HolidayBuyer's Guide

LG forum


connecting lg 50ln5600 to pc as a monitor

by aflocker / December 3, 2013 8:49 AM PST

I have tried to just connect the tv to video card using a dvi to hdmi cable but the pc keeps showing the tv as a digital media receiver and not a monitor

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: connecting lg 50ln5600 to pc as a monitor
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: connecting lg 50ln5600 to pc as a monitor
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
edit update
by aflocker / December 3, 2013 8:52 AM PST

digital media renderer

Collapse -
by aflocker / December 3, 2013 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: edit update

im using windows 7 and a NVidia gts 250

Collapse -
Sounds good to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2013 12:29 AM PST

As what the display is called is purely cosmetic I would never let that stop me. Is there more to this story?

Is LG not answering your questions? (or the person that sold this?)

Collapse -
Using 50LN5600 as Monitor
by LG_Electronics LG staff / December 9, 2013 2:03 AM PST


Happy to help here and sorry you are having trouble.

If we are understanding correctly, this should help:

Using DVI to HDMI is equivalent to using an HDMI cable in video quality; however, the DVI interface does not support audio so this connection will require a separate audio cable to be used.

Be sure to change the input on the TV to "PC" and make sure the PC is already set to the correct output and supported resolution.

If all else fails, please contact our customer service line at 1-800-243-0000.

Hope this helps.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Cameras that make great holiday gifts

Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.