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Cable for Laptop to connect to TV.


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mcdanielnc89

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What kind of cable would I need to get in order for me to connect my laptop to my tv to use it as a screen for say when watching a movie or jsut wanna be lazy nd lay in bed without laptop on my lap?

I have an HP Pavilion DV9000 laptop
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What kind of TV do you have?

My TV has a VGA input - works great. You could also go S-Video. There are also switches available that will take your VGA connection and make it component (CYMK) or composite (the yellow tip).
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I have a Philips HDTV... it has some HDMI ports if that helps any?
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On our philips all I do is take the DVI port from a computer and hook it straight into the DVI/HDMI port on the TV its actually mentioned in the manual, there are two DVI compatible ports on ours and its an older TV, there are the S-video and component outputs but in my experience they are a little fiddly and complicated to get working properly much easier is to use the standard ports and hook it up just like a monitor it then appears on the PC connection channel on the TV.
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Your laptop doesn't have DVI or HDMI outputs. Easiest way to find out how to hook it up: look for a connector on the TV that looks like one on your laptop. I know your laptop has VGA and S-Video outputs, and chances are your TV will have those inputs as well.
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