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for a decent price? probably no where. are there other options? what are you trying to do?

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for a decent price? probably no where. are there other options? what are you trying to do?
I'm trying to hook my laptop up to my HDTV(Samsung 40" 1080). I'm not sure if it has a VGA in but it wouldn't matter anyway cause I don't think it will transmit sound. I don't have an impressive audio setup so I'm not too concerned with that.

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I'm trying to hook my laptop up to my HDTV(Samsung 40" 1080). I'm not sure if it has a VGA in but it wouldn't matter anyway cause I don't think it will transmit sound. I don't have an impressive audio setup so I'm not too concerned with that.
check if it has VGA. The proposted vga->hdmi converter wont do sound either unless you feed it sound. So instead of buying a converter you have to feed vga and audio to, just feed the TV vga and audio.

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I would think best buy would have something... at a total rip off price.
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check if it has VGA. The proposted vga->hdmi converter wont do sound either unless you feed it sound. So instead of buying a converter you have to feed vga and audio to, just feed the TV vga and audio.
Right, I think the TV may only have VGA in and audio out, for a home theater setup. The adapter looks like it would work fine as long as I go from the laptop to the box with a VGA and 1/8" audio to RCA from the computer to the box. Then HDMI from the box to the TV.

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See what your TV has for input before you spend money you dont need to, just my 2 cents.

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If your tv has a dvi input, VGA to dvi is a much cheaper alternative for the same result

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So I checked out my TV last night and it did have a VGA in with an audio jack. It worked very nicely except that I think my computer couldn't handle the resolution when trying to play 1080 rips. Or could it be the VGA cable? Would having the HDMI adapter play the media through the TV better?

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using hdmi won't make a difference. will the computer play your "1080" rips ok on its own display? What screen resolution are you running?

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hdmi would be better

VGA sucks

even dvi if you can

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using hdmi won't make a difference. will the computer play your "1080" rips ok on its own display? What screen resolution are you running?
Yes the computer will play the hi res stuff on it's own. I think the resolution was 1080x1900

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Yes the computer will play the hi res stuff on it's own. I think the resolution was 1080x1900
Your tv is 1080p? That means it's native resolution is 1920x1080, try running that.

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Your tv is 1080p? That means it's native resolution is 1920x1080, try running that.
Yes, TV is a Samsung 40" 1080p

Sounds good, I'll check it out when I get home. Thanks!

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You have to match the computer out to the tv resolution. 19xx by 1080

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What is the source? Is this a desktop or a laptop? If it's a laptop what is the screen resolution? Chances are if its a laptop it's not running a true 1080p(1920x1080) resolution on the built in display, which is why it would be able to play stutter free on it's panel but when output at full 1080p it jutters. Without hardware acceleration you need a lot of horsepower to reproduce 1080p using software.

You could try setting the output resolution lower, like maybe 1280x720 to see if that creates a smooth image.

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What is the source? Is this a desktop or a laptop? If it's a laptop what is the screen resolution? Chances are if its a laptop it's not running a true 1080p(1920x1080) resolution on the built in display, which is why it would be able to play stutter free on it's panel but when output at full 1080p it jutters. Without hardware acceleration you need a lot of horsepower to reproduce 1080p using software.

You could try setting the output resolution lower, like maybe 1280x720 to see if that creates a smooth image.
It is a laptop. Definitely makes sense.

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Chances are that laptop doesnt have the horsepower to reproduce a full 1080p image. Run it at 720p and see how it looks. Laptops for HTPC are rarely used for this reason.

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Chances are that laptop doesnt have the horsepower to reproduce a full 1080p image. Run it at 720p and see how it looks. Laptops for HTPC are rarely used for this reason.
Fosho. I probably should have shut my mouth in my previous media PC thread, listened to you and MMRacing and bought myself a Popcorn Hour.

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Wait, did you just buy this laptop for home theater duties?

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No definitely not. I'm just trying to avoid shelling out the money right now to build something.

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Yes, don't build anything till you've played with this enough to know some of the fundamentals. Otherwise you're just spinning your wheels, and wasting money.

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Fosho. I probably should have shut my mouth in my previous media PC thread, listened to you and MMRacing and bought myself a Popcorn Hour.
I love being right, any fool could tell you a laptop for sure is not the right way to do a HTPC.

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Yes, don't build anything till you've played with this enough to know some of the fundamentals. Otherwise you're just spinning your wheels, and wasting money.
Yeah, I'll see what laptop can end up pushing without getting shitty.
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Hey, at least I can admit when I'm wrong right?

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Yeah, I'll see what laptop can end up pushing without getting shitty.

Hey, at least I can admit when I'm wrong right?
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