Connecting a TV to a computer via VGA
The procedure is the same. Make sure your TV and computer have VGA connectors.
When I connect a VGA cable, I do not turn off the computer and TV.
On the TV, use the INPUT button to select the VGA channel and the image should appear.
Image adjustment is the same as in the case of connecting a computer to a TV via HDMI.
On the desktop, right-click and select Screen Resolution (see figure).
In the window that opens, in the Screen section, you can select a monitor or TV from the drop-down list to adjust Resolution and Orientation.
In the drop-down list of the Multiple screens section, you can select different display types.
If we select Duplicate, then the TV will be the same as the computer monitor. over, if the resolutions of the devices do not match, then it will turn out to be nonsense.
If we choose Expand, then the TV will be a continuation of the monitor screen. In this case, you can change monitors in places programmatically.
At the bottom of the window there is a check mark Set as the main monitor. You can select your TV to check this box and click Apply. The TV will now display the taskbar with the Start button and open windows by default.
Connecting TV to PC via adapters
If your computer does not have an HDMI connector, but your TV does, then. You can use an adapter from DVI to HDMI (Fig. 1, Fig. 2)
We fasten this to the DVI connector of a video card or motherboard (who has built-in video) and connect it with an HDMI. HDMI cable (the picture of which is given at the beginning of the article). In this case, there will be no sound on the TV, but the image should be of high quality as it is transmitted in digital format without distortion.
It happens that the TV does not have an HDMI connector (for example), but there is a VGA. On the contrary, a computer has everything except VGA. Take the ASUS R9270 graphics card, for example.
In this case, the DVI-VGA adapter will help out (Fig. 1, Fig. 2)
In this case, our image will be transmitted without sound and in analog format. In principle, it’s okay, but interference can occur at long distances and the image quality can deteriorate.
Connecting a TV to a computer via HDMI
To do this, you need HDMI connectors on the computer’s video card.
To connect a TV to a computer via HDMI, everything is ready.
Authoritative sources recommend turning off your computer and TV before connecting. Most likely, this recommendation makes sense, but at work a thousand times we connected “hot” monitors to computers via VGA, everything was fine. At home, I connected the monitor to the computer via DVI on the go and everything was fine too. Perhaps for HDMI it is better to turn off the devices.
Press INPUT on the remote control several times and select the HDMI connector to which the cable is connected. Turn on the computer and go to setup.
Since we connected via HDMI, we can immediately transmit sound. Let’s set up the sound transmission to the TV.
In the Sound window we find the connected TV. Click on it with the right mouse button and select Use as default.
Now you can control the sound from the TV remote.
How to connect a TV to a computer via HDMI and VGA
Hello, friends. In the last article, we connected a TV to a laptop via HDMI, in this we will connect a TV to a stationary computer via HDMI and VGA.
Most modern video cards (including built-in ones) allow connecting 2 or more monitors. This will make it possible to work at a computer using a monitor, and watch movies on a large TV screen. Today, most TVs are equipped with FullHD (1920 × 1080) matrices. It is convenient to use them as a second monitor during work, and when the TV is not in use, then also as the main source of information display. All the same, it is much more interesting to work and have fun behind large diagonals.
This article examined how to connect a TV to a computer using an HDMI and VGA cable. Preferred via HDMI, as in this case the data is not converted to an analog format for transmission, and then back to digital for playback on a TV. Due to this, high quality is maintained. Plus, you can transfer sound via HDMI. In the case of a VGA connection, you will have to connect the sound via a separate cable.
Concerning the adapters. It seems to me that it is better not to use them if there are the same connectors in the TV and in the computer. Better to purchase the appropriate cable. In the case of using adapters, the quality decreases. For example, from HDMI to DVI, the ability to transmit sound to the TV via one cable is lost. In the case of DVI-VGA, the signal is converted to analog format, which reduces its quality. They say that “point to point” does not hit and the image may be slightly blurry.
In my case, for some unknown reason, the images via the HDMI cable were crooked (I’ll try to show it in the video below), in contrast to the analog VGA connection. A BENQ E24-5500 TV monitor was used for the experiments. Maybe I did something wrong. Who knows and understands, please tell me in the comments.
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How to connect a TV to a computer via a cable
Televisions are gradually losing their popularity, but many people use such devices for more than just watching TV programs. After all, you can connect a TV to a computer via a cable, making it thereby a large monitor for working with a PC. There are many ways to pair your devices. Each of them depends on the technical components of the computer and TV.
How to connect a TV to a computer via a VGA cable
VGA cable can hardly be called a true multimedia cable. It is designed to transmit an image. There is nothing wrong with that, because earlier users bought separately both a monitor and an acoustic system for a computer. Now, when many monitors have acquired built-in speakers, the relevance of the interface has disappeared.
If your computer and TV have a VGA connector, you can connect both devices without any problems. All that is required is a suitable cable of sufficient length.
- We insert the VGA cable with one end into the PC, and the other into the TV.
- We turn on both devices.
Thus, the owner of the TV receiver does not even have to open the device settings. The image will be displayed immediately. But here comes the problem outlined earlier, when the picture is distorted. You need to change the parameters on the computer.
The disadvantage of using a VGA cable is clear: the TV will not be able to transmit sound. That is, the connected TV receiver will be used as a monitor. When a full-fledged speaker system is connected to the PC, the problem is leveled. True, for ease of use, you will have to move the speakers so that the audio stream matches the image on the screen.
Connecting the TV to a PC using a DVI cable
DVI is another analog output found on computers and televisions. Outwardly, it is similar to VGA, but has a more elongated shape. The connector works when the VGA and DVI ports are combined. Depending on what interfaces the devices are equipped with, you can use DVI-DVI and DVI-VGA cables.
Whichever connection method the user chooses, only the image will be displayed on the TV. Pairing is easy:
- Turn on the PC and TV receiver.
- Insert DVI into both devices.
The image will appear on the screen. Its quality directly depends on the resolution that the TV has. If it is low, then you will not have to hope for a comfortable viewing of films and TV series.
Why connect a computer to a TV
Before you figure out the connection methods, you need to understand why a person might need to pair two self-sufficient devices. After all, for a computer, the user specifically buys a monitor that performs the only function. displaying the operating system interfaces.
But one cannot but agree that sometimes the size of the monitor is not enough. In this case, a TV with a more impressive diagonal can come to the rescue. Thanks to this, the viewer gets the opportunity to see more details than on a conventional monitor.
It is also worth noting that the image quality on a TV is much higher than in the case of a monitor. The matrix transmits more colors and is capable of boasting a high image refresh rate.
The following reasons for connecting are highlighted:
- launching video games on the big screen;
- watching movies and TV series in a convenient format;
- communication with friends via video communication;
- showing presentations in a format convenient for viewers.
This is not to say that this ends the listing of the reasons that induce people to connect a computer to a TV. It all depends on the user’s imagination and how he knows how to operate 2 devices.
How to connect TV to PC via S-Video
The interface is also capable of transmitting only an image to the TV receiver screen. The connector form factor is significantly different from the previously discussed HDMI, VGA and DVI. This is an interface that looks like a cable from a TV antenna.
All models of system units and TVs are equipped with similar interfaces, except for those released in the last 3-4 years. If you have the necessary connectors, it remains to take care of buying a cord. After installing S-Video in both devices, you need to perform several steps:
- Right click on the computer desktop.
- Select “Properties”, and then. “Options”.
- In the “Additional” section, check the box next to “Clone”.
After executing the presented algorithm, the image can be correctly displayed on the TV.
Connecting a TV to a computer through a tulip
Now let’s look at the option that assumes the use of an outdated RCA cable. In fact, these are 3 streams that turn into one. Because of its appearance, the interface was popularly nicknamed “Tulip”. It consists of three colored plugs:
- white. video signal;
- red. right channel of sound;
- yellow. left audio channel.
Unfortunately, modern computers cannot boast of similar connectors. In this case, you will have to use all kinds of adapters and combined cables. Typically, buyers choose HDMI to RCA transformer. One end of this cord will have an HDMI plug, and the other will have 3 tulips. After connecting the PC to the TV, an image appears on the screen.
If not only the TV, but also the computer is old, you will have to use 2 transformers:
The first will be responsible for the transmission of the picture, and the second. for the sound. If the owner of the devices is satisfied with the sound from the speaker system connected to the PC, you do not need to use the audio jack.
As soon as the interfaces are installed, you need to go to the TV settings and select the AV item in the connection types. The remotes have a quick TV / AV access button, which allows you to avoid wasting extra time going into settings.
Options for connecting a TV to a computer
Now let’s move on to considering how to pair the two devices. 2 types are conditionally distinguished:
Which of the options presented should be chosen depends on the technical equipment of the computer and TV, which is planned to be used as a monitor. Which operating system (Windows 7, 8 or 10) the PC runs on is not very important. The main thing is the capabilities of the TV receiver.
Next, we will consider all the options for how the TV is connected to the computer. Let’s start with the most common methods using a cord, and finish with the method without using wired interfaces.
First, make sure that the connectors on your computer and TV are the same version and type. The type can be determined by the size. if it is approximately the same for the device and the cable, then there should be no problems when connecting. The version is more difficult to determine, since it is written in the technical documentation for the TV / computer, or somewhere near the connector itself. Usually, many versions after 2006 are quite compatible with each other and are capable of transmitting sound along with video.
If everything is in order, then firmly plug the cables into the connectors. For the best effect, they can be fixed with special screws, which are provided in the construction of some cable models.
List of problems that may arise when connecting:
- An image is not displayed on the TV, while it is on the computer / laptop monitor;
- No sound is transmitted to the TV;
- The picture on the TV or laptop / computer screen is distorted.
We connect the computer to the TV via HDMI
The HDMI interface allows you to transfer audio and video signals from one device to another. In most cases, to connect devices, it is enough to connect them using an HDMI cable. But no one is immune to complications. Fortunately, most of them can be quickly and easily solved by yourself.
Unfortunately, the image and audio on the TV does not always appear immediately after you plug in the cable, since for this you need to make the appropriate settings. Here’s what you might need to do to make the image appear:
- Set up the TV source. You will have to do this if you have multiple HDMI ports on your TV. Also, you may need to select the transmission option on the TV, that is, from a standard signal reception, for example, from a satellite dish to HDMI.
Configure the operation with multiple screens in the operating system of your PC.
A common problem for many HDMI users. This standard supports the transmission of audio and video content at the same time, but the sound does not always come immediately after connection. Too old cables or connectors do not support ARC technology. Also, sound problems may occur if using cables from 2010 and earlier.
Fortunately, in most cases, it is enough to make some adjustments to the operating system, update drivers.
To properly connect the computer and the TV, you just need to know how to plug in the HDMI cable. There shouldn’t be any difficulties in connecting. The only difficulty is that for normal operation, you may have to make additional settings in the TV and / or computer operating system.
You can connect the center to the TV with different wires. Therefore, if, for example, your TV does not have a hole for connecting “tulips”. do not worry. There are other ways.
Connecting the music center to a Samsung TV is the same as connecting to an LG TV. It is better to do this through an optical cable (if there are ports and wires), as well as cables with TRS-RCA or RCA-RCA connectors.
Connecting via a receiver
Most often, this method is used if nothing else has helped. The music center is not connected to the TV, but to the receiver, which is initially connected to the TV. It’s simple. find common connectors on the center and receivers, through which they can be connected to each other. A variety of can be used: RCA, SCART, AUX, HDMI. however, everything that is available on both devices.
Important! The wires that are to be connected to the TV must be connected to the connectors marked “OUT”, and in the receiver to “IN”. Accordingly, when connecting the center (to the receiver), the plugs must enter the “IN” jacks, and already in the receiver into “OUT”. The colors on the “tulips” must match the colors on the rims of the connectors.
Connect the wires carefully so that later you do not look for a solution to a non-existent problem.
How to choose a cable
If you arrange the cables and the sound that they transmit along the hierarchy, you get the following places:
- Optical cable.
- SCARD and coaxial.
- And a classic bouquet of “tulips”.
The bronze medalist is worth mentioning separately. When pairing a TV and a music center, you can connect a USB drive to the center and watch anything you want in good quality, both picture and sound.
In a situation where the headphone jack is used to connect the TV, you will need a cable with two colors: with red and white plugs.
What if the connectors don’t match? In such cases, you can use an adapter. They are different. classic “mini-jack” (3.5mm), TRS-RSA, RSA-RSA.
Connecting an LG TV
To connect to your LG TV, follow the steps below:
- Examine the panels of the TV and center for identical connectors. Both on the one hand and on the other.
- Check if you have the correct pairing cable.
Connecting the music center to LG and Samsung TVs
You want to connect your music system to your TV, but you don’t know how. This is a perfectly logical desire if you want to enjoy more spacious and high-quality sound from the TV screen. To enjoy this sound, you need to know how to connect the device that will produce it. This can be done in different ways.
Rating of the best music centers
It should be said that musical centers are divided into 3 types. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Let’s take a look at the popular models that have already been repeatedly sold with the marks “User Choice”.
Microsystem in one-piece design. 2 speakers with a power of 10 watts. 5 programs in the equalizer, as well as the setting of low and high frequencies. There is only room for the 1st disc in the drive. Supports USB, which will allow you to connect a USB flash drive to the music center and easily watch movies on the TV screen. Lightweight. 1.3 kg. Along with the equipment, there is a remote control in the kit.
Quite a budget representative of the microsystems segment. The maximum output power is 76 W. The equalizer can work in 5 different settings. The drive holds 1 disc. Equipped with a USB port. Can be controlled by the remote control, which you will find in the box under the device.
Midisystem with impressive sound. 2 speakers with a power of 550 watts are responsible for it. As many as 11 presets in the equalizer. The drive accepts DVD and CD format discs. Supports connection to TV via HDMI cable. The body contains 2 audio jacks and two for a microphone. Not a cheap model, but the sound quality covers all doubts about this.
Connecting the music center to a TV is not a complicated process, carried out in a variety of ways. Try to connect devices to each other using an optical cable or at least HDMI.