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How to connect my laptop to my tv

Hi all, I want to connect my Dell inspiron 6400 to my pnasonic viera th37px70 plasma tv. I tried using the blue lead that normally connects my pc to the monitor but when i connected it to the pc terminal at the back of the television the image came out all blury and there was no sound. Is there a special lead that i need and if so which one is it. BTW i have HDMI on the back of the TV but not on the back of my laptop, any help would be appreciated.

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Just one remark (and not about the picture quality).

The VGA-cable you used only brings the video to the monitor. If you have a monitor with speakers, you'll note a separate audio connection. So you should use the audio input of your TV also. That makes sense, doesn't it?

Kees

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connecting laptop to tv

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It does make sense but the picture was very blurry so i thought i would need to get another cable? How do i get picture and sound then to my tv?. I've tried looking everywhere but can't find anything

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Did you set the resolution and refresh frequency ..,

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(as output by the laptop) to that expected by the TV as input? That should help.

Does the TV has audio input somewhere? That should be used for the audio.

Kees

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You'll find a good answer ...

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