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Re: what type of cable do i need to connect to tv
I believe all you need is a pair of "phono" leads the same as you find on stereo systems. One connects the audio (mono) & the other composite video (usually yellow connector). Your TV needs to have composite video connector. If not you can get an adapter for a SCART / PERITEL input the same as supplied with popular game consoles like xbox.
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You will need an optical digital audio connection for the TV and the TV will have to be fitted with a compatible "optical digital audio" OUT connection.
The soundbar unit you have does not have an HDMI connection so you only have the one choice with cable..
Any electronics store selling cables will fit you with the correct one.
The one pictured here next to the HDMI cable is the type you need (aka Toslink) but if you don't have an Optical digital Audio Out connection on your TV you have a problem. HDMI vs optical Which digital audio connection to use CNET
You will need a cable that connects the tv to the pc. If you pc has a vga connection and your tv has a vga connection, then you would purchase a vga cable and connect it. If the computer and the tv have 2 different types of connections you will need some type of adapter between the two of them.
Once you get them connected with a cable you just turn the tv on and Select Input (Select either PC, Computer, HDMI) of where the tv should receive the signal.
On the pc if you just reboot it most times the image will appear on the tv. if not you can Press and Hold your FN function key at the lower left portion of the keyboard then hit the correct F1 thru F12 key that toggles the display. The correct F1 thru F12 key will have LCD/CRT on it or it will have the icon of a display.
Check the back of your TV for external input connections. Usually there will be one to three connections available for the various types of cables. Check the back of your DVD for the output connections, usually one to three as on your TV. Choose one and use the cable type that matches the DVD output and the TV input connections and you are done.
The incoming cable should simply connect to the antenna/cable connector on the back of the TV. It's a standard connector. Normally you just need to connect the cable to the TV, then set the TV for "cable" through the on-screen menu using the TV remote or front panel buttons. However, the tuner in the TV may not be compatible with your cable system. Depending on the age of the set and type of cable system, the set may only work if you use a cable converter box from the company. If you have the cable connected and the set can't find any channels, this may be why.
Laptops usually have a serial connection so you can use that to connect to your TV. Now, depending on your TV input connections you need to buy the right cable. Buy this sort of cable if you have serial input connection
if not, then most of TVs have RCA input connection, so you need this sort of cable
Now based on your sound connections, you will need a cable for that. Either one of this, if you have this type of input
I suspect you may have connected a COMPOSITE cable (red/white/yellow RCA type) to the COMPONENT video input sockets on the back of the TV.
COMPONENT requires 3 RCA type video cables - the plugs and sockets are usually colour-coded red, green, and blue. COMPOSITE only uses one RCA type video cable - the plugs and sockets are usually colour-coded yellow. If you connect the yellow video cable to one of the three component inputs you will get a black and white picture although you will still have audio if the red and white cables are correctly connected.
If you are using a COMPOSITE cable (red/white/yellow RCA type), please check your connections. Make sure you have not connected to any sockets - either on the TV or the back of the DVD player - under the heading of "COMPONENT" - or individually marked "Pr", "Cr", "Pb", "Cb" or "Y".
If you have verified that you are using the correct sockets on the TV and it still doesn't work or if you are using any other type of cable, please let me know which cable you are using and the model number of the TV and the DVD player. I will then be able to assist you further.
Determine what kind of video line-in connection the TV has. These connections are typically on the back or side of the TV. You also will need to determine what kind of video line-out connection the computer has.
Types of video connections include S-Video, VGA, DVI and HDMI. The Resources section of this article offers links to sites that will help you identify the connection type of your TV and computer.
Purchase a video connection cable that is for the type of connection that the computer and TV share. For example, if the TV and computer both have S-Video ports, you should purchase an S-Video cable. S-Video connections are the most common and least expensive option.
Connect the end of the S-Video cable that matches the connection on the computer to the computer video line-out port. Connect the other end to the video line-in port of the same kind on the TV.
Convert video from VGA video to S-Video or even component video. Do this if the two connection ports on the computer and TV are not compatible. You will need to purchase a scan converter box, a VGA video cable, and either an S-Video or component video cable. Connect the cable that will connect to the computer jack to the computer and the converter box, and connect the S-Video or component video cable to the TV and the converter box.
Turn on the TV and use the remote control to select "Input." Some TVs will have multiple selections. Turn on the computer and play a movie or display an image on the screen. As you are scrolling through the "Input" options on the television, you will see a matching image of what you opened on your computer on the TV screen when the correct input is selected.
Adjust the screen resolution on the computer if the image on the TV is distorted, too small or too large. Do this by going into Control Panel and Display Settings on the computer. Select a different screen resolution until the image on the TV fits the TV screen
You'll need: •VGA cable •S-Video Audio to 3 RCA Type Adapter Cable •HDMI cable •DVI cable Check the connection options on your TV. If your TV has a VGA connection slot, plug the TV into the computer with a VGA cordlike a computer monitor. Connect one end of the VGA cable to the back of the computer and the other end to the TV. Switch between normal TV viewing to displaying your computer on your TV by selecting the proper mode from the remote control, some remotes will mark the proper mode as "VGA" while others will label it "Computer" or "PC." Check the back of your computer to see if you have an S cable slot. Connect S cable portion of the S-Video Audio to 3 RCA Type Adapter Cable to the computer and plug in the green audio plug to the audio port of the PC. Plug the red white and yellow RCA cables into the matching colors of the RCA slots on the TV. With this method you will need to switch modes from TV to video. Check the back of the computer and TV for either DVI or HDMI slots. The slots on your computer must match, you cannot connect a DVI to a HDMI. Plug one end of the corresponding cable into the the back of the TV and the other end into the computer. Choose the correct program mode, HDMI or DVI, from the remote to view the computer from the TV.