Home Television Repair How to Connect a Sharp LCD TV to a PC

How to Connect a Sharp LCD TV to a PC

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  • Connect the audio cable to the TV and computer if using a DVI or VGA video cable. Plug the small end of the 3.5mm-to-RCA audio adapter cable into the “Audio Out” or “Speaker” port on the PC computer. Connect the red and white RCA plugs on the opposite end of the audio cable into the matching colored “Audio In” RCA ports on the TV. If using an HDMI cable to connect the PC and TV, you do not need to use an audio adapter cable for sound.
  • Power on the TV and then the PC. Press the “Input” or “Source” button the Sharp remote control a few times until the name of the port used to connect the TV to the PC appears on the TV screen. After selecting the appropriate input source on the remote, the PC display should appear on your TV. However, if connecting the TV to an older PC or laptop, the computer display may not appear on the TV until you log in to Windows.
  • Go to the PC and click “Start | Control Panel | Display | Change Display Settings.
  • Click the monitor icon labeled “2” in the “Change the Appearance of Your Displays” section. If no monitor icon labeled “2” appears in the window, click “Detect” to refresh the display. Two monitor icons — one with “1” and the other “2” — should appear in the display window.
  • Click the “Multiple Displays” drop-down menu and select the “Extend These Displays” option. Click “Apply” and select “OK” to save the multi-display configuration settings.
  • Launch a game, media application, Web browser or other program on the PC. Click and hold the top of the application window, drag it to the right and drop it onto the Sharp LCD TV screen. View and use the window on the Sharp TV screen just as you would any other monitor.