Connect Laptop to TV?

Is there any way to connect my hp presario laptop to a normal tv? Any special type of wires?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best 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

    http://www.provantage.com/cables-go-40381~7CTBP086...

    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.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    which i'd knew

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