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kjb247
04-06-2010, 16:57
Hey guys,
This is probably a simple fix but I haven't been able to figure it out yet. I used a VGA cable to plug my laptop computer to my LCD TV. The picture comes on the TV perfectly clear but there is no sound through the TV. I usually catch up on TV shows I miss on the internet. I can hear the sound coming from the laptop but not the TV.

If it matters I'm either using XP or Vista (depending on which laptop I used).

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

StuntPilot
04-06-2010, 17:11
The VGA cable carries video only, not sound. You can buy a pair of speakers to plug into the headphone jack on your laptop or the TV.

I have my laptop connected to my 40" Sony TV and use these speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/Bose-Companion-multimedia-speaker-system/dp/B000HZDF8W

These are also good:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-V20-Notebook-Speakers-Black/dp/B0009WKBGC

FL Vet
04-06-2010, 18:46
Post #2 has it good, but you can also get an audio jack that will have a male input into your headphone jack and then out to a red/white RCA cable to hook into your tv. Radio shack should have something like it.

StuntPilot
04-06-2010, 18:49
FL Vet is correct, that is another good option. It will use your TV speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Audio-Cable-Splitter-1-Mini/dp/B00004Z5CP

cgwahl
04-06-2010, 20:20
If your TV has an HDMI port, maybe see if your laptop does too and use that.

area727
04-09-2010, 06:48
Post #2 has it good, but you can also get an audio jack that will have a male input into your headphone jack and then out to a red/white RCA cable to hook into your tv. Radio shack should have something like it.


This is what I do when watching streaming Netflix on TV. I use VGA for video, and an audio cable from the headphone jack (on the computer), which splits to RCA (Red and White) for hooking to TV.

ARs&AKs
04-09-2010, 11:07
HDMI cables carry both sound and video. Your laptop might have a DVI port so just get an adapter and use an HDMI cable from it to your TV.