Connect Laptop to TV?
Is there any way to connect my hp presario laptop to a normal tv? Any special type of wires?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
There are several ways depending on your TV and Laptop
S-Video - simple cheap cable if your laptop has this type of connection, nearly all TVs do.
VGA - Gives much better quality than S-video uses a regular monitor cable, however you will probably only find this on an HDTV
DVI - If your TV and Laptop have a DVI connection, probably the best connection alongside HDMI, again only on HDTV
HDMI - you computer will not have this but you can get a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to it HDMI is compatible with DVI ( you guessed it...only on an HDTV)
Scan converter - this is a box that can convert a VGA signal to S-Video or component video
There are VGA to S-Video cables but these only work if your video card will output S-video out the VGA port. You would have to check with HP on that.
- 1 decade ago
have the tv on and set to the correct mode before turning the laptop on.
should already have a connector, if not not try a TV turner card.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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