How to Connect a Sony Bravia TV to a Dell Computer

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How to Connect a Sony Bravia TV to a Dell Computer
Connecting your Sony Bravia to your Dell can be done without video adaptors. (video wires image by CraterValley Photo from

Connecting a computer to a television depends on the compatibility of video ports between the computer and the TV. Fortunately, the Sony Bravia contains a variety of video inputs that support any computer. That is, the Bravia models have a direct VGA, S-video and HDMI connection. Because Bravias are equipped with these three video ports, you won't need any video adaptors to connect your Sony Bravia to your Dell computer.

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Things you need

  • HDMI cable OR
  • S-Video cable OR
  • VGA cable
  • 3.5mm to RCA audio cable

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  1. 1

    Plug one end of the video cable into your Dell computer. Use an HDMI cable if you have one because it provides the best quality video. If you don't have HDMI, use an S-video cable or VGA cable.

  2. 2

    Plug the other end of the video cable into the Sony Bravia. Sony Bravias have video input ports on the side and back of the TV. Remember the name of the port you've plugged your video cable into.

  3. 3

    Connect your 3.5mm to RCA audio cable from your computer to your TV. You only need to use this audio cable if you didn't use an HDMI cable. Plug the 3.5mm end into the headphone jack of your Dell computer and connect the opposite end into the audio input port of the Sony Bravia.

  4. 4

    Select the video source on your Sony Bravia. Press the "Input" button on the remote until you've reached the video source you connected your computer to. The "Input" button is located near the top of the controller on the right-hand side.

  5. 5

    Change the video output source on your Dell computer. If you're on a Dell Laptop, press "FN" and "F8" to change the video output source. If you're on a desktop, click "Start," "Control Panel," "Appearance and Personalization" and "Adjust Screen Resolution." Select "Mirrored" from the "New Display Detected" dialogue box.

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