Solved I want to hook my dell vostro 1720 laptop to a HDTV.

August 7, 2013 at 13:18:36
Specs: Windows 7
I want to hook my dell vostro 1720 laptop to a HDTV, but my laptop does not have a HDMI port.
It does have USB ports. Could I get a USB to HDMI cable or adapter that would work? I have a Dish Satellite and can use dish anywhere to control & watch my dish system on a laptop, desktop, or netbook; however I want to watch on a large screen HDTV.
Thanks.
Joel

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#1
August 7, 2013 at 13:28:50
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You will need to get a USB to HDMI adapter, something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The benefit of that one, is it will do VGA/DVI/HDMI - so if you want to hook another monitor instead of TV, or something in the future, your not limited to HDMI.

Otherwise, this one is a little more inexpensive, only goes USB to HDMI but will work as well..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#2
August 7, 2013 at 14:49:36
Why wouldn't just use the VGA port?

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#3
August 7, 2013 at 15:31:45
Still need a converter. But that would work as well.

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#4
August 7, 2013 at 20:46:12
What's the make/model of the HDTV?

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#5
August 8, 2013 at 05:57:48
I have not purchased the tv yet. Thanks.

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#6
August 8, 2013 at 11:23:02
Those USB to Video things absolutely suck. They're OK for basic 2D, but not much else. They burn CPU cycles, because the PC's video signal has to be compressed before it can be transported over USB. And because the OS recognizes the USB device as a (very limited) display adapter, 3D acceleration is usually disabled or severely crippled.

You're much better off using VGA, which all laptops and most LCD TVs (but not plasma) have.

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