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Using Small TV as a Monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OneOfTheMany, Jul 27, 2019.

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  1. OneOfTheMany

    OneOfTheMany Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2019
    So i'm buying a computer and somewhat rigging it, im its an older desktop and i dont want to buy a new monitor, i have a smaller TV that i wish to use so that i may still use my other appliances, (consoles and such), if i do use something like a HDMI to VGA cord to plug it into my television set will it work, or do i need a cord that explicitly states that it is VGA to HDMI?
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi OneOfTheMany, and welcome to TSG.

    I can't tell from your post if you want to take an HDMI output from the computer to a VGA input on the TV or a VGA output from the computer and into an HDMI input on the TV. There are adapters available for either function, but they are not interchangeable. The adapters have active electronics inside to convert from one signal type to the other.
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