How to connect pc to hdtv
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Connecting your PC to your HDTV is an excellent way for you to get the most out of your video games, common software applications and built in DVD capabilities. Connecting them might turn out to be a bit difficult especially since you have to work with several cables, cards and converters to accomplish your task. But the following article will help you in getting your work done with precision.
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Start out simple. There are several ways which you can employ to accomplish this connection, but the easiest process would be the one using a standard S-video cable. If your PC and HDTV is able to connect this way then you will be able to save time and frustration. Find the output connection on the back of your PC. Then you have to plug in the S-video cable into the output connection of the video card. Now find the input connection on the back of your HDTV. Then plug in the S-video cable into the input connection. You can get a much higher quality picture with a DVI connection. DVI provides a very high-quality signal which will let you enjoy a much cleaner picture. Now look for the DVI connection on the back of your PC. Find the DVI connection, sometimes called an HDMI connection, on your HDTV. Connect them with the appropriate cable. You are advised to check the manual if the picture does not appear correctly. This is most likely caused by a difference in resolution. Unfortunately, the computer makers and HDTV makers do net use the same guidelines. Your PC and your HDTV might have different resolutions. Next you have to use a VGA or DVI component to get your HDTV connected to your PC. Check your owner’s manual to see which type of adapter you will need. Your PC most likely has DVI and your HDTV has HDMI, so an adapter is needed to get the signal from one to the other intact.
Now check to make sure that your PC and your HDTV have compatible resolutions again if you are using DVI to HDMI. If they do not, then you will need to get a handy software package called 'Powerstrip'. Install 'Powrestrip' and configure the resolutions so that the image appears on your HDTV screen properly. Buy a video card or VGA-to-component converter when it is required. Now are have successfully connected your PC to your HDTV