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Can i connect toshiba satellite a205 to tv?

I have toshiba satellite a205 which has rgb port. i bought converter connect rgb and other side has rca port that connect to tv. is this rgb allow to see picture from laptop to tv? RGB port connection is same as VGA??

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    I have a Satellite laptop with a VGA port that I use for a printer. Can I use that to output to my TV that has a DVI/HDMI port?

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    want to connect Camrecorder

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Yes VGA carries RGBHV--RGB and Horizontal and Vertical Sync information along with DDC info where available.

Now is that port on your TV a d-sub 15 pin standard VGA connector?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

If it is, then yeah you should be able to output VGA from a PC to the TV with a proper cable.

However if the TV has DVI or HDMI connections on it, it's better for you to connect it that way. DVI/HDMI is a digital signal and if it's a digital-based display tech TV, then you're better off using that. Also if the TV does resolution above 1360x768 (i.e. if it does 1080p) you can get higher resolution by going via DVI/HDMI...

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