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    connect dell inspiron 1501 to Older television ???
    « on: June 20, 2010, 04:11:52 PM »
    Good evening...

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop and an old television that works A1 but only has an antennae connection and the antennae cable connector.

    Can I somehow connect my laptop (which only has a VGA output and an output for headphones) to my television?  If so I would like to play DVD's from my laptop and also .avi files if possible. 

    Any help/advice greatly appreciated as usual.

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    Re: connect dell inspiron 1501 to Older television ???
    « Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 04:36:55 PM »
    ...I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop and an old television that works A1 but only has an antennae connection and the antennae cable connector.
    Can I somehow connect my laptop (which only has a VGA output and an output for headphones) to my television?  If so I would like to play DVD's from my laptop and also .avi files if possible...
    Sorry, no.

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    Re: connect dell inspiron 1501 to Older television ???
    « Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 08:05:17 PM »
    you should check if there a possible converter out there lol... just suggesting  ;)

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      Re: connect dell inspiron 1501 to Older television ???
      « Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 04:40:36 AM »
      Thanks for the response; I expected as much but thought I would ask.  I will check around and see if some amazing piece of electonics exists that would do the job though.  As the saying goes "Ya never know".

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      Re: connect dell inspiron 1501 to Older television ???
      « Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 04:07:50 PM »
      What you need is a VGA to RF converter.  Unfortunately, they are not easy to find anymore.  Many years ago they were common, but I don't think any company is making new ones now.  EBay may be your best bet.

      If your TV has RCA input jacks you could also use a VGA to video converter (also not easy to find).