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How to connect a PC to a TV.

At the rear or side of the PC there should be either or both of a 15 Pin DIN Plug, HDMI socket. or a Yellow RCA or 4 -7 pin DIN. Now IF these are present then YES you can connect to a TV. Now some TV's have a connector a DB15 MALE, so that the cable from the PC to the TV, is DB15. this plugs in directly, with appropriate DB15 cable. This, however, will ONLY take the VIDEO to the TV, Audio is delivered via the "Audio Out" Jack on PC, and Plugged into the AV Sockets on the TV, with a dual cored coaxial cable, they are Red & White. Some PC's also have a Yellow RCA Connector, OR a 4 -7 Pin DIN Socket, that requires a Special Adapter Cable (That generally came with the unit, and are colored and marked as to output) to use, for Video/Audio Out to TV. This signal is Composite or SVHS Video & Stereo Out. This connects up TO the TV's Composite/SVHS input Jacks and the Red & White Audio IN, RCA Jacks, &/or DIN SVHS socket. Also we have "Component Video" marked "Y" "Pb" & "Pr" these simply go color to color at BOTH ends, this is where the Red, Green, & Blues, colored Ends, of the Wires, goes, remembering that this is ALL only Video. With this method, you still must use the AV, red & White, Audio, Inputs to get the "Sound" into the unit
First you need to know if your PC can output to a TV. Then you need to get the adapter & cables that connect the PC to the TV. Then you need the correct TV drivers installed for your video card. When they are all installed, you need to "Enable" that Monitors, the TV's, Desktop. You need to set either a "Cloned" display or "Spanned, Extended Desktop". Go to "Display Settings" Now ensure the TV/Monitor connected has the correct input/output display settings. Adjust the screens resolution via the resoloution "Slider", it is best to start with, 800x600 32 bit color. or even lower. and once working OK, THEN increase to max resolution, your TV can handle, find out from manual. Once it is all connected up. It should all just work great. Now, from then on, &, to get it to work every-time, the process is. Turn everything OFF. Connect the leads between PC & TV, Turn the TV, ON. Then, startup the PC up. It should "Detect" that it has TWO "Monitors" ie: One Monitor & One TV/Monitor, & you should see your desktop appear after a bit. Now you have screen 1 & screens 2. Now, if you are using "Cloned" mode, then whatever is displayed on the Master monitor, will be displayed on the TV. If you used Spanned, mode, in this mode, however, you will have to."Drag" the Video window, over to the TV, and it is though, you have one "Big Desktop". Now IF using Nvidia or ATI then BOTH of those have thier OWN, Control Panel, this, all then can make it all a lot easier to do it. So I would suggest that this method be used. But if you get stuck, or just want to do it by hand, then the the "By Hand" method is the only way.There is a great program called MultiMon, this allows great control over dual displays, and is well worth installing.

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i have a LG 47 inch flatscreen.i cant find any audio output plugs to hook it up to surround sound.how are you supposed to hook it up.


this is from the LG website about that TV.
- Rear,
2 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3) - Side,
2 x S-Video input (4 pin mini-DIN),
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A),
1 x Audio line-out (RCA phono x 2),
2 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3),
2 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2),
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK),
1 x Digital audio output (coaxial) (RCA phono),
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A),
1 x RGB input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)),
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm),
1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub),
1 x Remote control (Mini-phone 3.5 mm)

Mar 20, 2011 | LG 47LC7DF 47 in. LCD HDTV

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does my tv have audio outputs?


42PG20 Connections
  • Connector Type
  • 1 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear ,
  • 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) -
  • Rear , 1 x Digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ) - Rear ,
  • 1 x Remote control ( Mini-phone 3.5 mm ) - Rear ,
  • 1 x Serial ( 9 pin D-Sub ) - Rear ,
  • 2 x Component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear ,
  • 2 x Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear ,
  • 2 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - Rear ,
  • 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - Rear ,
  • 1 x Audio line-in ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - Rear ,
  • 1 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Side ,
  • 1 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - Side
42PG20 Audio System
  • Sound Output Mode Stereo
  • Surround Mode Yes
  • Sound Effects SRS TruSurround XT
  • Audio Controls Bass , Treble , Balance , Sound mode
  • Speakers Included 2 speakers
  • Output Power / Total 20 Watt
  • Additional Features Auto volume adjustment
  • Speaker(s) 2 x Right/left channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt

Feb 04, 2011 | LG 42PG20 42 in. Plasma HDTV

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need to locae he audio outputjcks on my 32 in LG


Here is the list from the spec. sheet of all of the connections available on your TV
1.0 x HDMI ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 1.0 x Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 1.0 x VGA input ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear , 1.0 x Remote control ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear , 1.0 x S-Video input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - Rear , 1.0 x Serial ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear , 1.0 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 2.0 x Composite video/audio input ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - Side , 1.0 x Audio line-in ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - Rear , 1.0 x S-Video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Side , 1.0 x Audio line-in ( TOSLINK ) - Rear , 2.0 x Digital audio output (optical) ( 9 pin D-Sub ) - Rear , 1.0 x HD component input - Rear

Nov 20, 2009 | LG 42LC2D 42 in. LCD HDTV

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how do i connect my projecter with my pc


Hi,

Your Sharp XR-10X will only allow video inputs through the:
1. RGB/ component input (15-pin HD)
2. composite video input (RCA phono color yellow)
2. S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN )

Depending on the output(s) available from your PC, you can use any of the following:
a. the yellow RCA female
b. S-Video output (4 pin mini-DIN )
c. VGA (which normally goes to the monitor) but would require a VGA/HD to HDMI Format Converter such as the one here

Should this be not enough information, please post back with what PC brand/model that you have. Additionally please specify what Video Card are you using if your PC is a desktop.

Good luck and kind regards.

Dec 03, 2007 | Sharp XR-10X Multimedia Projector

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tv/pc


Hi,

Your Panasonic TC-26LX20 26 will only allow video inputs through the:
1. composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front or rear
2. S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - front or rear
3. component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
4. HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear

Depending on the output(s) available from your PC, you can use any of the following:
a. the yellow RCA female
b. S-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN )
c. VGA (which normally goes to the monitor) but would require a VGA/HD to HDMI Format Converter such as the one here

Should this be not enough information, please post back with what PC brand/model that you have. Additionally please specify what Video Card are you using if your PC is a desktop.

Good luck and kind regards.

Nov 17, 2007 | Panasonic TC-26LX20 26 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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