Transfer of screen to LCD TV

  edwinwhalley 07:43 14 Nov 2006

I have a new MCE setup
How do I Transfer PC monitor screen to TV
TV has S-video, HDMI & DVI connections

  FreeCell 11:48 14 Nov 2006

Depends on the outputs from your PC graphics card. If it has a DVI connector then you just connect PC to TV via a DVI cable.

If there is no DVI output from your graphics card then it will have VGA D-sub output and your TV either needs a D-sub input, which many have, or you need a special adaptor click here
If you go for an adaptor make sure that its the rightway round male/female for your needs.

In addition you will need to connect the sound output from the PC to the TV if you want to play DVDs, games etc. The DVI or VGA is graphics only

  edwinwhalley 16:20 14 Nov 2006

Thanks Mr Freecell for response
The MCE unit will communicate with the TV
I have both a Svideo & Dvi Linking Cables PC/LCDTV
I can get a screen saver pic on PC & TV but no desk top icons are cloned to the TV
I would like to Clone to TV using wire free K/board for Pgms etc since I am disabled

  FreeCell 19:38 14 Nov 2006

If you can get a screen saver picture on the TV that's good. Couple of other questions then to clarify your set-up.

What PC are you using? Is it a desktop or a laptop?

Are you using the TV as a replacement for a PC monitor or using as well as, i.e as two monitors?

There may be a simple thing of getting the right display settings. When on the desktop (assuming you can see it) right mouse click and select "Properties". Look for a tab at the top of the box shown named "Settings". What are the settings that you have?

  edwinwhalley 16:19 21 Nov 2006

I can get PC to TV ok Thanks a million
Computer to TV works fine with WinTv but Media Centre to monitor or TV brings up an Error:
Video Decoder malfunction or missing--------
Dell Less than helpful

  FreeCell 16:03 22 Nov 2006

Have a look at this thread on another forum. May help.
click here

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