Can I connect the VGA output from my Inspiron 6400 to the HDMI input from my HDTV? Such cable exist on the market but I wonder what would be the quality of the image on my TV. My main objective is to view on the HDTV my video tapes which where unloaded to my hard disk.
Vga is an analog output where as HDMI is a digital input. It will not work without some sort of a convertor.
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Without a converter for VGA to HDMI, would it work for Toshiba model :32HV10E, 32" LCD TV , If I purchase online for the Dell - DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter - Manufacturer Part# : Dell Part# : 450-14607 ?
Is there a diff for Display port and VGA port ?
Yes, there is a difference. Looking at the picture of the part should have told you that.
You need a VGA to HDMI converter box. Look for one at Newegg.com or Amazon.com
I bought a VGA to HDMI converter box, TV display laptop is working fine now with 1024 x 768.
Just wonder those with HDMI port on laptop or Tablet, do they need a converter, if they want to display Laptop on TV.
@ieee488: Thanks. So new laptop / tablet / Netbook with a HDMI port that allows it to connect directly to TV, saving of about $100 and efforts to buy the converter.
It's lucky that my Inspiron 6400 is working fine with Toshiba model :32HV10E, 32" LCD TV and HD Video converter - VGA to HDMI. Just folllow TV manual for setting (take about 5-10 minutes to figure out the TV must use remote controller, press the button of "Menu"-> Press "Input Source selection" button , then toggled to "HDMI" and press "OK" button), everything is plug and play, <FN> F8 for laptop to extend the desktop display to external device, in this case, TV). There is no audio problem, the sound from laptop to TV works perfect. It took me about 5-10 minutes to confirm that 1024 x 768 pixels is the best solution to display on 32" LCD TV.