Re: What are the cables called so that that I can connect laptop to HDTV?
Okay, well something isn't set up right on your lappy because your lappy monitor should go blank (iirc) if you are using an external monitor (or in this case, a TV). I'm not sure if you have onboard video or a dedicated card (nVidia or ATI), but you'll have to tell your laptop to output the video signal through the VGA port. If you have a dedicated card, it's fairly easy to switch to it (through nVidia or ATIs tools), if it's onboard, you should find something in the display properties(?).
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