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Connect Your Computer to Your TV

09 July 12

It is easy to connect your TV to your computer by identifying the 'connector' plugs on both devices and purchasing the appropriate cable.

Below is a list of different connector combinations. Once you have identified the correct combination of connector plugs, you will see the name of the cable you need to purchase listed in the 'Recommended Cable' column. These cables are available from all good electrical appliance and computer stores.

Computer Connection

Television Connection

Recommended Cable

HDMI

HDMI

HDMI

HDMI

HDMI Cable

HDMI

HDMI

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

HDMI to DVI Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

HDMI

HDMI

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

HDMI to VGA Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

HDMI

HDMI

Component

Connector graphics - Component 01

HDMI to Component
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

HDMI

HDMI

Composite

Composite

HDMI to Composite
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

HDMI

HDMI

DVI to HDMI Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

DVI Cable

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

DVI to VGA Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

Component

Connector graphics - Component 01

DVI to Component
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

DVI

Connector graphic - dvi 01

VGA to DVI Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

VGA cable

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

Component

Connector graphics - Component 01

VGA to Component
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

SCART

Connector graphics - Scart

VGA to SCART Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

S-Video

S-Video

VGA to S-Video
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

VGA

Connector graphic - VGA

Composite

Composite

VGA to Composite
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

S-Video

S-Video

SCART

Connector graphics - Scart

S-Video to SCART
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

S-Video

S-Video

S-Video

S-Video

S-Video Cable
+ Audio Y-Cable

S-Video

S-Video

Composite

Composite

S-Video to Composite
Cable + Audio Y-Cable

Connect your mac to your TV

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