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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:18 am    Post subject:  Computer Question Reply with quote

Hey guys... In an effort to save space and make use of the technology of my TV i decided to move my HP Desktop computer and plug it up to my Sony Bravio TV thru the VGI (or whatever its called) cables... Two questions

1. Can i make sound work thru that cable and make it play thru the TV? I went into sounds settings and tried all the options it gave me but nothing worked..

2. How can i make the display fill up the whole TV? (46in)? I went into display settings on the comp and moved it up as far as it will go and it didnt fill up the whole screen?


Any tips on these two?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

VGA is video only. No sound. HDMI cable does both. Maybe the Zoom function on your TV? That is about as good as its going to get I think because in the end, its a VGA connection.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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VGA is video only. No sound. HDMI cable does both. Maybe the Zoom function on your TV? That is about as good as its going to get I think because in the end, its a VGA connection.


Hmm gotcha.. Ill check out the zoom at some point... As far as sound, i read up a little that i need to basically get a male to male wire and make it work that way.. Sound about right?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

some displays are limited as far as the resolutions they will accept over a certain input. its correct that hdmi will do audio and video. look on the back of your computer (do you have a dvi input or hdmi input?).

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If you have the port hdmi is the best way to go to solve your problem, grab an hdmi cable and you are good to go. if you dont have a hdmi port but have the dvi port then you are still in good shape. get an hdmi to dvi cable. they can be picked up for cheap on ebay or monoprice.com. connect the dvi to the computer and the hdmi to the tv. next grab a male 3.5mm to stereo rca cable (also pretty cheap) and connect that from the aux/headphone out of your computer then into the corresponding input. whats the model of your tv and I can try to help with wiring a bit more.

If you decide to just stick with vga or thats your only option then the last part about the 3.5mm to rca cable still fits. the vga port on the tv should have a pair of rca's associated with the vga port you can use

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Do you have any external speakers at all for your TV? Those usually have an AUX cable connector that you can plug your computer into and get sound from those speakers.

Your video card also determines your resolution, most likely you just can't hit the resolution high enough for your TV and have to deal with the smaller size.

I personally hate using larger TVs (anything over 32) as monitors.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

This is what im working with...



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I checked and your system only supports AGP for video. An old graphic interface. HDMI was released on video cards after the AGP days.
Today it's all about PCI-Express (PCI-E for short), which you'll find HDMI outputs on. You can use a VGA connection but I doubt you'll get a crisp clear display in full screen mode. As scortydoo suggested, you can try but you're limited with the resolutions. And his suggestion for the audio will work as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I checked and your system only supports AGP for video. An old graphic interface. HDMI was released on video cards after the AGP days.
Today it's all about PCI-Express (PCI-E for short), which you'll find HDMI outputs on. You can use a VGA connection but I doubt you'll get a crisp clear display in full screen mode. As scortydoo suggested, you can try but you're limited with the resolutions. And his suggestion for the audio will work as well.

Hope it helps.


Gotcha, ill check that out as well... I think i might just leave it at the resolution that it has currently... It seems to be fine for me for the most part

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Did you see the RCAs that I mentioned by the VGA port on the TV? If they aren't there then let me know what model number of you tv is and I can figure out where they are. If you dont know the model number its on the back panel. good luck m8

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Did you see the RCAs that I mentioned by the VGA port on the TV? If they aren't there then let me know what model number of you tv is and I can figure out where they are. If you dont know the model number its on the back panel. good luck m8


Yea i saw the RCA's.... I used the headphone jack and a male to male connector that i found and made the sound work that way with the audio in slot on the PC connection on the TV... I also went and adjusted the picture on the TV to fit the whole PC screen... Here is what it looks like now...



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