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07-04-2013, 06:51 PM
My Grandfather would like to watch Youtube etc on his new TV from his PC.
The PC is older and doesn't have HDMI.
Would this cable work ok? or do you have a better suggestion. https://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=248 (4th one down)


The Error Guy
07-04-2013, 06:56 PM
Yup it should do, provided that the TV has the appropriate VGA port + the TV has 3.5mm audio in from the PC

What Model is his new TV?

Also remember the PC will have to have it's monitor and speakers un plugged in order to connect the TV

08-04-2013, 05:57 AM
I'll have to check for the 3.5mm hole.I think it was one of the Warehouse brands.
I just had a quick look to see if it had HDMI or PC in.

Thank you.

08-04-2013, 01:14 PM
I doubt the TV will have 3.5mm jack, probably only HDMI or RCA, so you will need 3.5mm stereo jack to RCA (red & white).....

The Error Guy
08-04-2013, 02:15 PM
Some do, it does depend though.

08-04-2013, 02:32 PM
I connect my netbook with VGA and a 3.5 green plug to our TV since the netbook doesn't have HDMI works very well for me. My home theatre is cobbled together but works really well using TV, amplifier, freeview box, DVD player and my netbook.

Only downside is no remote since it was lost before we were given the TV and I'm too tight to buy another TV or remote

08-04-2013, 05:20 PM
Thank you for the replies.I will probably have to go back and suss out what's on the back of the TV.
Wish the PC had HDMI,would be so much easier.

08-04-2013, 07:04 PM
While you're checking - see if it has an Ethernet port.

I have a 4 year TV that I can watch Youtube on directly without any PC