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Add hdmi output to my pc?

by DLRVelocity1 / November 11, 2011 2:05 AM PST

I want to add the capability to stream movies from my pc to my tv's using a hdmi cable. My current pc has no hdmi output port.

What is the simplest economical way to get this capability and rasonable audio / visual results?

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Does your TV have a vga input
by kzolady / November 30, 2011 1:31 AM PST

If your TV has a vga input, you can get a UXGA cable. I guess this is becoming more common. So ppl use this cable to hook their laptops to their hdtv. I hooked my computer to my HDTV with a UXGA cable that has an 3.5 inch audio cable built into it. It works very well and the got rid of the need for speakers for my computer. I got the cable from Amazon. It is Cables To Go. It cost about $12.00, and does an excellent job. This is also really easy to set up, not quite plug and play, but almost.

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by DLRVelocity1 / November 30, 2011 5:38 AM PST

Will this UXGA cable provide the tv with audio also? And, can I just add a VGA splitter, (ie; 1 in , 2 outs of the same VGA cable), to feed the tv and current monitor at the same time?
Thanks so much for your feedback.

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by kzolady / December 1, 2011 6:23 AM PST
In reply to: Encouraging....

You can get this UXGA cable with a 3.5mm audio cable built in. On the ends, you have about 15 inches of 3.5mm audio cable loose to accommodate your setup. Check out what you need at<div>
Amazon also sell VGA splitters. Check it out at: <div>
I don't work for the big A, I just shop there a lot and have had very good luck with the service. Even if you don't shop there, you can get and idea of prices, what is available and what other ppl thought of various products.

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Simple enough...awesome, this will work!
by DLRVelocity1 / December 1, 2011 10:04 PM PST
In reply to: Yeap

Thanks so much for your time and feedback. I'm going to check on one of these cables right now. Too bad I've got a 25' high end hdmi I have no use for now, but I've got a solution!

Thanks again. Hope I can be of help sometime too.

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Amazon order omplete
by DLRVelocity1 / December 1, 2011 10:48 PM PST
In reply to: Yeap

After reading countless reviews, I quickly snatched up the most highly recommended cable and splitter. Done deal! Thanks again.

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Glad to be of help
by kzolady / December 2, 2011 3:08 AM PST
In reply to: Amazon order omplete

I don't know a whole lot about this stuff, but this one I did myself and it worked great Maybe you can sell your HDMI cable on Amazon and help defray the cost of your UXGA cable and splitter, LOL

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Re: HDMI output
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 11, 2011 5:07 AM PST
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PS. Card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 11, 2011 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: Re: HDMI output

I see this is an AGP card. It's quite likely you need a PCI-E one. Depends on the motherboard of your PC. So let me repeat: just an example.


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There are also USB graphics adapters ...
by Bob_Meyer / November 11, 2011 12:36 PM PST
In reply to: Re: HDMI output
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No Digital out for usb interface....
by DLRVelocity1 / November 14, 2011 2:16 AM PST

The emachine I have currently has no digital out capability. VGA only.

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Simple procedure.
by jogay / November 11, 2011 8:22 AM PST

I recently added a video card with HDMI capabilities to a 3 year old computer for a customer. He has macular degeneration and wanted to use a 40" flat screen as his monitor. The picture is great and he can see the entire screen without having to use the slider back and forth to see everything on it. He is 78 years old. I am so proud of him for wanting to keep up! Just be sure that you have a slot for the kind of card that you buy. I used a PCI card.

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cheapest way...
by porsche10x / November 12, 2011 2:40 AM PST

If you have a DVI output, you could get a simple DVI to HDMI adapter. You would have to connect a separate audio cable as well, since most DVI video cards will not send audio (although some do for HDMI compatibiity).

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