Your Computer Display on a TV
can use your video card's TV/S-video port to send your computer display
to a compatible television or monitor.
your computer to a television:
television has an S-video port, connect the video card's S-video port
to the television's S-video in port using an S-video cable (not supplied).
television does not have an S-video port, connect the video card's S-video
port to the television's composite video in port using the TV out
cable (supplied) and a composite video cable (not supplied).
If you want
to send your computer sound to a compatible television or monitor,
connect your computer's speaker/audio out jack to your television's
audio in jacks using a 1/8" stereo audio cable (not supplied)
and a 1/8"-to-RCA Y-patch cable (not supplied).
you send your computer's video output to the TV, your computer monitor
will go blank. You cannot view video on your TV and computer monitor
at the same time.
your TV to the video card's TV out jack
starting your computer.
the video cable(s) from the computer to the TV.
The Control Panel window opens.
icon. The Display Properties window opens.
video card's TV tab (such as the
If you don't
see your video card's TV tab, click the
then click the TV tab (such as the
video signal to your TV by clicking
to TV. Different brands of video cards may have
slightly different wording of this option, such as
Output Device: TV.
A message tells you that settings will be changed and that your
normal desktop will be restored in fifteen seconds if the desktop
does not appear correctly on the TV.
The video signal is sent to your TV, your computer monitor goes
blank, and a window opens asking if you want to keep this setting.
now use your TV as your computer's display. Restore the display back
to your computer monitor by following the above steps, except choose
to send the signal to the computer monitor instead of the TV.