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How to connect computer to tv with sound and picture?

by aznpsycho / March 19, 2010 12:49 PM PDT

Hi, I was thinking of connecting my tv to my computer. My computer has a nvidia 640mb 8800 graphics card. There is no hdmi connector on my graphics card so I bought a hdmi to dvi converter to connect it to my tv. I understand that this will only give my tv picture and not sound. I was wondering if anyone can suggest me anything I can do for me to get sound out of my tv instead of my computer. I am using a creative sound card.

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me too
by jancawa55 / March 19, 2010 8:58 PM PDT

I am working on the same thing, hooking up computer to TV. I ordered a minijack to RCA cable for getting sound to my BOSE 321 and using the Aux on it. The cable has not come yet, but I think it will work. If you are just dealing with the TV then it depends on which sound inputs you have on it. Check the outputs on your sound card and then in on TV to see what you need.

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This is what we always do
by itzmeuguyz / March 22, 2010 10:37 AM PDT
In reply to: me too

Hey, normally what we do is connect a S-Video cable from the TV to the Laptop, this only gives us picture and then for sound, you might have to search around for one but get a RGB cable (the one with the Yellow, Red, and White plugs) and then a Male Headphone Jack on the other side (the plug that goes into like an iPod from the headphones) This gives us both sound and picture. But I'm pretty sure you can still use the HDMI to DVI? Or whatever it is. Just try it and let me know how it goes.

Best of luck,

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Connect pc to tv
by BudaPest007 / January 11, 2013 5:37 AM PST

I have got the cable but why isnt it working

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how t connect tv to pc with sound
by videobuff42 / March 26, 2010 12:14 PM PDT

for those of youthat have a amd videocard go to his and purchase a hdmi to dvi adapter and you will have sound through your video card, I know I just did it with 4870. For thos with intel video cards you can purchase a 2 wire connector for your card that connect to your mobo and also buy the hdmi adapterwith it but sorry it will only get you stereo. Or you can put out about 75.00 to 500.00 for a new vif=deo card with hami built in

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how to connect tv to pc with sound
by videobuff42 / March 26, 2010 12:25 PM PDT

You can purchase a HIS amd adapter for your videocard at newegg for $9.99 plus shipping this will connect almost any Amd videocard to your tv with 7.1 sound. Plus you must download the newest HD sound upgrade from AMD. Its free!

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Audio and video connections
by waseca kid / March 26, 2010 12:26 PM PDT

I just connected my laptop to my HDTV. I used a DVI to HDMI cable for video. I used a cable with two male RCA connectors on one end and a 1/8" male stereo connector on the other end. Connect the two RCA connectors to the "audio in" on the TV and the 1/8" plug to the "audio out" on the computer. "Audio in" on the HDTV will probably be a red female and a white female connector.

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by john3347 / March 26, 2010 2:21 PM PDT

I have read and read these directions on how to adapt this PC to that TV and thought it was a complicated procedure. It is literally as simple as connecting the computer to the original desktop monitor and speakers. The following assumes that you are using a relatively current model Flat Screen HDTV.

Look on the back of the TV and find the VGA connector and the 1/8" audio hifi connector. These two connectors will probably be within a blue background. Connect your computer VGA output to the TV VGA input (exactly as if the TV were a standard monitor). (This VGA connector is also known as "D-sub" or RGB and may be labeled as such on your TV.) It is the standard 15 pin monitor connector that has been universal on computers for years. Then connect the audio output from your computer to the audio input to the TV (exactly as you would connect to a desktop speaker set). The operation is as simple as connecting the monitor and speakers were on the original computer installation. Cables of whatever length needed can be obtained from electronic supply stores or from online electronic supply houses for reasonable prices. Mine are 25 ft long and routed around the wall.

Once you have these cables routed and connected, pick up the TV remote control, turn the TV on and find "input" button (on the remote control). Select "RGB" from available selections on the input menu. The whole procedure is as simple as connecting these two readily available cables and selecting the proper input mode on the TV. I now watch my 10" netbook on my 42" TV.

It is not the complicated process that some people would have you believe!

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you must have a good 1080p lcd to make this worth the effort
by PadraigPH / March 26, 2010 4:00 PM PDT

simple either nvidia card 8800 or above that can put 1080p out
auzentech home theater card comes with a dvi to hdmi cable then a simlpe connection connection to either the TV or high end dennon receiver

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Tv sound.
by skeleton80925 / March 28, 2010 9:11 PM PDT

Hello from Holland.

I don't see a problem,it's so easy.
If you have a double scart connection on your TV,you can buy a special
scart connector with a VCR and a white and red connectors to your PC.
The second possibility is to make a wire to your TV,from you PC headphone entrance.
You can do the same,but now to your amplifier and have stereo sound.
Good luck from skeleton80925.

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Computer to tv hookup
by rusty124 / March 6, 2016 11:53 AM PST

This is what I have and it works great..I purchased a video converter box which converts the computer video to tv signals. I have the video output of the video converter plugged into my vcr\dvd player on line 2 which is located on the front of the vcr\dvd player. For the audio I purchased a 3.5mm to 2 rca jacks cable. On the front of my laptop (right side) I have an audio output jack and I have the 3.5mm plug inserted into it. The rca jacks on the other end of the cable are plugged into the line 2 audio input female jacks on the front of the vcr/dvd player next to the video input. Hope this helps.

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