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How to connect samsung plasma tv to a toshiba laptop?

Which cable do i use?
the laptop has a 15 pin dvi cable slot...and also the tv.there is also a VGA slot o behind the tv too?

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Re: how to connect samsung plasma tv to a toshiba...

To get high definition you will need to use either the vga or dvi output from your notebook and connect to the DVI input on the tv, vga connection on the tv will only give 480i whereas dvi will give upto 720i

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What kind of wire do I need to connect my samsung laptop to panasonic viera hd 3d plasma tv?

Most TVs will have HDMI and RCA component and composite jacks. Some TVs will also have a VGA port. Your laptop will have a VGA port. (If the laptop is fairly new, it may also have an HDMI port.)

Not all TVs will support an HDMI signal from a computer, so the VGA signal is often better. However, that limits you to SD (anything with HDCP will fail.)

Very few TVs ship with the HDMI or component cables. However, there are some vendors who do package the HDMI cable with their TV. Without knowing which exact model of TV and laptop, I can only make a few suggestions. I know that the TCP42ST30 (Plasma 42") doesn't have a VGA port.

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If you add a comment with the model of your TV and laptop, I'll be glad to give you more specific options to connect the TV and the computer.

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