How To Connect Computer To TV

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In the new age of LCD TVs, many of you want to know How To Connect Computer To TV.  When you connect your computer to your LCD TV, you open up a world of possibilities.

Many people like to connect computer to TV for entertainment purposes.   If you are having a party, and you would like to show people pictures or videos that you have taken, this is a terrific way to show everybody in the room.

Others like to hook up computer to TV to replace their computer monitors.  As we read in the article connect laptop to TV, many people ask the simple question:  Why should I use a computer monitor when I just bought a great new LCD TV.   The answer is that you should not!  There is no reason to have a new 22″ LCD Computer Monitor when your new LCD TV functions perfectly as a computer monitor.  Of course, your big LCD TV probably resides in the entertainment room not in your office.  In that case, you should find the best LCD TV that can fit in your office!

All of this assumes that you know how to connect your computer to your LCD TV…and that is what this page is about.  Below you will find many videos on how to hook up your PC to your TV.  With these new LCDs, this is a relatively painless process and can be performed without technical expertise.  While this page is about how to videos, you can also read the article connect PC to TV if you prefer the written word.

So, let’s get started with the how to videos on how to hook up computer to TV. (After determining your connection type, see below for where to purchase cables required for TV to PC Connection.)

How To Connect Computer To TV Videos

Below, you will find all of the best Internet videos on how to hook up computer to TV. Simply click the links to launch the video in its own window. Enjoy the shows!

Connecting Your PC to Your TV

This video that we find on youtube is very professionally done. We are graphically walked through the process of how to hook up computer to tv. You will find this video very helpful. The video also addresses the question which cables do i need to connect my PC to a TV. You may need no more videos aside from this one!

Watch This One on Connecting Your Laptop to Your LCD from VideoJug

Videojug is an absolutely awesome website. In this video, they make hooking up your computer to your TV fun and informative. This is a minute 5 minute movie that is a hoot to watch. Learn how to how to hook up computer to tv in a fun and informative way from (NOTE: This video does not address the DIV/HDMI connection that we read about in the article hook up PC to TV.)

A Presentation on Connecting Your Laptop to Your TV

Here we have another great video from YouTube. You will find this video informative, but unfortunately it has no sound. It’s like an old silent movie but very effective. Additionally, this video addresses getting the sound from the laptop to the computer as well.

Connecting Your TV via S-Video (only for older/analog TVS not LCD)

This is a really fun, informative video. HOWEVER, it only applies for older TVs as it illustrates the use of S-Video which you DO NOT want to use for an LCD TV. This is like a fun, music videos…kudos to trevoltik on for submitting this.

A Dummies Guide Video (for older TV sets using s-video)

This is another quality video from YouTube but again it is only for older TV sets, not LCD TVs. For LCDs TVs refer to the first two videos.

Amateur Video from Youtube: Connecting with S-Video (for older TVs)

Here is a genuine effort from “Therellik” on YouTube. He walks you through setting up S-Video with your Dell system. Again, this is only for older TV sets.

Connect Computer to TV Articles

Here are some of the preeminent articles on how to connect computer to TV if you prefer textual sources.

Connect TV To PC: This article explains the connections thoroughly and provides great links to the proper cables to purchase when connecting your TV to your PC.
On-Line Tech Tips Article: This article walks you through each of the connections that you will use when connecting you connect computer to TV.
TechLore: Connecting Your Computer and TV: This is an extremely informative article that textually guides you through each of your PC to TV connection choices.
Connect Laptop To TV: This article walks you through the process of connecting your laptop to your LCD TV and provides links to the proper cable choices.

Cables Necessary for Each Type of TV to PC Connection

In each of the videos, you have learned the proper connections between your computer and your TV. After figuring this out, here are the cables that you may need to purchase to hook up your TV to your computer:

1.) Belkin F3H982-25 Pro Series High-Integrity VGA/SVGA Monitor Replacement Cable (25 ft.): This link is for the VGA connection. This works with virtually all computers and LCD TVs.
2.) Cables To Go – 26911 – 2M DVI-D M/M Dual Link Digital Video Cable (Black): This cable is for people who have a digital video port (DVI) on both their computer and their LCD TV.
3.) : Male Dvi To Male HDmi Conversion Cable: Many LCD TV owners will go with this choice. This is for DVI out on your computer to HDMI in on your LCD TV.

Most of the above videos do not address this new connection. Read more about it here.

How To Connect Computer To TV: Summary

On this page, we have provided many videos and textual links that show you how to connect computer to TV.

After viewing this page, we hope that you will have no problems when you hook up PC to TV. However, if you do, please submit them in the comments below so that others can learn from your experience.

We hope that you have found this page informative. Thanks for visiting and feel free to have a look at other great how to pages like how to copy DVD to hard drive and How To Download YouTube Videos To An iPod!

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Comments 6

  1. JuanT

    Thank you for compiling these great videos. My Dell is not going through my Samsung TV and I use it to show all my photos and movies that I made. Cheers!

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  4. Raj

    Thank you for the video links. I needed to connect my laptop to the TV and had no clue how to. I went to a shop today and purchased an HDMI cable that the clerk said would do the trick, however, when I tried, I encountered difficulties with the connection. Your videos showed me how to and from there I was better able to understand how to connect via HDMI. Thank you for making it possible.

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