How to connect to fullHD Monitor ?

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  1. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, I have a Core i5 CPU 3 years old.
    IT has a VGA port only.

    Now I have got a 32 inch FullHD TV to use as monitor.

    How do I connect and get full resolution ?
     
  2. JLynz

    JLynz MDL Novice

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    Just remember you can not just use a VGA to HDMI cable/adapter. VGA is an analog video signal whereas HDMI is digital. You will need an analog-to-digital video converter. I've never had the need for one since I've been fortunate to have either a DVI or HDMI port on my systems. But, in your case try looking at these converters on Amazon or Google. Search for "VGA to HDMI Converter". I'd go with a converter that will allow an audio input with VGA to HDMI so that your computer's sound is transfer along to your HDTV via VGA-HDMI. Good luck!
     
  3. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    So we can have FullHD displays connected to those 4-5 years old i5 CPU ?
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i wonder if there is Displayport or DVI on what motherboard model?
    if none. buy a cheap vid cardamd or nvidia with HDMI.. usually around $40
     
  5. GoLLuM13

    GoLLuM13 MDL Novice

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    do yourself a favor and get a cheap graphic card from nvidia or amd ;)
     
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  6. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Does that solve ?
    How will you connect the HDMI of TV to VGA of PC ?
     
  7. GoLLuM13

    GoLLuM13 MDL Novice

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    You'll connect the hdmi of tv to the hdmi of the graphic card
     
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  8. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Okay so basically get a new graphics card with HDMI support.
    Which one do you suggest for office usage ?

    Need something cheap, as the use is only monitoring.
     
  9. GoLLuM13

    GoLLuM13 MDL Novice

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    for office usage i'll say anything cheap from nvidia (starting from GT210) or AMD (Starting from 5450) with HDMI Support and that supports your OS will make it.
     
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  10. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

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    Cool thanks!