Very simple question about connecting laptop to tv?

Hello, I'm in a bit of a rush to get this done and will just have to do it on the day.

I want to put a slideshow on a modern TV.
I will just be using  jpeg photos; I use mac normally but this will be a PC and there is, I assume, a slideshow function of some sort.

I briefly saw the TV; it had scart, hdmi 1, hdmi 2, and those red-yellow-white phono leads.

I think that the laptop will have vga and hdmi .

Can any one suggest the best/simplest connection to connection ?

I mean can I simply use hdmi to hdmi ( is it suitable for this )
or vga to hdmi or scart to vga or any of these combinations  ?


Sorry for the simple question but I just need to get it right for the event with a small amount of time available and have many other things
to do.

Thank you for any replies..

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dedgerton5 years ago
HDMI to HDMI would be the best, assuming that the laptop does in fact have HDMI. Just be sure not to go too cheap on the HDMI cable; cheaper cables are made cheaper, so they don't work as well (or at all).

+1 And if for some reason you can't get that working, buy a pkg of DVD's and burn your slideshow onto a disc. As long as you have a DVD player, its at least a backup option.

I always have a DVD backup of anything critical. :)
Same here. Like Murphy's Law suggests... if something can go wrong, it will. ;)
Especially when it comes to AV. There's a common saying in sound:

"If it can go wrong it will. If there is no possible way on this earth for something to go wrong.......................... then it still might!" ;)
I can relate. We've done live sports and events, broadcasted online... you can't have enough backups in place.
Nope. You can't! :)
FriendOfHumanity (author) 5 years ago
Thank you everybody.
I hope it all works out for you. :)
FriendOfHumanity (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Dear Canucksgirl,

Ultimately I ended up using a DVD player .
Thanks for your sage advice.


Hi FOH, Sounds like Murphy's Law applied here, but at least you got something to work in the end. - canucksgirl