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Can HDMI cable be used to connect to normal TV

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  • Started 7 years ago by georgelaljohn
  • Latest reply from coates719
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Posted yesterday 
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I am having an HDMI port in my laptop .Can i use a HDMI cable to connect it to a normal Television.Or it can be connected only to HDMI tv?

Posted 7 years ago
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Does your TV have an HDMI port?

Posted 7 years ago
Posts: 214

basically, the answer is no.
HDMI is a pure digital signal, and a "normal television" is a analog device. As InDiSent asked, if your TV has a HDMI connector, then yes you will be able to connect to that TV, if not, then you are out of luck.
Unfortunately there are no converters from HDMI to S-Video or composite. They do not exist, and a few devices that claim to do it, are over a hundred dollars.

Posted 7 years ago
Posts: 102

What ports do you have on your tv?

I connect mine laptop (HDMI) to my TV (HDI) with a cable i got of off eBay.

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