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what lead do I require to put my pc picture on to a TV

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I am wanting to play something on my pc and put the picture on my tv. I know i can copy this on to a disc but wanted to skip about a bit so this is easy to do on my pc .I know PC World would tell me … Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I am wanting to play something on my pc and put the picture on my tv. I know i can copy this on to a disc but wanted to skip about a bit so this is easy to do on my pc .I know PC World would tell me but i would rather get info from you guys on here as i trust you more than them.

Thanks in advance Mark
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
dcx_badass
Really useful telling us absolutely nothing about your computer your TV, congrats on a useless thread.

bit harsh, don't you think?
#2
[COLOR="Magenta"]Hi , try this

1. First you need a video cable for making the physically connection.

Most computers have an S-Video port that can be connected to the S-Video input of your TV screen using a very cheap S-Video cable (it’s round with 4 or 7 pins).

For better picture quality, you should connect the computer to the TV using standard VGA ports or via the DVI to HDMI cable provided your TV supports these ports.

connect television 2. Open the "display settings" in your Vista computer and activate output to the TV screen. You can either mirror content of your computer on the TV or extend the display just like a dual monitor screen.

3. Pick up your TV remote and switch to "External Inputs" from the menu. You will need to change the default "Video 1" to a different selection which may be "HDMI 1" or "Video 2" depending on how you have made the connection.

Important: Make sure you connect the cable to the TV before turning on the computer as sometimes it may fail to recognize external display.

You may also need to change the screen resolution of your TV using the Display settings in your Control Panel else the picture may appear distorted.[/COLOR]
#3
From Ebay guide

[CENTER]First, you need to check if your PC/Laptop has the neccessary, 'TV-out' socket.[/CENTER]
[CENTER]Its usually a 4-pin socket, sometimes Yellow, often next to the 15-pin Monitor socket, maybe marked 'TV'.[/CENTER]
[CENTER](occasionally, it is a single-pin RCA Phono socket, sometimes Yellow, perhaps marked 'Video-Out'.)[/CENTER]
[CENTER]If your PC doesn't have this, you can buy a 'TV-Out Card' on ebay at a reasonable cost.[/CENTER]
[CENTER](You need someone technical to check the inside of your PC to see if you have a spare 'slot' and what type of slot.)[/CENTER]
[CENTER]If your Laptop doesn't have TV-out, you are stuck, unless you can find the more expensive 'USB converter'[/CENTER]
[CENTER]Once you have TV-out, its a simple matter or choosing how long the PC-TV Video leads need to be, standard lengths are 2,3,5,10, & 15 Metres.[/CENTER]
[CENTER]You also need the same length audio/sound leads of course, usually a 3.5mm jack, same as your PC speaker plug.[/CENTER]
[CENTER]The TV connection is normally via SCART, so a Scart/Video/Audio adaptor is then required to connect all the above, together.[/CENTER]
#4
dcx_badass
Really useful telling us absolutely nothing about your computer your TV, congrats on a useless thread.


Wow harsh didn't realise it would make any difference

the pc is a dell inspiron 9300 the tv is a 3yr old flat screen jvc , sorry don't know model number but it has 3 scart sockets or can plug this in to an lcd acoutic solutions tv which i use for my x box which has 720p or 1080i

If any more info is required just ask instead of putting rediculous comments on posts , if i knew what i was talking about i wouldn't be asking for advise would I???
#5
Do both your pc and tv have a VGA socket like this
http://www.tvone.com/images/1t-vga-cattx-rear.jpg
#6
hutchir9
Wow harsh didn't realise it would make any difference

the pc is a dell inspiron 9300 the tv is a 3yr old flat screen jvc , sorry don't know model number but it has 3 scart sockets or can plug this in to an lcd acoutic solutions tv which i use for my x box which has 720p or 1080i

If any more info is required just ask instead of putting rediculous comments on posts , if i knew what i was talking about i wouldn't be asking for advise would I???


Hi, firstly would need to know what outputs you have on your pc, ie, DVI, HDMI, S-Video etc, then need to know what inputs you have on your TV, DVI, HDMI etc (i know you said you have scart but thats not a good option)
#7
pc has a vga socket old tv only has scart and white and red inputs other has scart , yellow white and red inputs and hdmi input

so can i get a vga to hdmi lead?
#8
hutchir9;5364160
pc has a vga socket old tv only has scart and white and red inputs other has scart , yellow white and red inputs and hdmi input

so can i get a vga to hdmi lead?


Yes, they are about £2.50 off of fleabay, for example Item number: 280348569603
#9
barneydog
Yes, they are about £2.50 off of fleabay, for example Item number: 280348569603


It won't work I'm afraid, that's a special purpose cable - the vast majority of devices won't send an HDMI signal through a VGA connector.

hutchir9
pc has a vga socket old tv only has scart and white and red inputs other has scart , yellow white and red inputs and hdmi input

so can i get a vga to hdmi lead?


If your TV supports RGB through scart then that a VGA to RGB to scart may work, otherwise the S-Video/TV out socket if your laptop has one would be the last resort (as the resolution will be rubbish and pretty much unusable for anything except video)
#10
fair enough.

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