Video noob seeks advice
March 5, 2012 12:44 AM Subscribe
Very specific video cable question (computer to LCD TV)
posted by benito.strauss to Technology (6 answers total)
If possible (and not too expensive) I'm going to try to connect my VAIO laptop computer up to my parents' LCD TV. My computer has HDMI and VGA (3 rows of five holes each) outputs. My parent's computer has Component inputs available (I'm not sure if that's the right name. There is one set with 3 RCA inputs, and another set with 5 RCA inputs).
It's not important that we get great resolution. We'll only be viewing JPGs and possibly some videos played in VLC. I've seen some cables advertised, and some posts saying it's impossible to do this just with a cable. I just want to know which output to connect with which input, that will be easiest and cheapest, and like I said, if I only get low resolution / choppy video it's fine.
We'll be visiting Fry's tomorrow (for a different reason), but if you can give me some straight-forward advice we'll give it a try. (I know all about computers, but have paid no attention to all the alternatives in TVs for the last 10 years.) Thanks.