How to Connect a Philips TV to a PC

Updated February 21, 2017

Philips is an electronics company that produces several lines of high-definition televisions. All of these televisions have several video input options that would be compatible with a PC, including S-video, composite and HDMI. You may need a video adaptor cable if your PC only has a VGA video port and not an S-video or HDMI video port.

Choose a video cable that is compatible with your PC and your Philips TV. If your PC has an HDMI video port, use an HDMI cable. If it has an S-video port, use an S-video cable. If it only has a VGA port, use a VGA-to-composite cable.

Insert the video cable into your PC's video port. Video ports are typically located on the back or sides of the laptop PCs and on the back of desktop PCs.

Connect the opposite end of the video cable into the Philips TV's video input port. Note the input label you've plugged into. For example, the S-video port is labelled "AV3" on many Philips TVs.

Change the video source on your television. Press the "Input" button on your remote until it matches the video input you've plugged your computer into.

Activate the video port if you are connecting a laptop to your Philips TV. To do this, click the "CTRL" button on your laptop keyboard and then the "CRT/LCD" button. This is typically one of the function buttons along the top of the keyboard.

Change your PCs video settings. Open "Display Settings" by clicking "Start," "Control Panel," "Appearance and Personalization" and "Adjust Screen Resolution." You can increase the resolution on your computer to make the picture appear sharper on your Philips TV.

Things You'll Need

  • Compatible video cable (S-video, HDMI or VGA-to-composite)
  • 3.5-to-RCA audio cable
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