How come I cannot get my laptop screen to appear on my TV even though I am using an VGA to RCA connector?

by on March 16, 2013

Q: I am trying to connect my Acer aspire 5733z to my Panasonic TV. The laptop has a VGA port and the TV an RCA. I have a VGA to RCA cable and although the screen on the laptop narrows I can not get a picture on the TV.


4 Responses to “How come I cannot get my laptop screen to appear on my TV even though I am using an VGA to RCA connector?”
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    Is this an Old “Standard Definition” TV?

     
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    No it’s a Panasonic HD TV TX-P42S20B it has HDMI ports on it but sadly although the laptop was only brought 6 months ago it only has a VGA port.

     
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    RCA won’t support HD.

    For best results you’ll need to buy a VGA to HDMI signal converter box.

    For example: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011404&p_id=6191&seq=1&format=2

     
  4.  

    Thanks for that I’m not in the USA but UK will see what I can get over here.