connect toshiba laptop to lxd60 panasonic tv

  tonks mum 11:25 10 Jan 08

I have a toshiba laptop which my daughter very kindly cracked the screen and the lcd as bled to the point of no picture at all now, so was wanting to connect it to my panasonic lxd60 tv using the hdmi cable but in the tv handbook it says the hdmi connection is not for computers can anyone give me a good reason why i shouldnt connect them togeather?

  rossgolf 17:25 10 Jan 08

hdmi is not a connection for laptops/desktops.
if your laptop has a vga connection and your tv has( i will chek both in a minute) then you can use a standard vga lead

  rossgolf 17:28 10 Jan 08

sorry i will correct myself
you can in theory i think conect to a hdmi lead but is not advisable, nor is it widely supported by laptops.
if your manual says not to and you do then it could effect you warranty and garantee

  tonks mum 12:45 11 Jan 08

My laptop has a vga output but the tv doesnt can i not use a vga-hdmi lead???
But also why should you not connect to the hdmi socket it is an lcd tv and the laptop is lcd?

  tonks mum 13:33 11 Jan 08

Is ok have found a converter i would need and they not cheap so might as well buy a cheap pc monitor and hook it up to that...

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