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Using TV as monitor.

Last response: in Home Theatre
September 16, 2012 2:26:26 PM

I have read other posts saying this is possible, but I just want to make sure it is possible for my tv brand.

I have an Emerson 32" 720p HDTV LC320EX2. It has 2 HDMI ports and a VGA port. Would I be able to use the HDMI/VGA for use on the 660TI I am getting as a monitor until I can get an actual monitor? It says 1366x768 Res, that is fine until I get my 1920x1080 monitor.

Thats all I want to know, I want to be able to build my computer as soon as I have all parts and be able to do a test boot/use it. I'm only using it now for my ps3 with an HDMI cable.

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September 16, 2012 3:15:13 PM

You should be able to, but it might be a good idea to have a regular monitor available if you run into resolution issues. Sometimes, the HDTV does not recognize the resolution coming from your PC and won't display at all. If you don't have a monitor available, maybe borrow a friends just in case.

-Wolf sends
September 16, 2012 3:42:27 PM

Well I haven't put it together yet, and if I can see something, during test boot so I know it works and I get a decent resolution I will be fine. Also hich port, the hdmi or vga one?
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a b C Monitor
September 16, 2012 4:23:07 PM

Try the HDMI first, then VGA if that doesn't work. Also note that sometimes, you'll see the system BIOS screen, but then it goes blank when Windows tries to load.

-Wolf sends
September 17, 2012 5:15:00 AM

Yea, it will tell me that there is no OS to load. I watched the NeweggTV videos XP I am only worried that it doesn't work lol. Though I am curious about something. When I see it says there is no OS can I turn off the pc then? or do I have to wait until it stops switching between the stuff on screen.
a b x TV
a b C Monitor
September 17, 2012 9:26:12 AM

No. It's Ok. You can turn it off when ever you need to. Turning off a system randomly is only going to start messing things up when an operating system is installed.

-Wolf sends
September 17, 2012 2:22:07 PM

:D  Well I have to wait until the 1st to be able to buy the graphics card, or unless someone wants to give me $320 for it. That includes shipping :p