Connectng PC to LCD TV

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  1. Chattonmill

    Chattonmill MB Enthusiast

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    Just wondering what I would need to do this.
    We have a room set up for the youngster with an xbox connected to a Cheapish LCD TV.
    Looking on the web it would seem that this is not as straight forward as just getting a cable.
    The TV Has Scart inputs and rca inputs, not sure what else, but no VGA connection.
    Any Thoughts?
    Thanks
     
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    If it has not got VGA (which is unusual) you either need to buy a video card with RCA out, or if the TV takes HDMi a video card with HDMi out.
     
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    If it is *just* an LCD TV then you need a TV out modulator, and frankly the picture quality is likely to be crap.

    Best to put the LCD TV aside for future use as a CCTV monitor, and buy a cheap LCD TV with preferably RGB VGA PC connector or failing that HDMI.
     
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    I'd second that, although if the TV does have a HDMI connector then you can get a VGA to HDMI adapter e.g.:
    VGA to HDMI Convertor with Audio Support - Free Delivery : HDTV Accessories : Maplin

    I'm sure you could get one cheaper if you shopped around.
     
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    If the TV has component (RGB phonos) then you can get a VGA to component cable ISTR?
     
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