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Hooking up a laptop to a hdtv

I am having trouble hooking up my laptop to my hdtv. i'm using a vga port on my laptop

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If your TV does not have a VGA connector, then you need an adapter.
Here is a link for a VGA to DVI adapter. Then probably at the same link you can get a DVI cable long enough for what you want to do.
http://www.globalcomputer.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=244973&csid=_21

If you want to do it wirelesly you can get a PC2TV Wireless adapter for $199.99 at

http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchAll.asp?search=component+adapters&sort=desc

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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