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How to hook up my computer to my tv with hdmi

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January 23, 2012 12:43:12 AM

Hello,
hello I would like to know how to make my 42' plasma hdmi tv into my computer monitor?

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January 23, 2012 2:38:56 AM

what video card do you have?
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January 23, 2012 5:38:07 AM

Hi :) 

Graphics card with HDMI to Plasma TV with HDMI...done...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 23, 2012 7:47:00 AM

There are a number of ways to do this depending on your computers video outputs, and your TV's video inputs.

Most computers will have either:
VGA
DVI
HDMI
Mini-HDMI

Most TV's will have:
VGA
HDMI

Your best option is to use a HDMI cable to connect your computer to your TV. If your computer doesn't have a HDMI output, check for a DVI output. If your computer has a DVI output, a cable like this can be used: http://www.projectorcentre.co.uk/shopimages/products/no...

If your computer doesn't have DVI or HDMI output, then the only option left is to connect to your TV via a VGA cable (also providing your TV has a VGA input option). VGA looks like this: http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-page-main/ehow/images/a0...
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January 23, 2012 9:05:56 AM

Hi :) 

If you use a DVI or VGA converter...there is NO sound...you will need seperate cables for sound....HDMI does video AND sound...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 23, 2012 9:08:15 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

If you use a DVI or VGA converter...there is NO sound...you will need seperate cables for sound....HDMI does video AND sound...

All the best Brett :) 


+1 forgot to mention this sorry.

You will still be able to get sound from your computer speakers no matter what connection you use, but unless you use HDMI you will be unable to play sound through your TV. For most users this wont matter since their computer speakers will have better sound quality anyway, however it's useful when watching a movie or something to be able to sit back with your TV remote as the volume control.
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January 23, 2012 9:10:33 AM

there are also converters available to convert DVI to VGA or HDMI. Though if you only have VGA/D-Sub I think you're stuck with going VGA to VGA which might limit the resolution you're able to have on the TV. I know my laptop doesn't like doing 1080p over VGA to my 37" LCD, I have to drop down to 1680x1050 but it still looks very nice.
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January 31, 2012 11:14:00 PM

deadlee690 said:
what video card do you have?

I don't have a video card, what do you mean video card? Where can I buy one?
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February 1, 2012 6:49:53 AM

Video card is another word for a graphics card.

You can buy these from most PC stores/online hardware retailers.

In all honesty, if you don't know what a video card is, your probably not up to the task of buying and installing one in your system and possibly needing up upgrade the power supply too.

So, lets forget the video card, what video outputs do you have on the back of your computer? VGA? DVI? HDMI?

VGA: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9...
DVI: http://thingsfinder.com/files/img/1/1/G_10.jpg
HDMI: http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/671...
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February 1, 2012 7:16:23 AM

tlathrop72 said:
I don't have a video card, what do you mean video card? Where can I buy one?

Do you know what your PC model is? If buy it a complete setup like Dell or HP, it should have a model name/number. Give us that information so we can determine what components & what ports you have in it.

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