flat screen tv as monitor

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 10:25:50 UTC 2008

Hans Henry von Tresckow wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 7:31 PM, david <d.mcglone at att.net> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I recently acquired a philips 21in flat screen TV and I would like to use
>> it
>> as a monitor for my desktop.
>> Earlier today I fired it up on my desktop using an S-Video cable because it
>> didn't have a vga to DMI cable and the picture was grainy and the fonts
>> were
>> completely unreadable. It was horrible. I managed to get a half-way decent
>> looking desktop by using 800x600, but this makes everything so big that it
>> doesn't fit and the whole desktop scrolls when you move the cursor to
>> either
>> side.
>> My question is, would I get a better picture if I used a VGA to DMI cable
>> instead of the S-Video cable? Or do I need to get a better Graphics card?
>> Or
>> should I just give up hope alltogether?
>> --
>> David M.
> By all means, get a VGA to DMI cable. The  SVGA signal is still just at SDTV
> resolution. I have tested my laptop on my 40" sony, and the picture was
> great.
> Good luck
i tried my desktop once on my sony trinitron flat tv, and the fonts were
also unreadable, i could ply games well :P but reading is impossible,
it's as if the TV has less DPI than the PC monitor, is this true?

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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