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VGA computer out to Smart TV

Adapters. VGA HDMI

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miketromv

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Hi all

I hope I get this right but I am looking to connect my pc which is about 7 years old to an LG smart TV to act as a monitor and TV.

There is no HDMI socket on the computer and no VGA socket on the TV. I have been doing this with my old Sony Bravia for about 4 years as it has a VGA socket on the TV. I have bought an HDMI male to VGA female adapter but the TV is not recognising or receiving any signal from this when I try to plug the VGA to VGA lead in. Can anyone recommend any ways round this or know of the best hardware to buy at a reasonable price to get this sorted please?

Is there some sort of power cable that needs to be attached or the like do you know?

Many thanks in anticipation,

Mike


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to go from VGA to HDMI you have to actually have an active converter, not just a cable. it's going from an analog signal to a digital signal and that can't be done just in the wire.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1  I've  used this one in particular before and it works as expected.

 

you do have to make sure it's a VGA to HDMI converter and NOT an HDMI to VGA converter (which are more common). the VGA to HDMI converters will generally have  a female HDMI connector on them instead of a male connector, and almost always have some kind of audio connector to get the sound in to the HDMI connection since VGA doesn't carry sound.


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