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#1 bobbies

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:00 AM

Is there any decent cables to go from PC to TV,that actualy gives a decent picture, without having to buy a converter. thanks

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:37 AM

The cable required, and whether a converter is necessary, depends entirely on what output connection is provided on the computer and what input(s) are available on the TV. The quality of image will be governed by what quality that type of connection can deliver.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

To be able to help you further what ports are on the TV and the computer. Or What are the make & model of them.

For example I use VGA out to VGA in on my HDTV. Looks good to me since I use the the native resolution of the LCD panel.

On a Older Sony TV I use a DVI to DVI cable.

You can as a general rule use a DVI to HDMI cable too.

These do require looking up the owners manual for the TV to see the supported resolutions and they can vary depending on the Input chosen.

If you have a older SD TV then a Video will look OK, but text may not be very sharp due to SD resolution.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

HDMI, if you're fortunate enough to have such a connection on both PC and TV, works well.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:33 AM

Thanks everyone.I used to run it before off my old Packard Bell, going from a T V out, to a scart, on the tv. I have now a new Dell, so can i go from VGA, to a scart on the TV,with just a cable, or have to buy a converter,obviously a cable is much cheaper than a converter. as i don't have a HDMI, on the TV.thank you.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:23 AM

You will need a converter or a newer TV.

Examples:
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VGA to TV Video Cable Converter. A USB powered converter and cables needed to connect your Computer to your older CRT type TV set. Simular to AverMedia's Key Lite, it allows your PC or Laptop to work with your older SCART ready television. Connects from a VGA Port (15 pin) to a Video input like SCART on your TV

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