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Connect Pc to tv

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by mrtfindla, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. mrtfindla

    mrtfindla Guest

    I have read some of the forums about connecting pc to tv. But they are a few years old. I want to connect a hp pavilion 7955 to a philips 55w9363. I didn't find anything that might be more updated in the archives or online. If you could link me to where I need to go or give me the info I would appreciate. Thanks in advance.

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  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Can't find anything on the TV. However, it sounds like a 55" job, in which case it'll probably have a VGA connector. The PC will certainly have a VGA connector on it, so set your PC's resolution to 1024x768 and connect the two using a VGA cable. That should be all there is to it. In the event the TV doesn't have VGA, you should be able to find a VGA to S-Video or component adapter you can use for cheap.
     
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    I'm having a similar problem. I don't need HD quality, just looking for a clear picture. I have a laptop with only vga and my hdtv only supports s-video, composite, component, and hdmi. I received my vga to component cable in the mail today and tried it. I've had no success yet with this cable. What could be the problem?
     
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    try with a resolution of 640x480 first.
     
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    I've tried changing the resolution on my laptop and it will not go to 640x480. I keep getting a black screen on my hdtv indicating that no video is being detected from my laptop.
     

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