Connecting a TV to my PC

By garym
Sep 24, 2013
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  1. Hello
    I have an older TV that only has the RCA plugs in the back and I was wondering if I could hook it up to my PC as a monitor. I found a site that sells the VGA to RCA converter cable but I wanted to make sure this TV is compatible with my laptop which is a DELL Latitude E6400.

    Thanks, Gary
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,184   +230

    What kind of tv? Name?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,352   +301

    Most older TVs support Component Inputs
  4. garym

    garym Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 31

    The TV is a Tosihba, model mw20fp1
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Looks like this one has the yellow plug for composite. You'll probably need to change the resolution to 640x480 for things to display properly on the TV.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +619

    Only use it for movies/games. Displaying text will be horrible.


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