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I WANT TO CONNECT MY LAPTOP TO MY VIORE TV MODEL C26VH55 SO

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I WANT TO CONNECT MY LAPTOP TO MY VIORE TV MODEL C26VH55 SO THAT I CAN PLAY MOVIES ON MY TV SCREEN.
WHAT CABLE DO I NEED ?
IT NEEDS TO BE ABOUT 10 FEET LONG
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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The cable you need depends on what type of outputs your laptop has.

Can you tell me the make and model please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ACER AS5742-7120 15.6 inch Laptop
I need to know how to set up the TV too
e.g. select TV input to HDM11 or whatever and so on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My phone number is ***-***-****

You've got two options here. You can use an HDMI cable from the laptop to the TV. The HDMI cable carries both

sound and video. Using the TV remote, you'd set the input to the appropriate HDMI port.

You can also run a VGA cable from the laptop to the TV. It's the port that looks like this (see attachment)

It may also be black in color.

The drawback to VGA is that it does not carry audio. To work around that, you would need to run an

audio cable from the headphone jack on the laptop to the audio input jack on the TV.

You'd set the input on the TV to VGA/PC to make the video connection. Selecting VGA also makes

the audio port active.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where can I buy a HDMI cable with the correct terminals from the laptop to the back of the TV.
I seem many different kinds of Cables and terminals male and female!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there seem to be so many similar cables

For HDMI you'll need male on both ends.

Just to make sure you have enough cable you can get a 15 ft.

HDMI cable here: amzn.to/1LeTyL1

for a good price.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try to find one
As soon as I can order one I will contact you.
Is there a problem with quality of picture. I see some cables are rated 1080?

Native resolution on the laptop is 1366 x 768

The resolution on the TV is the same.

A 1080 rated cable can handle resolution up to 1920 x 1080

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have located a supplier of the cable
I am waiting to receive the cable you suggested.
.but I have concerns that the connections will not fit my laptop or TVjudging by the appearance..
I should receive the cable in a day or two.
I will call you when I can try it out

OK. Thank you for the update.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I received the cable you recommended.
It works just fine thank you for your help and patience
I acknowledge your help was worthwhile
David H.

That's great to hear. Have a great day.