Connect your PC to a TV: quick guide
Learn how to share the display from your PC to your TV using Windows Vista or XP.
What you'll need
Before you get started, you will need to ensure you have the latest driver and software version of your graphic card. For more information, go to your graphics card or computer manufacturer website.
You will also need to make sure you have the right cables to connect your PC to your TV.
The table below shows the most common cables used to connect a PC to a TV.
If you are using an HDMI cable, it will carry both picture and sound to your TV. If you are connecting with a DVI or VGA cable, you'll also need to connect audio cables - usually Optical/Coaxial digital, or RCA - to the TV if you want it to play the sound from your PC.
The procedure for connecting your PC to your TV will depend on the graphics card you are using. We tested this using a Sony VAIO, which uses one of three graphics cards listed below. Click on the icons below to display a guide specific to each graphics card.
|Nvidia® Graphic Card||ATI™ Graphic Card||Intel® Graphic Card|