Connect my Dell Inspiron 1545 to my Sony Grand Wega KDF-55WF655
I am wondering if it is possible to connect my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop to my Sony Grand Wega KDF-55WF655 television. I went to Best Buy and another electronics store and both said I could do this. I purchased a VGA to RGB cable where I connect the VGA plug to my computer and the RGB jacks to the Video 5 input on my TV. I also purchased an RCA (red jack and white jack) that plugs in to the TV with the other end plugging in to my laptop for sound.
When I hook this up, I get sound fine, but the TV displays a lot of distortion. I can make out my mouse pointer moving on the TV, how ever it is also distorted and there's about 6 of them across the screen. The distortion is in color.
I called Sony tech support and went through 3 levels of support only to have the last person tell me this wouldn't work and it had something to do with "interlace" and "progressive" scan. I couldn't really understand what he was saying.
Does anyone know if I can or can not get this work? Please let me know either way and if it can, what I need to do to make it work. THANKS!
Re: Connect my Dell Inspiron 1545 to my Sony Grand Wega KDF-55WF655
No cable alone is going to be able to convert VGA to component video or HDMI. You will need a converter box.
End of story.