Can I convert old AV laptop outputs to HDMI?

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  1. ManMat1846

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    Hi,

    I want to connect a pimped but old laptop to my TV with a full HD connection.

    The only AV outputs it has are:
    VGA (but it's a business laptop so unlikely to support TV OUT/DDC)
    7-pin S-Video

    Also:
    USB/3.5mm mic and headphones (obviously)
    PCI Express
    And a mysterious output called '1394'?

    The laptop is a Dell Vostro 1700 (I know, but it's mostly replacement parts and works like a dream) and the screen resolution is 1980 x 1200.

    Can anyone help?
     
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    TV make and model required - does the TV have a VGA (or DVI-I) input ?
     
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    TV is an LG 50PS3000

    Inputs I can see are:

    HDMI
    S-Video
    Scart
    YPbPr component
    Ordinary (?) component (red, white & yellow)
    RS-232C (control & service - 9 pin)
    RGB In (15 pin)
    Audio (RGB/DVI)
    USB
    PCIMCA card slot

    TV is 50" full HD so, obviously, the higher the definition the better!

    Thanks for any help...
     
  5. Chris Muriel

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    The 15 pin RGB input is a VGA input ; you just need a VGA to VGA lead for the video side. Your TV manual must mention this somewhere.
     
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    What's that got to do with HDMI?
     
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    It satisfies the OP's original posted wish :
    "I want to connect a pimped but old laptop to my TV with a full HD connection. "
     
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    I'd second the VGA to VGA cable as the best and cheapest option. You posted that the Audio is RGB/DVI this would normally refer to the VGA in connection.
    However it won't carry the sound so you will also need the 3.5mm jack to jack or 3.5mm jack to twin RCA audio cable.
    Your mysterious 1394 refers to FireWire (mainly just video cameras have this)
     

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