Using Your TV As A Computer Monitor
The plethora of input connections to modern day televisions and
fixed-pixel displays mean your television has the capabilty to double
as an excellent computer monitor.
Using your television as a computer monitor is great for computer
games, web surfing and sharing photos with the family and friends.
What You Need
S-Video inputs will improve the look of the desktop on a TV, even
if it's not as good as a standard computer monitor.
640x480 is the max resolution for standard TV tubes. DLP, LCD-based
rear-projection TVs, flat-panel LCD TV's and plasma televisions
display computer images at higher resolutions. More
on Television Resolution
VGA or DVI Input
If you're serious about using your set as a big monitor for standard
software, look for a VGA-style
This is the same as your computer monitor uses.
are even better, and often you can use a TV's HDMI input
with a special adapter and maybe a little tweaking to display images
from your computer's DVI output.
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