How to Connect a Sony Bravia HDTV to a PC

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How to Connect a Sony Bravia HDTV to a PC
You can connect your PC to your Sony Bravia TV. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Connecting your PC to your Sony Bravia HDTV is a multi-step process, but it is not a difficult task even for the technologically challenged. You must have an S-video cable on hand, but this is the only piece of additional technology necessary to display images from your PC in all their glory on your large Sony display.

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Things you need

  • S-video cable

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  1. 1

    Acquire an S-video cable. You will not be able to connect a PC to your Sony Bravia television without an S-video cable. Any electronics store will carry them.

  2. 2

    Connect your S-video cable to your computer. You will need to have a computer that has an S-video port, so check for this ahead of time, as not every computer has this option. On a computer, you will be able to find the S-video port either in the back of the main tower, or in the case of your laptop, likely on the side of your machine. Placement will vary with computer model.

  3. 3

    Attach the other end of the S-video cable to your Sony Bravia HDTV. The S-video cable plug-in will be located on the back panel of your Sony television. The S-video slot will be a single input on your Sony TV. On most Bravia models, it can be found sharing space with one of the two composite jacks on the back panel of the TV. Make sure your connections are made snugly and that the ends of the S-video cable do not wiggle and are tightly inserted into their input jacks.

  4. 4

    Turn on your Sony Bravia and make sure your computer is turned on as well. Queue up on your computer whatever you would like displayed on your television, such as a popular YouTube video, for example.

  5. 5

    Cycle through the video modes on your Sony TV until you see what is displayed on your laptop. You will now have your computer connected to your TV. This should be either the AV1 or AV2 video setting.

Tips and warnings

  • Go back and double check your connections. Has the end of the S-video cable come loose from the television? Or is it loose from the computer? Also, cycle through your video modes on your Sony Bravia and ensure that you are not in the wrong mode.
  • You can also hook up the audio to the TV as well.

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