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LAPTOP to TV Connection

Many people today want to connect their computer to a TV. Most HDTVs today have a VGA input for computer hookup. Most laptops also have a VGA output for external display. Using a male to male VGA cable, the computer can use a HDTV for a display. Sound is connected using a 3.5mm audio cable. See this web page for complete details.
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The screen resolution setting determines how much information is displayed on the display screen. It is measured horizontally and vertically in pixels. At lower screen resolutions, such as 640 x 480, fewer items will fit on the screen, but they will be larger. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200, more items will fit on the screen but they will be smaller. The resolution options will vary with each computer based on the video card device, monitor size, and video & monitor drivers. If the screen looks distorted or fuzzy, then you may have an incorrect screen resolution size set for your monitor. In Windows you can change the screen resolution to match the TVs capabilities. Go here to view a video on how to change screen resolution:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-your-screen-resolution

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Computers have become all-out media centers, capable of playing movies, music, and video games and even of streaming live television. Modern computers also come with an assortment of ports and outlets that allow easy connectivity to other devices, including televisions. Today's HDTVs can display high-resolution images ideal for showing off the media available on your computer, and they're relatively easy to connect.

Determine which type of cable to use; it will depend on which ports both your computer and TV share. Older computers and TVs will only have S-Video or VGA ports. Ideally, your computer and TV will both have HDMI ports, which allows for high-definition video and audio transfer. Consult your owner's manuals for port identification before deciding on which cable to use. Connect the computer's video outlet, either HMDI, VGA, or S-Video, to the TVs corresponding video input. These will usually be on the back of the TV and will be clearly labeled. Turn on your TV and set it to the proper video channel, which will correspond with the type of cable you have used. Some TVs have multiple ports for the same connection. Just set the video channel to whichever port you have used--for example, "HDMI 1" or "HDMI 2." On your computer, right click on your desktop and highlight "Graphics Properties," prompting a submenu to pop up. Highlight and click "Output to TV." Your computer's images should now be displayed on the TV instead of the monitor.
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how do i connect my pc to my LG 32LF77SO I CAN GET SOUND AND VISION


Most HDTVs today have a 15-pin VGA input so to hookup a PC, just connect a VGA monitor cable from the PC monitor output to the HDTV VGA input port. This gives you video. For audio, you can connect a stereo audio cable (3.5mm) from the PC soundcard speaker jack (usually green) to the HDTVs audio input port next to the VGA port. Next you need to adjust the settings for video resolution and refresh rate on the PC so that the HDTV is compatible. Look in the HDTVs owner's manual for a chart showing the acceptable video screen resolutions (1024 X 768) and refresh rates and adjust the PC accordingly. You should now have video and audio on the TV. For a laptop, it depends on what outputs it has, VGA, HDMI or S-Video but this can be done as well.

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No problem, wondering if I'm able to connect this TV to my laptop to connect to the internet and if so what do I need to do this.


Yes, you should be able to. You will need to buy a $20 adapter. Sewell Direct sells them, also Amazon.com. They are called VGA to RCA composite video converter. This will convert your laptop's VGA output to RCA composite video for connection to your TV yellow video input. Connect an audio cable from laptop's earphone output to the TV's RCA audio inputs (white and red) using a 3.5mm to RCA adapter cable available at Radio Shack for about $10. This will work. You can see everything that the laptop displays on the TV. You can even hookup a VCR to record it all.

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i have a s-video output and hooked it up though a cable to the yellow rca on the back of the tv. how do i get that to work and watch the computer screen on tv


1. This depends on the ports on your laptop and tv - if you have a vga port on your laptop then connect a cable to that and go to either the RGB or VGA on your TV. You can also get RGB to scart conectors so ther eare a lot of options! try your local Maplins for the cable (or look on eBay). Do a google image search to identify the connectors you have.

2. High-definition TV sets have several options of input ports and cable connections available. It's even possible to connect a computer to most HDTVs to get its picture quality. If your laptop computer is designed so it can plug into a standard computer monitor, you can easily plug it into an HDTV set, and you may have a number of options to connect it with. You must connect the video and audio separately in most cases. jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); }); Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions Things You'll Need:
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  1. Step 1 Check the output ports on your laptop computer. There are three types of ports that can work with this connection: S-video (a circular port with pins in the middle), VGA (a square/trapezoid like port with pins in the middle and two screw pins on the sides) and DVI (a longer version of VGA).
  2. Step 2 Compare the ports on your computer with the input ports on your HDTV. DVI has the best quality, but not all TV sets will have these. Most HDTVs will have VGA and S-video (VGA has the best quality).
  3. Step 3 Connect the computer's output to the TV using the best cable connection that you have.
  4. Step 4 Connect the laptop's audio output to the TV's audio input that works with the video. In most cases, this requires a stereo-to-RCA cable, which has the single rounded plug with two black bands at one end and the red and white RCA plugs at the other.
  5. Step 5 Turn on the laptop and the computer and tune the TV to the correct input channel. Tune it to "Computer" only if you used the VGA connection; if you used S-video, tune the TV to that input channel.

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