How do I connect PC to LCD HDTV?

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JLBbll

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Hi guys, I've been looking around on the net searching for a solution to convert my LCD HDTV to PC monitor. Could anyone help me out here because I have no clue what I'm supposed to do.

I have a Geforce 6600GT 128MB video card as of now, but I'm getting ATI All in wonder X1800 XL 256MB in a few days.

My HDTV is Samsung LN-R238W 23"

I tried connecting through VGA but TV shows that "mode not supported". Then I tried S-video and it ended up with no signal.

Could anyone help please?
 

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If you have a video card with S-Video out, then plug that S-video cord to the TV.

However, you won't get sound. You will need to a Y cable that converts standard audio (L+R) to the headphone port jack.


Some TV's have a VGA input, but i'm not sure if LCD TV's do...
 

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The General said:
It will look terrible, worse than a 14" CRT from the days we used dot matrix printers.


If you have a TV ready Video card, there will be "profiles" within the Card that will alter the view of the TV. It will look perfect, if you have the right card.
 

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My bluetooth enabled computer has an HDTV ready video card, and I plugged it into my RCA ready TV with SD Technology.

Cut the jargon. If your video card has a TV out, plug it in. It's still NTSC (because he has a 6600gt) and it will still look like trash.

Set whatever profiles you want, its still either 1024x768 scaled down to NTSC or worse.
 

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See thats weird. We plugged in my roomates pc that uses a 5900 series card. We hooked it up via S-vid, and changed the Card profile to TV settings. It looked perfect on my 55' HDTV Sony Wega. We even played BF2 and CS:S on it.
 

JLBbll

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My LCD HDTV has VGA Input, I tried connecting again last night and it finally worked. The resolution is at 1024x768 and it looks like crap on the HDTV. I can't get the resolution up to 1360 x 768 on the video card. I guess it's because 6600GT doesn't support it.

I'm getting a All-In-Wonder X1800XL soon, it supports HDTV, you guys think that would work?
 

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JLBbll said:
My LCD HDTV has VGA Input, I tried connecting again last night and it finally worked. The resolution is at 1024x768 and it looks like crap on the HDTV. I can't get the resolution up to 1360 x 768 on the video card. I guess it's because 6600GT doesn't support it.

I'm getting a All-In-Wonder X1800XL soon, it supports HDTV, you guys think that would work?

Hello,

Aren't there any DVI inputs on the back of the LCD HDTV?

Example (the top port):

lt2730hvinputs0ru.jpg
 

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1024 x 768 sounds about right with VGA. I have the same setup, except with a different video card. My LCD HDTV only goes up to 1024 x 768. That's probably what is holding you back, not your video card.
 
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