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    PC on LCD TV

    Hi

    At home i have my computer in the office and a 32" Sony LCD tv in the lounge (rooms are next door to each other). What i want to do is play movies of my pc on my tv i can get a vga cable and run it through the wall but that wont do the sound will it?!?

    The second output on my graphics card is dvi but i can always get a dvi-vga adapter. Is there a lead available that does sound as well as picture a vga to phono/scart would be perfect but dont know if such a thing exists.

    Thanks

    Dan

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    You need to do the sound and video seperate. eg, use a VGA cable plus a stereo jack to phono L/R cable.

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    On a similar subject!

    I am just about to build a media centre PC and can't decide how to connect it to my Plasma TV.

    I'm looking for the best possible picture quality and have the choice of the following connections:

    VGA
    S-Video
    DVI
    Component
    Composite

    Having ‘googled’ it I found a rather long thread that in the end came out with a majority saying VGA.

    Could I ask what you good people on here think!

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    HDMI>Component=DVI=VGA>S-Video=Composite

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    HDMI does sound but is crazy expensive for long lengths.

    I recently bought a PC to hook up to a housemate's high def LCD so I just use a DVI-HDMI cable (my card will support up to 1080p or something liek that) but has no HDMI ports so a convertor seems to do the job.

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    Thanks i will buy a 10m vga cable and 10m jack to phono cable.

    I have a 10m hdmi cable at home that one of our whiteboard installers gave to me during the summer. I was helping him put his tools back in his van and he had a stack and i said christ there a fortune and youve got hundreds! he through one at me and said there you go!! just waitng for the 360 elite to come down a bit and my 360 might 'break' and get an elite

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    HDMI>Component=DVI=VGA>S-Video=Composite
    @ Geoff, can I just confirm that you are saying:

    The Best is HDMI (which I don't have)
    followed then by Component (which I do have but.....)
    followed then by DVI etc. etc.

    Okay the but, although my Plasma has a componet in, my graphics card doesn't have a component out, but I know i can get adaptors to convert, so if I did use the component in on the Plasma which would I take it out from on the graphics card, the DVI, S-video or VGA!

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    DVI is slightly better than VGA (due to being a digital signal). S-Video is rubbish in comparison. Thus DVI -> Component is your best bet.

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tv...onent-dvi.html

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    DVI is slightly better than VGA (due to being a digital signal). S-Video is rubbish in comparison. Thus DVI -> Component is your best bet.

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tv...onent-dvi.html
    thanks for that Geoff, but I have read........

    that the DVI conection doesn't give any better picture quality at the end of the day, beacuse most TV's are analog so the DVI input (digital) has to be converted

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    In your case, yes, as your using component which is analog

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    Re: PC on LCD TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    In your case, yes, as your using component which is analog
    Thanks Geoff

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