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TV as Computer Screen?

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#1 CalusBlade


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:31 PM

Is there any kind of tool I can use so I can use my TV as my computer screen? What is it called?

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#2 thrillhouse


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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

you need a tv to vga converter unless the computer has video out, if that's the case all you need is an s-video cable or hdmi or whatever tv out the computer has.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

What sort of connectors do you have on the computer and on the TV? Some newer TVs have ports built-in that are compatible with the common computer output ports:

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1. VGA Port
2. DVI Port
3. Composite Video Port
4. S-Video Port
5. HDMI Port
6. Component Video Port

If your computer and your TV have any of those ports in common, then all you need is a cable to connect them. Otherwise, you'll need a converter which are usually pretty cheap.

A word of warning: if you're planning on connecting an older CRT TV to a computer you should bear in mind that CRT TVs have very low resolution compared to computer monitors. SO so that it's near-impossible to read normal-sized text on them.

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