I have a Panasonic Viera TX-32LZD85 and want to know what type of cable should I use to connect my PC on. TV manual says I should use a DOS/V-compliant D-sub 15 pin connector...fine but what cable to buy? A regular replacement cable for VGA monitor?
Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciatted... :-)
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Re: Connecting PC to TV
You can only use your tv as your monitor by connecting a jack which is included on your video card. you can see on your cpu rear were located the video card interface. theres a hole circle on that with some slots. with use of the adapter came from your video card and a jack connecting to your tv, you can now see your desktop on the tv not on the monitor. hope that helps! pls do rate my post thanks!
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it's easy man when it shows u the walpaper it'sin the extanded desktop so it only shows u a part of the desktop while the other is on ur pc monitor u need to go whereu can change the resolution and mark the selection *make this as main screen * for both vga and lcd tv done u will have clone desktop on both
Also make certain you are using the correct source (HDMI) on your TV, and also verify your display settings (you didn't list what version of windows, etc. but you can check to make sure that windows is seeing your secondary display. Post back with more info if you want specific help for your version of windows.
I assume you already have a cable (s-video) connecting your tv to the video card, on windows video settings you can select the clone mode that mode make the both screen display the same. on windows xp use right click on the screen select proprieties and on the last tab set the desire configuration you can extend or clone, use clone. on windows vista or 7 just use the shortcut WIN + P and use the duplicate mode.
For that normally you but boot your pc wit the video cable already connected.
After doing all you can set the proper resolution and configuration of the additional screen on the display properties.
Check your second monitor properties. Right click your Desktop=>Properties=>Settings........Is your second monitor set on monochrome? It should be 16 bit or higher. and is the TV set to primary? Now click Advanced=>Monitors. You are probably going to have to play around with the settings in there because it could be any number of things. This is a common problem with no one right answer.
If you are located outside the US you might have issues regarding the NTSC and PAL s-video cable. Sometimes just switching to PAL then back again can cause the drivers for NTSC to reload.
How are you connecting to the TV? Composite, HDMI, RCA, DVI? If you still have no color repost with your cable connection type. Hope this helps.
How are you connecting it to the tv? Also what is the brand and model of your television? Do you have a possiblity to connect with a DVI cable and then use 3.5mm -> stereo connectors for sound. (http://www.cablesdirect.com/prodimages/CC399-25_LR.jpg)
Basically what you need is to connect the S/PDIF out from the soundcard\motherboard I/O ports to the 8500 graphics card S/PDIF in and HDMI should now carry both video and audio.
So you have to check the video card. On the top part you'll see a white plastic with 2 pins inside of it. This is the connector SPDIF input from the video card. So what you have to do is look up in your motherboard for a connector with 3 pins that says SPDIF OUT. Even though it looks with 3 pins ONLY 2 of them are needed. You will basically need ONLY a cable like this:
You can get it at a local pc technician shop for 2 bucks only.
Anyway what you do is connect one end of the cable to the two pins from the white connector from the video card and the other end of the cable to your motherboard on the first 2 pins of the SPIDF OUT connector. Now the way to know which ones are the first two, do it this way: The first two considering reading SPIDF OUT meaning that the first one is the one closest to the "S" letter of SPDIF OUT.
If it does not work trying connecting the cable differentely as you might be connecting in a reverse order (positive-negative). Don't worry about burning anything as it's only a sound cable, and it does not carry any power.
Once you do it, go to windows control panel and select SPDIF as your default sound playback.
And you're ready to enjoy sound and video thru HDMI now!
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first try updating your drivers at www.ati.com, I have to ask you to double check the connector your using to goto the tv, if your using a S-video cable check the port on the card your connecting to, if there are more then 4 pin holes in the connector you need a pigtail to connect to your tv, many video cards use a cable that is sold seperatly to connect to a tv, connector look like a s-video connector and a s-video cable will plug into it, but instead of 4 pin holes it has 7, 9, or 12 connectors depending on the card, and the type of output the cable has. most are 9 pin with composit, s-video, and componite connectors on them.
Your graphic card has two digital TV outputs, so all you need to do is to purchase a DVI cable and connect your PC to your TV (unless your PC is close enough to 'borrow' the cable from your PC, and you're only doing this on a one-time basis. If your TV doesn't have DVI input, you can purchase a DVI > VGA adapter; but most TV's today have DVI input. The next step is to output your sound to your surround sound system, or your TV will be silent. If you don't have any sound output slots left to plug into, you can purchase a 'Y' - adapter for your speaker port, or else if your PC has a second speaker jack on the front, you could just use that since you're only going to watch temporarily anyway.
I've run a cable from my PC to my TV, and used a 'Y' - adapter on my speaker output, leading to my surround sound amplifier, but since it draws my available wattage to my computer speakers on my computer down quite a bit, I simply unplug the cable leading to the surround sound amplifier when I'm not using it.