Connect laptop or PC to TV

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Video formats such as DVD, FLV or DivX can now be enjoyed not only on PC but also on television screens. This can be done if the hardware of the TV and PC have some connectors. Connecting a laptop or PC to the TV monitor requires two jacks on the back of the TV. Laptops or PCs use a 15-pin video port to broadcast to an external monitor. VGA is a regular monitor cable which connects a laptop or PC to a TV. The PC or Laptop should have a video card with the TV-OUT connector and the TV should also have a TV-IN connector. The connectivity between the PC or laptop and TV can be configured in Windows settings. You may have difficulty in getting the video card to recognize the TV so make sure all the hardware is connected perfectly before turning on the PC or laptop.

If you want to connect your PC to a TV (LCD), instead of using a casual PC monitor:

Nowadays TVs (LCD or HD) support HDMI, so all you need to do is connect a single cable from your laptop/PC to your HD TV.

Most users on the forum ask about this process, these tips will show you how to connect your PC or laptop to your TV screen:
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