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Laptop VGA output to TV HDMI input adapter
« on: August 05, 2015, 09:35:04 AM »
  I want to hook my HP Compaq 6715b laptop to my flatscreen TV to use the larger screen (32") as a monitor. What adapter can I use for this. I already have a 10' VGA cable that I used for this purpose with an older TV with VGA input, but this new TV does not have a VGA input. Will something like this work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4GW1F95729&cm_re=hdmi_vga_adapter-_-9SIA4GW1F95729-_-Product

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Re: Laptop VGA output to TV HDMI input adapter
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 09:40:45 AM »
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t... new TV does not have a VGA input
In that case, No, it is the wrong adapter.
Look here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186218&cm_re=vga_to_hdmi-_-12-186-218-_-Product

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Re: Laptop VGA output to TV HDMI input adapter
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 12:41:52 PM »
The TV has female HDMI input connections so it would need a male HDMI to plug into it. The adapter you linked looks to also have female HDMI plug so that won't work will it? Don't I need an adapter with male HDMI output plug?

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Re: Laptop VGA output to TV HDMI input adapter
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 06:20:08 PM »
Also, I'll be using this M-M VGA extension cable that I already have.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186081

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Re: Laptop VGA output to TV HDMI input adapter
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 06:34:05 PM »
New egg does not have a live chat, but your can email them or call on the phone.
HDMI inputs and outputs tend to look aline. You want to go from VGA to HDMI. The appearance of the connector does not indicate direction.
look here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=images+of+HDMI&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
More:
https://www.google.com/search?q=images+of+HDMI&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDcQ7AlqFQoTCLqFloKbk8cCFUgviAoddpAGtw&biw=768&bih=317
Also, ,you need to extend the output of the audio.  :)


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Re: Laptop VGA output to TV HDMI input adapter
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 03:48:01 AM »
The TV has female HDMI input connections so it would need a male HDMI to plug into it. The adapter you linked looks to also have female HDMI plug so that won't work will it? Don't I need an adapter with male HDMI output plug?

The connector that Geek linked looks to be the correct one for your use - You would then use a simple HDMI cable to connect the adapter to the TV.  The adapter you linked is for connecting a VGA monitor to an HDMI port on a computer and will not work the other way around.