TVs & Home Theaters forum

General discussion

PC to TV

by jasontflaco / September 15, 2006 1:02 PM PDT

i have a regular desktop pc

and i gota brand new hd plasma flat screen

what wire / or wireless "thing" do i need to hook it up so it can show on my tv?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: PC to TV
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: PC to TV
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.
Collapse -
Have you read. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 15, 2006 9:14 PM PDT
In reply to: PC to TV

the owner's manual on both the TV and the PC? The answer is there.

Collapse -
Input - output
by sirroundsound / September 16, 2006 2:40 AM PDT
In reply to: PC to TV

Depends on the grafic card in your PC, VS the types of inputs on the Plasma.
Most PC's have a 15pin VGA connector, or DVI.
Most Plasma's have one or the other, or in some cases both.

Collapse -
by breslin / September 16, 2006 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: PC to TV

As stated earlier it depends on the video card in your computer and the connections available on the TV.

You say it is a new HD plasma, so I will assume it has HDMI and/or DVI inputs, so;

If your PC has DVI output use the DVI connection. If your TV has HDMI and no DVI, use a DVI to HDMI cable,

If your PC only has VGA and your TV has a VGA input, use the VGA. If your TV does not have a VGA input, you will need a trans coder from VGA to DVI or one of the available inputs on the TV.

In general the hierarchy of preference would be;

2. DVI
3. Component
4. VGA
5. S-Video
6. Composite
7. RF

If you can respond with the capabilities of the PC and TV, someone can give you more specific recommendations.

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


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?