flat screen tv as monitor

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 11:25:50 BST 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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