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#1 xesvuli420


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 04:05 AM

For the last few years I have had a HP laptop hooked to a RCA HDTV (with DVI, not HDMI!) with S-video.

The display is crappy, always has been. I just bought a new laptop, this time I made sure it had VGA and HDMI ports.

But now I'm getting frustrated. I was doing research on what would be better to use, HDMI -> DVI, or VGA -> DVI.

Then I heard a nasty little rumor. If my DVI TV is NOT HDCP, then neither will work anyways!

WTF is this true? did I just spend extra money getting a laptop that had better ports for no reason?

I looked up the manual for my tv (RCA 56" HDTV, the model # is either R56WH76, or R56WH78) on the RCA website, and all it says is DVI.



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#2 xesvuli420

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 04:19 AM

Ok ok dont point fingers and laugh, but you remember that old never judge a book by its cover crap...?

My tv is NOT a R56blah blah blah

I just prayed to god, pulled it our, and it is a


#3 flyboy_ont


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Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:33 AM

Most computers nowadays do come with both VGA and DVI, at least on desktops. It's the TV you have to check that they can accept either. I have a Samsung 42" which only accepts VGA and a 36" that accepts DVI and VGA.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 10:57 PM

According to your manual its DVI Input with HDCP - New Connectivity. Plug it in and enjoy :thumbsup:

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