How to use lcd as monitor

  JanetO 08:35 14 Sep 2009

We've ended up with a Philips LCD 26" tv which we'd like to hook up as a pc monitor. I've looked at various cables online, done searches for pc to tv cables but none seem to be correct. The connection on the tv is wider than the pc monitor connector. I've even looked on the Philips site but can't find the right one.
Any clues?

  Technotiger 08:53 14 Sep 2009

What is the exact Make/Model of TV and also what PC?

  Technotiger 09:08 14 Sep 2009

We also need to know a bit more about the PC - is it Laptop or Desktop, does it have a Graphics/Video card or is it on-board graphics, does it have a Sound card, or on-board sound, what OS is it Vista/XP/etc ....

If you are not sure about the details, you can download and run Belarc Advisor, print it out and you will have all the information about the PC.

click here

  crosstrainer 09:09 14 Sep 2009

Sounds like you may need a digital to VGA adaptor, but as Technotiger has posted, need to know make, model of the TV, and your PCs graphics ability.

  JanetO 09:49 14 Sep 2009

The model is Philips 26PF4310 26"LCD and pc is Dell Dimension with onboard graphics and sound. OS is xp home.

  crosstrainer 11:51 14 Sep 2009

Ok, but need to know what inputs you have on the TV.

VGA to VGA would be my guess, but cannot find the tv online for tec. specs.

  Woolwell 11:57 14 Sep 2009

It has DVI click here
taken from click here#
If your PC doesn't have a DVI output then you will need a converter from VGA.

  crosstrainer 12:01 14 Sep 2009

Yep, confirmed, DVI to VGA is required.

  Woolwell 12:07 14 Sep 2009

This may also be helpful
click here

  ambra4 12:10 14 Sep 2009

The Philips 26PF4310 26"LCD uses a DVI Input and a 3.5mm Audio Input for connecting a HD

equipment or computer

VGA to DVI Cable Adapter VGA Female to DVI-I Male : SKU VGA-DVI

click here

3.5mm to 3.5mm Jack Plug Cable

click here

  ambra4 12:14 14 Sep 2009

Page 12-13 in the User Manual have all the information on how to connect external equipment

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