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Old 01-02-10, 10:59 AM
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pc to tv connection

I want to run a cable from my pc to my Sony Bravia HDTV. There is a connection for a cable to to go to the tv from pc. I have moved my tower closer before to tv an worked fine. My question is do I want to just run a longer cable or can I just get a adapter to go from pc cable to hdmi connector on tv. Iam looking to watch movies on tv without having to burn them to disk. Thanks for any info.
 
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Old 01-02-10, 01:35 PM
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Do you have an HDMI connector on your computer? If so, a longer cord would probably be your answer. If not, do you have a serial connector on your TV? Most do. Not sure, but you won't be able to mix and match serial and HDMI.
 
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No HDMI on computer, yes to serial connector on tv. I was wondering because when i was in Home Depot today I saw a connector that was serial to HDMI, male to male. So I was hoping I would be able to connect the 2 cables together.
 
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Go too monoprice.com for anything related to cabling, adaptors, etc. They are by far the cheapest place to get anything like this. I will never pay retail prices anymore. Gosh, I almost sound like a salesman.
 
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If the Bravia has a VGA input, buy a male-to-male VGA cable and connect it from the PC's Monitor output to the TV's input.

If the PC has a DVI output you can buy a DVI to HDMI adapter, but the cable length should be limited to 15 feet or less. Cable length isn't an issue with VGA until you get into very long runs.
 
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