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Turnyour computeron television isactuallymuch simplerthan it seems.You will onlyreally needis a fewcablesand
patience.Oh, andof course, thatthe computer hasvideo output.
Youneed to checkif yourPCis compatible.If you haveavideo card(notintegrated into thechipsetof
the motherboard, butthe onepurchasedseparately)is probablypossible to connect thePC to thetelevision.Ifyou do not havevideo
card, some cardscarry theintegratedvideo outputsas well -just check.
There are aboutfivetypes ofoutputsof the computerfor video:
HDMI, DVI, S-VIDEO, S-VIDEO(withcapacity forComponent Video)and
Televisionscome withnewerentries inHDMI, Component Video, VGA, S-VIDEOandRCAtraditional(alsoknown
asAV).Insome cases it iseasier to useadirect connectionwithout the need forcables withadapters.That
is,a cablecoming out of thePC asS-VIDEOand get to theTV as wellas S-VIDEO,for example.However,it
is not alwayspossible -sometimes because thetelevisiondoes not have therequired entryor becausethere is simplyastraight-through cable.
Inoldertelevisions(those withpicture tube),is more difficultif there arenewerentries, such ascomponent
video.However, you will find, at least,RCAand S-VIDEO.
list ofvideo outputsfrom your PCandTVrespective entries:
If yourTV isconventional (picture tube),isavery important warning: first, change yourvideo resolution
to640×480pixels.Otherwise, your TVmay be damaged.
In WindowsVista /7: In thesesystemsthere is a greatadvantage.When you plugthe cable into theTV andturn on thePC,
hebegins withanoticeasking whatappearance youwant to use (double thedesktop, showdifferent parts oronly showon
television).Just chooseoneand giveOK
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Ifthe window does notappear, youneed to clickrighton the desktopand choosePersonalizeandScreen Resolution(Windows
7).Then click onSettings.
You'll find thatWindows liststwomonitors,with the names of1and 2.Just click on anyof them and thencheck the "ExtendDesktop"
and "Thisis my main monitor."
In WindowsXP,the process is verysimilar to WindowsVista and7.The onlydifference isthat to openthe
video settings, just goto Control Panel> Display. Usersof graphics cardsfromNVIDIA,along with thecard driversareinstalledanapplication called"NVIDIA
ControlPanel".You canaccess itvia theDesktopby clicking theright button.Withinthis panel, you'll
seeanoption called"Set up multiplevideos"and you can choosethe video modeto be usednView.
I hope you canunderstand mytutorial.I testedat home andgavejust right