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What cables are needed to hook Pc to TV

Posted by jjaazzy (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 14, 09 at 20:33

I have a PC that is cable ready and has all sorts of hook ups on it and I would like to run wire from the PC to my Samsung 42" Plasma. It has an S-Video, HDMI, and PC IN outlets what do I need to hook up my PC to view video content from my computer. I have been using Hulu.com lately and love it. Please help dont know what cables I need.


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RE: What cables are needed to hook Pc to TV

It depends on what kind of outputs your video card has. Some just have just the standard, 15 pin VGA connector while other have video-S, DVI, or even HDMI.

Realize that Hulu probably isn't going to look as good on a 42" screen as it does on your computer monitor.


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RE: What cables are needed to hook Pc to TV

The PC IN input you referred to is most likely a "15 pin D-Sub", "VGA" or whatever you want to call it, it takes a standard PC monitor cable. Your computer will almost certainly have one of those. If not, then it should have either DVI or HDMI. I added a link below to a DVI->HDMI adapter that will work with any of the myriad of DVI ports that you might have. Once you have that, any HDMI cable will do. I'd recommend getting either the DVI or VGA cables at www.monoprice.com, they're good quality cables and the prices can't be beaten.

Here is a link that might be useful: DVI to HDMI adapter.


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