I want to connect my PC to the Panasonic TV... using the TV as the monitor, so I'm wondering if that is possible and if there is any kind of serial-to-s video cable, or serial-RCA cable, or any kind of connector that will work? Can it be done????
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Hello! This is my first time using this site, but I will try my best to assist you. From what I understand, you want to connect your laptop display to your T.V. In turn using your T.V. as a "monitor". So you were wondering if you could use a S400 to HDMI cable to accomplish this. Unfortunately I don't believe this is possible with that cable. To my best knowledge, S400 ports are only capable of transferring DATA between devices, not VIDEO. A VGA or HDMI cable will accomplish what you want. I don't think your laptop has a HDMI port, so I recommend buying a male-to-male VGA cable. I looked up your T.V. and it looks it should have a VGA input port. This is what I did for my laptop and 32 inch LCD T.V. when i accidently cracked my laptop's screen. It may not be High Definition, but you should be able to get fairly decent resolution. Make sure your T.V. is on the "Computer" input channel. (Or equivalent) I don't recommend buying a VGA to HDMI cable converter as it usually doesn't result in improved quality. I hope this helps! Good luck!
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.
if your pc has hdmi out - the you use a hdmi cable from the pc to the tv on one of the hdmi inputs.
if your pc has a 15pin vga cable you can unplug from your PC monitor (or go buy a VGA cable if you want to keep one on the tv and one on your pc monitor - or if you are using a laptop).
when you unplug the computer from the monitor .. check the pins - should look to be about 15 pins in the connector. it that will plug into the tv- then you are using a vga cable. if it will not plug into the tv pc input .. don't force it. It could be a dvi connector . .take the cable off the PC and to radio shack and they can fix you up (you need a dvi to vga cable - not likely, but possible)
I always turn off a pc before disconnecting monitors - and plug into the other display before turning the pc back on.
There are TV/Monitor hybrids out there. You could get a 60'' plasma widescreen and use it as your desktop monitor for example. But as far as watching 'streaming video' from like....HBO from your local cable provider, you will not be able to do it with this computer unless you purchase an add-on card (be sure you have the open PCI slot first).
You would need something like the cards listed in the url below (again, be sure your motherboard is compatable with it first).
to my understanding,LCD can only be connected as monitor ,not to become a computer itself.if ever it can be use as one, you'll need all the basic of the computer accessories.wireless modem can be use as long as there is a slot for or the unit is compatible for a wireless connection.check first if there is a socket for keyboards and everything before buying.since it can be connected only by vga cable, i assume that it is for monitor use only,unless you want to use two monitors at the same time.
use a s-video cable or a monitor ext cable and use fn+f4 to switch
pc mon to ext mon.
n.b. f key is usually f4 , models vary.look for square icon on f key.
fn+ that key; thats fn and say f4 pressed together.
Yes, you may be able to google it or download one from the company's website that made the monitor. Sometimes the monitor is not compatible with the computer until you download a driver. I'm assuming you're using A/V cables when using the TV with the computer. Often computers do not display well with a/v connections until you install a driver. Hope this helps.