a 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor. But, the TV-LG - 42" Class (42" Diag.) - LCD - 1080p - 120Hz - HDTV does. What do I need to convert the signal to watch dvds? The TV specs: HDMI carries both digital video and audio (at resolutions up to 1080p) in a single cable. It provides the highest-quality connection between your TV and Blu-ray players, personal computers, video game consoles and more. The more inputs your TV has, the more devices you can connect directly.

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You have 2 open discussions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 8:49 AM PDT

And again, any VGA to HDMI would reduce quality (I had not told you this before.)

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VGA and HD
by mjd420nova / March 25, 2013 10:55 AM PDT

The dividing line exists between the VGA port (analog) and will struggle with 720. HD (digital) begins at 720 and presently extends to 1080. Todays laptops in the $300. range now come with an HDMI port so it is fast becoming the new standard for monitor and HDTV interfacing. I know, it's a step most aren't ready to take. The audio has now taken HDMI as an interface, so it will be tough to remain analog, but times change and so must we.

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Sorry but this is FUD. Outdated information.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 11:03 AM PDT
In reply to: VGA and HD
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Todays laptops in the $300. range now come with an HDMI port
by diwax / March 25, 2013 3:10 PM PDT
In reply to: VGA and HD

My ASUS notebook was in the $400+ range and a top of the line model and did not come with a HDMI port Shocked . I think that was the topic of this thread Confused . So again I'm confused on the above reply. I and others have laptops/notebook that have to convert analog to digital. I've read many discussions along with reviews on the cables and how there is need for them or converter box ... just saying... Wink again thanks Rob- Happy I ended up buying the cables and another DVD player as well-so as to not put any additional wear on this laptop, that as you mentioned may be worth more than the TV I was going to use it with.

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Share what you got.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2013 3:16 PM PDT

I used the usual AmazonBasics under 10 buck cable and the player was a Walmart special for 39.99 that I was shocked to see it upconverted DVDs. My dad was happy with that.

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AmazonBasics<10buck cable-player Walmart special 39.99
by diwax / March 25, 2013 4:08 PM PDT
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Audio cables had-and my Desk Top speakers also
by diwax / March 25, 2013 5:10 PM PDT
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