Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 55486 5-Jan-2010 19:25
Send private message

Hi

We have recently bought a toshiba satetllie pro laptop and are figuring out all the things we can do with it.

we would like to hook this up to our TV to able to view downloaded files, music as well as streaming programmes etc.

We have a new (bbought within last 6 months) sony bravia flat screen tv. 

We have been told we probably need and hdmi to hdmi cable - I am trying to figure out if this is right and will allow me to do all this.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks

debbie

Create new topic
2915 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287250 5-Jan-2010 19:28
Send private message

It probably doesn't have an HDMI out. You probably need a DVI to HDMI cable.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


4154 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 54

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287251 5-Jan-2010 19:29
Send private message

What model laptop and TV do you have?

The easiest way to hook it up, would be to take a vga - vga cable between the laptop and TV. This is the same cable used to hook up a normal monitor to desktop computer. This will work 90% of the time. This will do the video only.

 
 
 
 


3510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 368

Trusted

  Reply # 287276 5-Jan-2010 21:51
Send private message

Most laptops have VGA out, although some of the newer ones have dvi and/or HDMI. So again model would be useful. But is only a VGA plug then a regular VGA cable does quite well. The extra bit you need is cable for the sound, one end, the laptop end will be a 3.5mm head phone jack. The tv will be either 2x rca (red and white) or some tvs have headphone jacks as well.




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


2915 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 287293 5-Jan-2010 23:24
Send private message

Check your TV - some newer TVs don't actually have VGA inputs in favour of having DVI instead.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.