Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: pc to tv connection-Correct? How to hook up-MDMI or VGA?

23 Oct 2011   #1

w7-64bit home premium
pc to tv connection-Correct? How to hook up-HDMI or VGA?

vizio tv has "rgb pc" connector as well as an audio port. I am told to hook rgb(VGA) cable from acer pc directly to the rgb port on tv. In addition, I am told to hook up a stero mini jack cable to the audio port. My question is whether this is the way it should be done. Why does the tv have 2 HDMI jacks if you aren't going to use them?
Wouldn't the HDMI connection be much clearer? Confused. Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Oct 2011   #2


yes, is much easier to use the hdmi cable and get both video and audio from one cable. When connected, right clik on the speaker in system tray of taskbar and select playback devices to set the audio.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise x64

Usually your graphics card is where the HDMI output will be, if your GPU (graphics card) is incapable of taking the sound output from your motherboard or soundcard, you can't get the sound through the HDMI cable.. That said, if your GPU can do this, HDMI is the far easier and far higher quality way to go about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Oct 2011   #4

w7-64bit home premium
Vizio(tv) giving correct directions? No HDMI?

If HDMI connection is superior to RGB(VGA) why would Vizio (with 2 HDMI connections) tell u to use VGA? Is it going to be possiible to use a cable that would be RGB at one end and HDMI on the other)? As far as I am concerned, knowing nothing about this problem, I would do the latter. But is this going to work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2011   #5

Win7 Enterprise x64

Believe it or not, I also looked into an HDMI --> RGB crossover cable, and they do exist, but I think if your PC has HDMI and your screen has HDMI input, why waste the time and money? The crossover cable is expensive, HDMI is easier as with RGB(VGA) you'll end up spending 30 mins setting up a resolution that usually won't fit perfectly.

Either way, using VGA to the screen and then a separate sound jack, or HDMI, if your graphics card cannot output the sound through HDMI then you'll still need that separate sound jack anyway. So it's simply easier to use HDMI so you don't have to mess about with the resolution on the screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 pc to tv connection-Correct? How to hook up-MDMI or VGA?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: pc to tv connection-Correct? How to hook up-MDMI or VGA?
Thread Forum
Am having problems with the SF hook up Network & Sharing
Solved will this fan have the correct connection? Hardware & Devices
Solved PC to HDTV Hook-Up Stalled General Discussion
Google off the hook Chillout Room
I want to hook up my laptop to an HDTV Hardware & Devices
Hook up a TV to computer through HDMI? Graphic Cards
Hook up Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33