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Desktop to TV Instead of Monitor

by JouninMastah / September 24, 2007 4:32 AM PDT

Hey everyone. I've been looking to ask this for awhile now. How would I go about hooking up my Desktop PC to my TV? Is there some sort of adapter that connects the normal monitor slot on the back of my PC into a normal Red, White, and Yellow input on most TVs? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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No such adapter!
by SuperMA5TER / September 24, 2007 5:20 AM PDT

What you need is a graphics card that can output to TV as well. I think most of the nVidia series graphics cards offer such functionality.
However, if you own a Digital LCD TV then chances are that it has a computer input. In that case you just need to connect it with your computer using your moniter cable.

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by JouninMastah / September 24, 2007 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: No such adapter!

Ahh, okay. I have an Nvidia GeForce 8800, so I think it has the option to hook into a TV, but the TV in question does NOT have a standard monitor hookup in the back. So it seems I'll have to stick with my current monitor or buy a new one.

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Well you have it there
by SuperMA5TER / September 24, 2007 6:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmm

Geforce 8800 comes with integreted tv support so all you need is a component/S-Video/composite cable and connect your TV with your computer. I am sure your TV does have one of these inputs.

Check your graphics card manual if you need more help on this issue!

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by JouninMastah / September 24, 2007 6:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Well you have it there

Okay! I'm at work right now, but I'll look more into that when I get home. Thanks very much for your help!

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For Example...
by JouninMastah / September 24, 2007 7:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh!
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by SuperMA5TER / September 24, 2007 7:25 AM PDT
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That will do.

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Does your tv have an s-video connections?
by ahtoi / September 24, 2007 9:40 AM PDT
In reply to: For Example...

Your post indicate you only have composite input (red, wht,yel). Why do you want to connect to the tv? Analog tv does not make good monitor; digital tv is ok though.

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