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to connect laptop to tv

by dinpratap / June 21, 2009 9:40 AM PDT

hi i have Hdmi port in laptop and my tv has audio video port can i connect my laptop to tv with hdmi to audio video cable i have sony vaio laptop model#VGN FW350 J. Please let me know so i will buy the cable and am i able to watch my laptop programme in tv.
waiting for your reply. my email is :din123_can@yahoo.com.
thanks
Dinpratap

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Problem . . .
by Coryphaeus / June 21, 2009 11:35 AM PDT

HDMI is fully digital, A/V is analog. If you can find a cable/converter, yes.

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this is the description for hdmi to rca cable
by dinpratap / June 21, 2009 11:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Problem . . .

hi thanks for your reply the cable has this discription will this work for my tv...
Golden Plated HDMI to 5 RCA Cable Converter 1080p!
HDMI to 5 RCA Cable with high-definition, transfers uncompressed and untransformed digital audio and video.
For the highest flexible quality material made.
Output of all-digital video and audio information .
No wastage when the video and audio data arrive in the TV .
1.5M HDMI to 5 RCA Cable can save the HDTV bandwidth.
Cable length: 1.5M
Color: black

waiting for your reply sir.........
thank you

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Sounds interesting . . .
by Coryphaeus / June 21, 2009 9:42 PM PDT

Do you have a link/web site to the product?

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about the item #
by dinpratap / June 22, 2009 9:02 AM PDT

hi i saw this item on ebay.com they don't have link but i can give you item# (#320387763177). if you give me your email i can send you the email about this, but please let me know that this item will work for my laptop to tv or not they don't say anything about that
thanks
dinpratap

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Won't work . . .
by Coryphaeus / June 22, 2009 11:19 AM PDT
In reply to: about the item #

From the site:

Tip: This is a used for devices that for outputting a HDMI analogue signal so you can use it on a component devices. This is a cable NOT a converter, please be sure you get this point before purchasing, thank you!

This cable is used to convert HDMI to component, Y, pB, pR, for an HD signal, and digital audio. As it says it is not a converter, digital to analog.

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helpful link
by jeff_windows_team / June 22, 2009 4:45 AM PDT

Here is a helpful link that explains the different types of cables used to connect TV's and computers as well as how they differ from one cable to another: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/mediacenter/getstarted/wmc-on-tv.mspx

Once your computer is connect to your TV, you can either use your TV as an extra monitor for whatever is on your desktop, or depending on your OS and specific hardware, you can use your computer to stream TV shows, record movies to your laptop, and generally view any type of media you want on your TV. Here is some more info on Windows Media Center which you may already have on your computer: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-media-center/default.aspx

Cheers,
Jeff
Windows Outreach Team

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