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I would like to hookup my PC to My larger screen TV, but do not have HDMI connector on PC. Does that mean I have to add a HDMI card, or what? I know nothing about this stuff.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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How about giving us a new Overdrive link, your TechExpress is expired.?.? Are you running onboard video or a video card. If a card, does it have S-video out? I have S-video out on my card and S-video in on my tv with a nice cable in between, works great! Using it right now. ;)

 

Happy Birthday btw...> http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/202766-happy-birthday-rgsmile/&do=findComment&comment=1781735

 

 

 

 

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I don't know what this means: "How about giving us a new Overdrive link, your TechExpress is expired.?.?"

 

My TV has an S-video connection and so does my PC, but they do not appear to be the exact match. Close, but I'd have to try a find a s-video cable in my pc-junk, and test them to see if it fits.

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curious caintry, but how do you get sound out of the tv using s-video, never used that method myself. is it just a case of using cable from sound/headphone out into a pc single sound input on the tv or do you need a splitter for left right inputs on the tv? to answer op, depends totally on what inputs are on the tv and what outputs are on your pc. vga. dvi, hdmi, s-video. etc.on one tv i use vga to vga with a cable like this. :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270171on another tv i use dvi to hdmi so no need for separate sound cable, using a dvi to hdmi adaptor like this :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270286 and then a standard hdmi cable :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189053 or of course you can just use a dvi to hdmi cable like this :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812576006 :b33r:

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curious caintry, but how do you get sound out of the tv using s-video, never used that method myself. is it just a case of using cable from sound/headphone out into a pc single sound input on the tv or do you need a splitter for left right inputs on the tv? to answer op, depends totally on what inputs are on the tv and what outputs are on your pc. vga. dvi, hdmi, s-video. etc.on one tv i use vga to vga with a cable like this. :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270171on another tv i use dvi to hdmi so no need for separate sound cable, using a dvi to hdmi adaptor like this :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270286 and then a standard hdmi cable :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189053 or of course you can just use a dvi to hdmi cable like this :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812576006 :b33r:

 

Like this Terry.... > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200419

Works great for me, using it now as I type... No need for 2 separate cables. ;)

 

 

 

 

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No need for 2 separate cables. ;)

 

 

 

well actually there is.

 

s-video cables carry video signals only....audio cables carry the sound. what you linked to are separate cables molded together.

 

hdmi on the other hand, uses just one cable to carry both sound and video. ;)

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You might want to check that the video card can handle the larger HDTV, Also on another note....if you get a new video card that is HD compatible, you'll get HD to the tv and it will have an HDMI port too

Edited by Joe C

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It sounds too involved for me, so I think I'll put that idea on hold til I have the right equiptment to just use HDMI.

 

Thanks for all the help.

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not really that complicated all you need is the cable caintry posted :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200419

 

connect everything up, 2 connections on the pc and 3 on the tv then switch the source on the tv to s-video and on the pc set up/turn on dual screens using your display software. either cloned or separate screens.

 

and then that's it, should now have your pc picture displaying on the tv with sound.

 

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I have no idea what this means: "and on the pc set up/turn on dual screens using your display software. either cloned or separate screens".

 

I talked to a friend and he's going to ask a tech at work to check my PC's and see if a HDMI card would work.

 

Thanks for the help.

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yes i don't see any problems with installing a hdmi card getting it to work, of course that's extra cost.

 

 

I have no idea what this means: "and on the pc set up/turn on dual screens using your display software. either cloned or separate screens".

you will when the tv is connected and shows up in your display options for your pc.

 

about 2 mins into this :-

 

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Why is he getting video and sound from s-video? I thought sound was separate.

 

Is the HDMI hookup the same? (I clicked the video for HDMI after the s-video played and it said the HDMI was not available.)

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The sound and video are actually separate cables molded into one. One end has s-video that connects to the s-video port on the video card and a 3.5mm plug to plug into the audio out port on the PC (the green one). The other end of the cable has two RCA jacks and an s-video that all plug into the back of the TV. All I do is connect and turn on TV and PC and it works! On my TV I have to select "video 2", you'll have choices such as Composite, video 1, video 2, etc. Just surf a little till you get a picture. Done! Really not hard at all.

 

You can see a better picture of the cable ends here > http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A7NRLM/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=36166498000&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13687584001626761651&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_4genzwb9e4_b

 

 

 

 

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video and sound are separate BUT all that means is you need to connect 2 cables to the tv and 2 cables to the pc.(there are very rare cases where a non stardard s-video plug can output sound but we won't go there.)

 

on the tv you will have a s-video input by the side of it you will have the audio inputs that will provide sound for that channel.

 

on the pc you will have the s-video out and you will use either the headphones out or sound out on the back of the pc for sound.

 

the video is just a single s-video to s-video plug/cable, one end into the pc and one end into the tv.

the sound is on a second cable pc connection is a single jack plug which is then split into two cables red/white (usually) that go into the tv.

this is both cables in one :- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200419

 

here is an hdmi picture/sound setup video.

 

:b33r:

 

if your not going to use a monitor and just use the tv as a monitor then this video will show you how using vga connection ( providing the tv has correct connections.) along with a 2nd way on how to use a hdmi connection.

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Thanks, Caintry_boy And Terry 1966 and others for all the advice and videos.

 

There sure are options and I'll show this to my helper. He's not a geek, but has used HDMI on his home set. Although he has a laptop aND i HAVE A DESKTOP 20 FT. FROM MY tv AND THE CABLE SHOWN WAS 10'. i SEARCHED THEIR SITE FOR A 20' , but had no luck.

 

Sorry for the caps, but I'm a finger plucker typer.

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Then maybe I should look for a reasonable priced laptop that has HDMI. The only bad part is I want to stay away from win8. By the time Vista and Win7 have run there course, maybe Microsoft will finally have a model that is practical.

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no need to spend that much on a laptop when a cheap hdmi card and cable will do the job just fine.

 

here's links to 25ft s-video cables :- http://www.amazon.com/feet-Gold-Plated-S-Video-Cable/dp/B0002MQGKO

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_slc.asp?CatId=772

 

so they are available.

 

and here's a 24ft sound cable. http://www.svideo.com/audioadapter24.html

 

so looks like you can do the job without buying anything except the correct cables.

 

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found an all in one :- http://www.amazon.com/Cables-27993-Series-S-Video-Adapter/dp/B0002JFNR4

 

this has a different type of video connector on the tv end tho, so you need to know what connections are available on the tv, this type tho can be used with a scart adaptor and plugged into a scart port on the tv if it has one too.

 

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Edited by terry1966

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i have no idea what sort of computer you have, but if it is at all possible....i would go with digital over analog. if you have a nice hdtv, then why send it an analog signal? it may cost a bit more, but an inexpensive video card with hdmi and a 25' hdmi cable would give much better results. here are a few examples:

 

if your computer has a pci-e slot:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150557

 

if your computer does not nave pci-e, here is a card that uses the older pci standard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187212

 

and here is a 25' hdmi cable:

http://www.amazon.com/Link-Depot-HDMI-Cable-feet/dp/B000IJY8DS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388320319&sr=8-1&keywords=25+ft.+hdmi

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