Using a vga cable to hook up my pc to the tv and doesnt work
Hooked up the vga component cable from the pc to the tv and it didnt get the signal. i borrowed my hdmi cable and an adapter to hook it up to the hdmi port and it worked. just got the vga cable and cant return it. i would like to solve the problem and not have to purchase another hdmi cable
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First identify your TV's input connections. Most TVs these days have three basic types of inputs. You have your coaxial cable input, the same as your cable box or satellite, an RCA composite input (the yellow, red and white inputs) and an S-video connector. Newer televisions might have Component Video, DVI, VGA or HDMI inputs but the ones listed above are more common.
Identify your computer's outputs. These days computer manufacturers are adding TV compatible outputs on their products so it's easy to have a pc to tv connection when you hook it up. The S-video in particular seems to be popping up on more and more computers, so a PC to TV S video connector might be what you need. You can shop for S-video cables all over the place online. Mostly you will find the usual VGA output that the regular monitor hooks up to (see more later on VGA cables). The newer multimedia computers will probably have all high definition outputs that connect directly to your HDTV, but for now we will deal with what most people have for both computers and televisions.
Find the appropriate adapter for your connections. You may need to get a computer to TV cable so you can hook up your computer to the TV. If you have an HDTV, you may need a VGA to component cable. This VGA to component cable connects your computer to a HDTV and acts as a converter. (And that computer could be either a Mac or a PC.)
A PC to tv connector has a VGA adapter on one end and (usually) a selection of connectors on the other (S-video, RCA composite and Component). The good thing about these is that you can take it from TV to TV and you'll be able to hook up computer to TV for all of them. I highly recommend a wireless adapter. It costs a bit more but wireless is worth not having a big cable mess and not keeping your computer near your TV.
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where did you hooked up the cable at the tv, what component input did you use like HDMI or VGA port? if your pc has the vga output you will use the vga port input of your tv then select in the source PC to get the signal from pc.
You shouldn't be using video component cables, instead you should be using a VGA cable and a 1/8". stereo audio cable. Your laptop and your TV should have a VGA port; it is D-shaped and has 15 pins over 3 rows. Next to your TV's VGA port should be an audio jack that you can hook up to your laptop's headphone jack. The cables be be bought at Radio Shack or any decent electronics/computer store.
Now i assume you have connected the Computer using a VGA cable ( 15 D pin connector )because if you had used an HDMI cable the sound would have come by default. The VGA cable only carries analogue Video signals. So you will have to get 3.5 mm phono to 2 RCA cable to connect the sound out of the PC to the TV's audio in socket ( next to the VGA socket labeled audio IN )
You can use the TV's VGA port which needs a VGA cable which you can get from a computer hardware store. It's called RGB in on your TV. This is also called PC input.The max resolution you will get is 1,366x768 off your PC.
i have a 26" insignia lcd tv that i use as a montor uou musr set the screen resolution on your computer to 1024x768. if you use a higher resolution it will say no signal.so use your montor to set the resolution to 1024x768 then hook it to the vga and it should work. bob griggs
sounds to me like a connection problem. If the compaqs output is vga, you need to convert the input (tv side ) to hdmi, component, s-vidio... what ever you can find. Typically when you hook up your computer to a flat screen or such, its best to try to use the hdmi ports or the rpg. But if thats not available you need to take the outout from your laptop ( whatever type that might be and input it into your flat screen tv. If you input laptop into tv under ( eg..HDMI) then when you VIEW it you need to select the correct source on your flat screen. Such as hdmi or pcmi or rpg.I know that the do sell alot of cables that adapt from one type of connection to another. Typically only one cable is required from the laptop to the flat screen. If you think about it you are only using the flat screen as a monitor.
If you are using the same cables,same input and the cable box works ok. I would look into the settings of the DVD player. Such as is it a progressive playback and is progressive turned on. It is not turned on by default because not all TV's could handle progressive in.