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Old 12-20-2006, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What cable do i need for PC to TV(LCD)?

hey guys, i want to know what cable do i need, in order to transfer the image from computer to the TV(LCD HDTV), this way i can download shows or movies and watch it on the big screen. And also does the cable also transfer the sound? or i have to buy another cable for that?

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your TV has a DVI input, use DVI.

The cable doesn't transfer sound.

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Old 12-21-2006, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This should be pretty simple. Most recent laptops include two video-out options and one audio out - the headphone jack (obviously).

Depending on your laptop, you probably have a VGA or DVI video out, which you would hookup to a external monitor or projector. You're second video-out is probably S-Video (what DVD players typically use).

For sound, you just need a Stereo 3.5mm Plug to Stereo RCA Y-Cable. If you look around you should be able to get both for under $10.

Use the S-video cable & plug it into one of your TV inputs. Take the audio cable from the headphone jack to the same TV input for audio. Switch your display to external (on most laptops its Fn + F4). Email me if you need help.

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