How to Connect Your PC to Your LCD TV
To connect your PC to LCD TV you first of all need to ensure that your PC or laptop has an S-video port. An S-Video cable is cheap as heck and just about every TV under the sun has an S-Video port. You must keep in mind that there are two types of S-Video cables; 4pin and 7 pin. Most laptops and PC’s are equipped with a 7-pin port, so if your TV only has a 4-pin S-Video port, then this method will not work.
If you have a LCD HDTV, then it can be connected to PC using a VGA cable. It gives much better quality than S-Video. You usually won’t find a VGA port on regular TV’s though, so this option is if you have an HDTV. The digital signal will give a higher quality picture than either S-Video or VGA. Of course, your computer will need to have a DVI connection and your TV will need to be an HDTV.
If you want to connect a PC to LCD TV Hdmi, DVI to HDMI cable will not work because DVI does not support audio. What you’ll need is a new sound card with an audio output on it to hook to your LCD TV (red and white). You can also leave your CPU in your room with the TV. Wire the sound to your stereo system by hooking up a wire from the headphone jack to an input on the stereo. Get a Bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard.
To connect your PC to Samsung LCD TV, the preferred method would be a digital connection. If your PC has DVI on the video card and the TV has either DVI or HDMI, you can connect digitally. If your PC has VGA on the video card and your TV has VGA as an input option then that’s your best choice. Adding an HDTV as a monitor is a fairly simple process, assuming the video card in your computer already has the correct outputs.
What you need to do is connect the monitor, make sure the video card in your computer has a DVI connector. DVI connectors are typically found on most HDTVs. While you can get a converter for the VGA connector on an existing video card, you won’t get the same image quality if you spend little money on a video card with DVI support. Screen resolution is limited to the maximum resolution of the HDTV, which is typically 1920×1080. If the only thing you want to do is use an HDTV as a computer monitor, this is the only step required.
You can also connect your PC to LCD TV through a VGA adapter. VGA Adapter to TV S-Video RCA out Cable allows video output from your PC/laptop computer to any TV with S-Video or RCA video input. Your VGA card must support TV out directly through VGA port function. Please consult with your VGA card’s user manual for more information.
A high resolution capable VGA to component video transcoder (A transcoder is a device that transforms RGB signals into component video signals)
If you have a computer with an ATI Radeon graphics card, ATI sells a kit to hook up your computer to an HDTV set. If you do not have an ATI graphics card, you will need to purchase a high resolution capable VGA to component video transcoder.
So connect your PC to LCD TV and experience the difference. Enjoy the thrilling digital sound and picture quality with satellite direct TV like never before.