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Connect Computer to TV

by annmariemagee / March 2, 2009 7:48 PM PST

I would like some help on what type of cable or any other thing that is required to connect my computer to my Samsung 40" LCD TV, as I would like to watch whatever I can on my TV vias my computer by using my TV Screen as a Monitor and also would need to have audio also.

Many Regards

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How about telling us . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 3, 2009 12:32 AM PST
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What video inputs you have on the TV and what video outputs you have on the computer?

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Conneting PC to TV
by annmariemagee / March 3, 2009 4:15 AM PST

My PC which is an HP d530 Small Form factor (SFF)(DZ000S) has a VGA output(blue in colour with (15 pins)I dont think I have an S-video Jack on it as I checked and cant seem to find anything like it, My TV is Brand new and has 3 HDMI/DVI inputs. If you can help it would be great.
Thanks Ann

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Problem . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 3, 2009 3:41 PM PST
In reply to: Conneting PC to TV

VGA is analog and HDMI is digital, and ne'er the twain shall meet. You're going to have to look again at the TV. Is there an S-video port? Maybe composite, yellow? If either one is there you're going to have to get a new video card with one of those outputs.

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Connecting PC to TV
by annmariemagee / March 3, 2009 8:10 PM PST
In reply to: Problem . . .

My tv does have a S-video port, it mainly has all the ports that you could ask for, it just seems to be the pc, which is not that old. Here is a link where you could copy it into your URL to a picture of a similar pc to mine showing the rear. Maybe you may know if it has anything that I may have missed. It is on the bottom of this page. Hope this works.

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OK, you need this . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 3, 2009 11:45 PM PST
In reply to: Connecting PC to TV

or something similar:

from this set:

From your picture I'm assuming you will use the PCI slot to plug in the video card. All you're trying to do is add the S-video port. This was just one example as the card's price ranges from this one to several hundred dollars. The really high end will have HDMI ports. Since I didn't know your budget I started at the low end.

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