Connect my new LED HDTV to laptop to gain best pic quality

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#1

I’ve had differing advice from the High Street stores when I attempted to obtain connecting leads between the Graphics card in my Laptop and an LP 37LH4000 HDTV.
On the Laptop I think I’m correct in saying the option is a VGA port and what I think is the better DVI port. The TV has many HDMI/DVI in ports and an RGB in (PC) port.
At Curry’s when I said my Laptop didn’t have HDMI I lost the attention of the salesman. PC World was really low on stock but suggested I buy an HDMI to HDMI lead then come back in the future for a HDMI to DVI converter to go in the Laptop, I still wouldn’t have been up and running so waited to get the whole lot together.
I thought this was going to be so easy with both items packed with all sorts of ports and connectors. Now I have the advantage of 1080p & 100Hz can you please help me set things up to get the best use of the system.:confused:


#2

I would go with a DVI to HDMI adapter and hook it up that way.

According to these specs I do not see a DVI input on the TV

What make and model laptop are we talking about here?


#3

[QUOTE=bean55;2533719]What make and model laptop are we talking about here?[/QUOTE]

Yup, we need to know the specs of the laptop especially the video card that’s in it.

You might be lucky enough that it’s and ATI, and it supports ATI proprietary DVI-D to HDMI dongle that allows 1080p video as well as 5.1 audio to pass through.

:cool::cool:


#4

Thanks for your replies guys, sadly the card isn’t ATI but a NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7600 in a Toshiba satellite P100-429 full details : http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=UK&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=122780#0
Thanks for your efforts.


#5

Hi,

indeed, the best option is to use the DVI connector of your Laptop and connect it to one of the HDMI plugs of your TV. You either need a HDMI<->DVI adapter (inexpensive!) or a DVI - HDMI cable. Example: http://www.reichelt.de/?ACTION=3;ARTICLE=69658;PROVID=2402

Additionally, you need to establish an audio connection from Line-Out of the Laptop to a Line-In of your TV in order to get the sound there.

Michael


#6

[QUOTE=mciahel;2533897]Hi,

indeed, the best option is to use the DVI connector of your Laptop and connect it to one of the HDMI plugs of your TV. You either need a HDMI<->DVI adapter (inexpensive!) or a DVI - HDMI cable. Example: http://www.reichelt.de/?ACTION=3;ARTICLE=69658;PROVID=2402

Additionally, you need to establish an audio connection from Line-Out of the Laptop to a Line-In of your TV in order to get the sound there.

Michael[/QUOTE]

Thanks Michael for the info and for pointing out the HDMI-DVI does not carry the audio. Can’t believe the lead in your example is only €6 :confused:
Thanks for all contributors :clap:


#7

[QUOTE=swog;2538496] Can’t believe the lead in your example is only €6 :confused:[/quote]:bigsmile: Indeed, this shop is really cheap with their cables.

Thanks for all contributors :clap:
You’re very welcome :slight_smile:

Michael