The diameter of the cable must be at least as think as your little finger 15mm NOT thinner.
Ahhh yes that is a very cheap VGA lead you definatly dont want to be using a cable like that for any run over 2 mtrs.
You could first try a couple of the clip on Ferrite chokes one on each end the ghosting can be from mains cable as well if you move the cable about does it vary? Thats what the screening protects you against its magnetic reflections causing your problems the screening (and chokes) stop it getting in to the wires carrying the signal, it can be from many things even a faulty VGA cable have you tried another?
Nope,not tried another one yet...
So if moving it varies it then either the wires are lose in the cable or maybe your near something radiating RF or magnetic.
Sounds like a duff (faulty) lead.
I agree that you have a bad sheild or cruddy VGA cable. Why do you want to hook your laptop up to the tv? if it's only movies and surfin the web (not video games) then you could purchase a usb video card that would have a digital output and a usb extension lead.
No ghosting :)
about £30 for a usb video card.
EDIT: ohh and never use a VGA splitter powered or otherwise they ruin the picture quality. Also the VGA signal is effected by resolution and refresh rate, so lower them to see if it helps.
this and vga to hdmi converter and all...dont they all provide the same output?
well i heard vga splitters amplify the vga signals...how could they ruin it?
reducing the resolution is sure an option but then picture looks like s*** if i reduce it lower than 1080p...