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Using a LCD TV/Monitor as a presentation Monitor?

by ericthegeek / March 15, 2008 3:42 AM PDT

Is it possible to use a 52" LCD TV as a monitor which I can hook up to a laptop via DVI? The TV does not have a DVI input only HDMI and RGB. Can DVI out be converted to RGB or HDMI and would this work? HELP!

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"hook up to a laptop via DVI? The TV does not have a DVI
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 4:17 AM PDT

"hook up to a laptop via DVI? The TV does not have a DVI input"

No, this will never happen. But since you have HDMI have you thought of a laptop with HDMI output? And before you think about a VGA to HDMI converter box did you price it out?


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Dont Lose Hope!!!!
by / March 24, 2008 7:21 AM PDT
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question on audio
by gtvr4me / April 6, 2008 2:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Dont Lose Hope!!!!

If you send the laptop video from DVI to HDMI to the TV, shouldn't you still be able to use an audio output on the laptop to connect to the TV? Depending on what the output is it will most likely need another adapter, but it should be possible. I have an adapter for hooking my MP3 player up to a receiver via RCA that would work with a laptop.

I've never hooked my laptop up to an external video display (besides a projector) but I would imagine the audio would still play on the laptop. If so, just have some decent computer speakers to hook up to. You could even get fancy and have them installed near the TV and have it wired to a jack near the location of the laptop.

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(NT) whats your laptop make, model?
by THE COMPUTER HEALER / March 24, 2008 2:58 PM PDT
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Been a while....
by entrecon / April 11, 2008 1:50 AM PDT

but I do know there are devices called Scan Converters that will take the computer signal and convert it for TV. Quality varies with price. Depends on what you are trying to display. On the lower end models I used it was great for a PowerPoint but poor for an Excel apreadsheet.

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