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VGA to HDMI do I upgade my PC or buy a converter?


billis999
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Hi. I've just bought a new TV which doesn't have the VGA port on it's rear like my older one so I can no longer connect my PC/desktop to it as I used to. I've looked around and have discovered converters, though they're a bit pricey, and I wondered should I upgrade my desktop to HDMI? Now, I get poor internet speed where I live so wouldn't benefit from being able to stream in HD, and I game on my PS3 and watch TV on my Freesat, so all I use my desktop for is the usual surfing/Hotmail/Facebook. So, my question is: do I only need the HDMI graphics card or is there more to it than this? Amazon sell these at around £25 whereas the converters are closer to £45. Is it easy to do this or should I take it to a shop? Please feel free to patronise me as I really don't have a scooby! Help out your local Paramedic and thanks in advance.

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Lazarus The 2nd

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Make & Model of new TV, Please, or a link to it.

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billis999

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Samsung UE42F5000AKXXU 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim LED TV (New for 2013). Sorry, didn't think it was relevant.

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HondaMan

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Suggest you have a look here Maplin

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Jock1e

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Probably something like this should do it but would wait to see what others think.

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billis999

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I have bought a converter. Thanks for your help peeps. Please consider this forum closed.

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Hi. You will see a grey tick on the right of your post,if you click that it will turn green and that marks the post as closed.

If by any chance you want to open it again just click the green arrow till it turns grey and that will let us know that you still have problems.

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