Our VGA TV cables are specifically designed to connect your VGA enabled laptop to your TV, including audio with a built in jack-to-jack cable. While many laptops, TVs and computers connect with HDMI, the last generation relied on these connections to get the job done. If you have an older TV or laptop, or a tower lacking HDMI connectivity, these cables are the perfect way to get set up.
How to connect your computer/laptop to your TV The problem with computers, laptops and TVs is that each one seem to have different connections and finding how to get a picture and sound on your TV can be difficult. Here's a quick guide to help:
New Laptops - Most brand new laptops have HDMI sockets (budget range may not). HDMI is the most common way now for connecting to LCD and LED TV's. If there's no HDMI on your laptop, see below. HDMI carries picture and sound so makes things easier connecting to new TVs. Nearly all new TV's (usually LED/LCD but some modern Plasmas) will have a few HDMI Sockets. To connect a HDMI equipped laptop to a HDMI TV, a simple HDMI will do everything for you. Have a look at our OFC (oxygen free copper) range for a high quality cable at a low price.
For older Plasma TV's - these can be fitted with VGA or DVI. HDMI to DVI is pretty simple with a HDMI to DVI Digital cable. The only problem is that DVI only does the picture, not the sound. You'll usually need a 3.5mm Jack (for laptop end) to a 3.5mm Jack (TV end) or 2 Phono (Red and White on TV).
Other new laptops will have DisplayPort. We stock a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. Again, DisplayPort is similar to DVI, and is picture only. Sound will have to go through a seperate cable.