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Connection to LCD TV having only HDMI input

My new Sharp LCD does not have a VGA connection. It has 2 HDMI inputs and then composite and Component inputs. What or how can I display my PC on the LCD?

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Assuming your video card has DVI out (and they just about all have for years now)...

You can get a DVI to HDMI converter cable or adaptor.
THIS website will give you examples you should be able to find at your local PC shop or any good Hi-Fi store etc..

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Looking at the specs for your TV, it does not appear to have the jack for earphones.

You will have to connect an audio receiver to your TV and use the reciever's jack.


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Link ASUS laptop to Sharp Aquos LCD TV


No, a DVI to VGA adapter will not work. (The TV is looking for the digital signal from a set top box. This is different from the analog signal on the VGA cable.) You need a converter. Your best bet would be a VGA to component video converter. (I am assuming that the Sharp TV has a component video input.) This page has some examples: http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/video-converters/vga-rgb-hv-to-component-video/c10000-c11200-c11215.html?sorter=productname-en-asc . Note a VGA to component video cable will not work. The VGA to component cables are for projectors that read the RGB signal. The component video signal is YPbPr.

Connect the VGA cable to the converter and the component video cable to the TV and the converter with the computer and TV off. Turn on the TV first and set it to the component video input and then turn on the computer. Then (assuming the VGA port is enabled - adjust in the BIOS if needed) set the computer's video output to the VGA port. (On my Windows 7 laptop, this can be done by right-clicking on the desktop. Choose Graphics Properties and set the display to the external monitor or both. Click Apply and then confirm the change (on the external monitor if using the single monitor). (VGA to Composite video converters also exist if you do not have an available component video input on your TV.)

If your computer is fairly new, you may have an HDMI port. Your TV may be able to read the signal with a DVI to HDMI cable. (It depends on the TV. Not all of them will read the computer's signal on the DVI port. Check the documentation for your model. TVs without a VGA port are less likely to support this feature.)

I hope this helps.

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I want to connect my computer to my Vizio TV to watch movies via netflix on my TV screen. If HDMI on TV end, what connection do I need to connect to the back of computer?


What "video-inputs" does your TV have:

* composite video (single cable for video, two cables for LEFT/RIGHT audio)
* component video (RED/GREEN/BLUE cables for video, plus RED/WHITE cables for stereo audio)
* DVI or VGA input
* HDMI input
* S-Video (similar to PS/2 keyboard/mouse, in size, and "round" shape)

What outputs does your computer's video-card have:

* composite (post-and-ring)
* S-Video
* DVI
* VGA
* HDMI

Just match them up.

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I have a Sharp LC-32D40U LCD TV. All the inputs for Composite (Y,R,W) are bad and only the S-video input on Input 2 functions. ( I have not tested the HDMI inputs as I ahve not HDMI source). I was told...


Unplug S-Video cable from tv then tyr Composite video input as if S-Video jack is hooked, related composite video input will not work.
Let me know if you need further help.

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Hook up computer to tv


The Vizio GV47LF HDTV's connection bay has everything we'd expect. It includes a pair of HDMI inputs which can take 1080p sources (at 60 but not 24Hz), two component-video inputs, one A/V input with composite video and one with composite and S-Video, one RF input for cable for antenna connections, an optical digital audio output, and a VGA-style PC input for PC connections.
If you're connecting a computer, you'll probably be disappointed that the VGA input maxes out at 1,360x768 resolution (which did look pretty good) instead of the full 1,920x1,080. We did connect a PC via HDMI and got 1,920x1,080 resolution, but the image didn't look as sharp as the 1,360x768 version. Again, we believe this has to do with the lack of a dot-by-dot mode, although perhaps people playing with picture settings, either in the Vizio or in the video card's drivers, can achieve a better-looking higher-resolution computer image. All-in-all, shoppers looking for a big computer monitor would be better served by the Westinghouse LVM-47w1.


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How do I connect direct tv to denon and then get sound

If the RCA TV has HDMI input connect as follows:

1. Connect an HDMI cable from the Directv box to an HDMI input on the Denon.
2. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI out-put on the Denon to the RCA TV
3. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select HDMI input Denon is connected to TV.
4. On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto


If the RCA TV has Component input (Green,Red,Blue) connect as follows:

5. Connect Component Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Component Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
6. Connect a Component Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Component Video input.
7. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select component input Denon is connected to TV.
8. On front of denon press the input mode button to select aut


If the RCA TV has Composite input (Yellow) connect as follows:

9. Connect Composite Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Composite Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
10. Connect a Composite Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Compositet Video input.
11. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select composite input Denon is connected to TV.
On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto

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If the RCA TV has HDMI input connect as follows:

1. Connect an HDMI cable from the Directv box to an HDMI input on the Denon.
2. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI out-put on the Denon to the RCA TV
3. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select HDMI input Denon is connected to TV.
4. On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto


If the RCA TV has Component input (Green,Red,Blue) connect as follows:

5. Connect Component Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Component Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
6. Connect a Component Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Component Video input.
7. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select component input Denon is connected to TV.
8. On front of denon press the input mode button to select aut


If the RCA TV has Composite input (Yellow) connect as follows:

9. Connect Composite Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Composite Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
10. Connect a Composite Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Compositet Video input.
11. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select composite input Denon is connected to TV.
On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto

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How to use a sharp aquos as a monitor with my laptop


Hi. You haven't said how you have connected your laptop to your TV so I'll give you a couple of options:

1. VGA to VGA (This cable is a 15-pin cable like the one you would use to connect a computer monitor to the back of the computer box itself). The Sharp has a VGA connection at the back.

2. DVI to HDMI. If your computer has a DVI output, this would be the best connection.

On your remote, press menu.
Use the left/right arrows to select option

Then use the arrow up and down to select input source.

Depending on the TV you have, you will either see the actual name of the connection (ie. HDMI, DVI, VGA) or you may need to select Input 1, Input 2, etc... depending on which connection you used. The input number may be labelled on the back of your TV.

If none of this works, please let me know your model numbers and I can provide you with instructions specific to your models.

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Step 1
Shutdown your computer and look at the rear of the case to determine the type of video connections that your machine has. Nearly all computers will have the standard 15-pin VGA output port. In addition, you may also find that your computer has an S-video port, an RCA composite video port, a set of three component RCA video outputs or perhaps even an HDMI output port.
Step 2Determine the types of video inputs that are available on your plasma TV. There should be a standard RCA composite input, a three-jack RCA component input and an S-video input. In addition, you may also find a 15-pin VGA input, a DVI input or an HDMI input. Step 3 Select which type of connection you will use. HDMI and DVI represent the highest-quality connections, followed by VGA, Component, S-video, and composite. If your computer has only a VGA output and you will not using it solely to drive the plasma TV, you may want to invest in a video card upgrade. Most new video cards will offer dual monitor connections and possibly a separate TV connection. The first monitor connection is intended for the main computer monitor, and the second monitor connection, or the TV output, can be used for either a second monitor or a TV. Depending on the card, the TV output may be DVI, HDMI, component, S-video or composite. Step 4Purchase a video cable long enough to reach from your PC’s video output to your plasma TV. If the distance is over ten feet, you may want to invest in high-quality cables to ensure that the plasma TV receives a clean signal for the best possible picture. Cables over thirty feet in length, depending on the connection type, may result in poor video performance. Step 5Set your computer’s screen resolution to something that your plasma TV can accept, using the “Display” settings in the “Control Panel” in Windows. Refer to the owner’s manual of your plasma TV for the supported resolution and refresh rate. If you are using the S-video, composite or component outputs on your computer, this step may not be necessary. Step 6Connect your PC to your plasma TV using the appropriate cable. Start the computer up and it should recognize the attached display. In the “Display” settings, you will need to configure how the plasma TV is used if it is attached a second display. Most video cards support “Clone” or “Mirror” mode, which displays the same content on both displays. In addition, there is the “Extended” mode, where the second display will operate independently, and windows can be dragged from one screen to the other. If your plasma TV is the only monitor for the computer, you will not to configure the multiple display modes. Step 7Connect a cable from the sound output of your PC to your plasma TV using the appropriate audio adapters. Then relax on the couch and enjoy your videos on the big screen.

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