Hooking Up Tower to TV

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  1. oliver

    oliver New Member

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    What do I need to make my Dell desktop compatible with my Sharp 32inch LCD tv? I currently have a bulky computer screen so I figured I should scrap it and use my tv as a monitor? Is this possible? If so, what do I need to make it work?
     
  2. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    Does the TV have DVI or VGA in? HDMI? Card have S-Video out? Firefold has a shitton of conversion cables.
     
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    werd, get the right cable and you should be in business
     
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    tv has hdmi in and PC in...as for video card...what is a good one to get? I doubt the card I have now will work since the computer is like 5 yrs old.
     
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    IF it has HDMI, get a DVI to HDMI converter. the signal is the same, but HDMI just has sound built in with it.
     
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    I meant to say, get a cable with one side DVI and one side HDMI.
     
  7. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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    If you've got a VGA/DVI port on your machine and a VGA/DVI port on the TV, it'll work... the wuality may not all be there if you've got less than say 32mb on the video card, but it'll work. You'd be surprised how little it takes to process video if you're not running high fps games or graphic rendering. I've run videos with a 4mb PCI card to my tv.

    Give the HDMI conversion cable a shot from Firefold, if you'd prefer, you can get a cheap VGA/S-Video/DVI nvidia card from newegg... 30-50 bucks.
     
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