Laptop to TV [Solved/Closed]

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 Nick -
Hello,
You all make everything sound so simple. Procedure needed in lay terms, please. Have a Compaq(HP) Presario 64 Athlon laptop and Samsung HD flatscreen tv. How do I go about trnsferring from Laptop to TV. Do I have to buy all kinds of fancy cables ??Thanks in anticipation.

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I have no idea until you tell us the exact model number of your laptop.
HP Athlon 64 Presario R 4000. EC383UA#ABL.Hope this suffices. Thanks
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Your HP laptop has a VGA (15 pin) Video output port. If your TV has a VGA port then a standard VGA cable and a Headphone to RCA cable (for sound) is all you need. If you don't have a VGA TV port then you will need either a VGA/HDMI converter or a VGA/component video converter plus the sound cable.

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Thank you. I will try and see if I can get it going. Will let you know.
Thank XPCMan. Works fine.Wish the laptop had a HDMI, wouldn't have had to bother with head phones.

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