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HDMI and DVI

In The Chug Way on November 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

When I got my new LCD TV, it was all hooked up the installation team.  So, in essence, I did nothing.  Well, I drank, but that doesn’t count, does it?

Anyway, so yesterday after the football games, I am thinking that it would be cool to be able to surf the Internet during boring parts of football games.  I could hang out during the game and check stats on my big screen LCD instead of my little laptop screen.

So, laptop in hand I started looking for the best way to connect laptop to LCD TV and found out that it may not be as easy as I thought.  Apparently, there are many ways.  In this article I discovered that there are several ways to accomplish this and did not know which was right for me.

VGA, HDMI, or DVI?  Well, I found this good diagram on what is the difference between dvi and HDMI because apparently DVI and HDMI are the way to go for connecting your laptop–each of these are better than VGA.

Unfortunately, my laptop had no HDMI and I wish it did because the main difference between DVI and HDMI is that HDMI supports sound AND video.  DVI does not.  However, both provide smooth video.

Thus, in the end, I hooked up my laptop via DVI and did sound through the speaker jack into my stereo. 

Now, my laptop is fully connected and I can surf the Internet during ball games 🙂

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