any ideas on how to connect a laptop to t.v

  emzzee 16:41 30 Mar 15
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trying to connect laptop to t.v via vga port and hdmi port through an adaptor. I have connected everything up but t.v reads no signal still. Where am I going wrong?

  emzzee 16:54 30 Mar 15

I am using my laptop's vga port and plugging that cable into a adaptor which then plugs into the hdmi port in my t.v

  bumpkin 17:36 30 Mar 15

What sort of adapter are you using, a cheap cable adapter will not work, it needs to be a converter. As beta has said vga is analogue.

  bumpkin 17:37 30 Mar 15

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  emzzee 17:41 30 Mar 15

Neewer Black HDMI Input To VGA Adapter Converter For PC Laptop is what I bought, I have no idea what I am doing so just bought this one. Do you think this is the problem?

  emzzee 17:53 30 Mar 15

oh, what do I need to get instead?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:10 30 Mar 15

What ports does the TV have apart from HDMI?

Make and model of TV make and model of laptop?

  emzzee 11:51 31 Mar 15

Thanks Beta, atleast I know what to look for.

Fruit Bat my t.v has ports for -scart, hdmi, audio, USB and CI card. It is a Technika 19-248. My laptop is a HP Probook 6560b, I'll be honest I have no idea what half the ports are but I know it has USB and a VGA port.....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:14 31 Mar 15

Is it this one? sse page 14

Probook should have a display port

the cable you then need is a display port to HDMI input

  emzzee 17:35 31 Mar 15

Oh , is that the only cable I need? Seems far easier than faffing around with a converter!! Will it definitely work? I don't want to buy yet another cable that I cannot return, I have quite a stash now

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:11 31 Mar 15

Check you have the display port (rear left hand end) see the picturse in my probook link.

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