I have a portable computer with a VGA connection that I want to hook to a TV monitor, an ILO 32HD TV, with : HDMI, DVI, AV2 IN, AV1 IN input. How can I achieve this? I bought an adaptor, from VGA to DVI, but on the DVI side, it has 4 little pins that prevent it to connect. I searched the Internet and what I found out is that different "kinds" of DVI exist... It is not specified in the manual, what king of DVI input it is... DVI-A, DVI-I or DVI-D. I went to different places but nobody seems to know anything about DVI...
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Re: Hook computer to ILO tv
The best way is to buy a graphics card with HDMI output. This will dsplay your PCs desktop the way it's supposed to look, and will appear much sharper and clearer than using vga, as the output is digital to begin with. If you don't need to play the latest games, you get get one for around $30. Add a wireless mouse and keyboard and you'll be able to control everything from your armchair. You can also then use your PC to download and watch films etc from the internet..
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You can't hook you TV to the monitor itself, rather the computer. If your PC has a wide white connector (DVI) that is supplying signal to the monitor, you could use a DVI to HDMI adapter cable to connect your PC to your TV. This is also possible if your PC uses a small blue connector with 15 pin holes (VGA) by using a VGA cable to connect your PC to your TV.
Your TV comes with HDMI, DVI, Component In and S video in. Since it has no Tuner built in you will have to use a Set Top box with either component out or if you buy an HD Set Top box with HDMI out. The later will be in your favor so that you can use the only component video input for your old DVD player and not keep juggling pins at the back
Are there multiple ways you can connect your PC to your TV. If your PC has a HDMI out just hook that up to your TV (if it has one too of course). If your PC doesn't have HDMI out but does have DVI out, you can buy a DVI to HDMI adaptor and hook it up to your TV. If it doesn't have DVI out or HDMI out but does have a VGA out you can use that to hook your PC up to your TV (if it has VGA in). There are many things you can do. Including...
PC TV VGA---RCA HDMI--HDMI HDMI--RCA HDMI--YPbPr DVI-----DVI and so on...
As you can see, there are many ways to do connect them. You can decide what method you prefer.
usually laptops have vga conector for external display, you may need a cable, vga cable.
vga cable varies depends on the connection that you have on the tv, if your tv supports vga connectors thats great, some tv doesnt have that option, thats where adapters go in to adapt what ever ports or connections you have on your tv.
some of the cable adapters that you might need.
vga to hdmi.
vga to rca.
vga to dvi.
Hi, I'm afraid that not only a cable is needed but an analog (vga) to digital (dvi) converter/scaler as well. The iLo LCD Display V27DMBX-U12 can hook up to a PC using the DVI-I connection only. As you said, your computer has the standard 1D15 pin VGA connector.
Another possibility is if your video card has a composite video output (normally a color yellow RCA female) or an S-Video output which will both connect direct to your iLo LCD Display V27DMBX-U12. For the RCA connection all you need is an ordinary RCA to RCA shielded wire cable and for the S-Video, an S to S Video cable will work. There is of course the question about the quality or the resolution.
Good luck and hope that this be of some help to you. Pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.
Not sure if you have fixed your problem or not. When I hook up my pc to the ILO 32 HD...I ran DVI input for picture...you can also use HDMI if you like..I had a problem with sound and had to use a splitter and run sound into AV2 IN to get sound for some reason...your no picture...if you are getting a black screen, you need to set the resolution on your pc. VGA to 640x480 and SVGA should be 800x600 and XGA should set at 1024x768..most likely the last one is the one you need..and this is not a normal pc res....set your refresh rate to 60HZ. All this is done in the control panel/display/settings tab.
Also remember that you need to change your source on the TV to the proper connection to see it...ie component, HDMI etc.