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How do I connect my computer to my Tv?


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#1 jessbelow

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 01:52 AM

Hello, This is kinda a newbie question, but I want to connect my Computer to my Tv with HDMI Cable, How can I do that?

The Computer I have is an HP IQ 504, Its has no HDMI cable, but has 5 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals.

For my Tv it has an HDMI cable. I have both a Samsung and Sony Tv, although It doesn't matter which one I should use because both has an HDMI cable.

What I would like to know, What adapter do I need to buy to be able to screen mirror my computer to my tv with HDMI cable. As my computer only has USB port 2.0, also this is my computer specifications. http://www.amazon.com/HP-IQ504-TouchSmart-Processor-Premium/dp/B001A4M2FG

Its a pretty old version computer, Please help me get my computer share screen with my Tv, Thanks.

 

I know I can also use chromecast to screen mirror but I would prefer HDMI more because they say its more stable than wireless.

 

 



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 06:21 PM

These links may give you more information :-

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Decrescent-Premium-HDMI-Converter-Cable-Black/dp/B008QXXJ42

 

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/usb-20-to-dvi-full-hd-adapter-with-vga-and-hdmi-adapters-a98ha

 

Both these links are to UK web-sites but they should give you a starting point. Failing that you could do what we did for my wife - admittedly in part because I wanted her older laptop - buy a new one with an HDMI socket built in !

 

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 09:07 PM

These links may give you more information :-

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Decrescent-Premium-HDMI-Converter-Cable-Black/dp/B008QXXJ42

 

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/usb-20-to-dvi-full-hd-adapter-with-vga-and-hdmi-adapters-a98ha

 

Both these links are to UK web-sites but they should give you a starting point. Failing that you could do what we did for my wife - admittedly in part because I wanted her older laptop - buy a new one with an HDMI socket built in !

 

Chris Cosgrove

Okay Thank you so much for the links, Even they're not available right now but now I know what to search for. Also I'm still confused with all fo this VGA, HDMI, Display adapter I don't know if they will work for my All in ONe HP IQ504(made 2008) computer... but i guess I just search for any converter that has a "USB 2.0 Converter" on them, Since 2.0 usb Port are the only one that this computer have.

 

They cost almost $30-$50 just like or higher than chromecast Usb screen casting price, So I don't know if should I still continue with HDMI converter or just buy a Chromecast to share screen my computer to TV. I search on Amazon for HDMI converter : There are items that cost $9 only but I don't know if they will work good or work at all for my computer. Thanks again for the following links you shared me.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:52 PM

I am not familiar with Chromecast but if it is known to work you might be better going that route. My wife's old laptop had a VGA port as well as USB 2 ports and when asking about the possibility of VGA to HDMI conversion the responses ran along the lines  "Ummm . . . Can be done . . . Expensive . . . Doesn't work very well !"

 

Here it was going to cost me the better part of £UK 90 .  $US 130 ?  So we put the money towards a new laptop for her.

 

If you know that Chromecast works, even with some instability, you are probably better and cheaper doing that.

 

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