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Can you plug in an hdmi cable with some type of adaptor?

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    Demian Ahrendt Apr 01, 2014

    Hi Laurie Suarez, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Plug it into what? There are many types of HDMI/other plugs for instance HDMI one end mini USB on other for cell phones and such.

  • Laurie Suarez
    Laurie Suarez Apr 01, 2014

    A friend gave me a chromecast but it requires an hdmi port and despite looking at the back panel, I see none. Is there any way around this?

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Depends on your television.

Laurie's answer might work if your television has a DVI jack but that isn't likely for a television. DVI Jacks are more commonly used on computer displays.

If your television does not have an HDMI plug, and only has those round RCA-style jacks, then you need an HDMI-to-Composite Adapter (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7RL5C8). I have two of these (one each for a WiiU and a Samsung Blu-Ray Player) and they work just fine.

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HDMI Female to DVI Male Adapter is what the IT guys at work said would work

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