How to Connect a Sony Bravia TV to a PC

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How to Connect a Sony Bravia TV to a PC
This process can be completed in under 10 minutes. (laptop image by Du...¡an Zidar from Fotolia.com)

Sony Bravia televisions are equipped with a feature that enables owners to connect their personal computer or PC with their television using a HD15- HD15 cable. The process is simple if you have the right equipment on hand, and the magnification of images normally seen on your PC proves a useful tool for those of us who strain to read on smaller computer screens. This feature also allows you to enjoy movies that you have stored on your computer on your television, allowing you to bypass the need for a DVD player.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • HD15- HD15 cable with ferrite core
  • Audio cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect one end of the HD15- HD15 cable with ferrite core, alternatively called an analogue RGB cable, to the RGB PC port on your computer. The icon that resembles a television screen sitting directly underneath it typically reveals this port. Refer to your owner's manual if you are having problems finding the port.

  2. 2

    Connect the remaining end of the cable to the RGB PC port located on the back panel of your Sony Bravia television.

  3. 3

    Locate the headphone jack on the PC; it will look exactly like the headphone jack on an MP3 player. Find the audio input port of your Sony Bravia; it is located under the RGB port.

  4. 4

    Connect the two ports with the audio cable by plugging one end to each port.

  5. 5

    Find the "Input" button on the remote for your Sony Bravia television model; it should be on the top right corner. Press down on the button until the television picks up the image displayed on your computer screen.

  6. 6

    Open the "Start" menu on your PC and select "Control Panel." Go to "Appearance and Personalization" then choose the "Adjust Screen Resolution" tab. Scroll through the drop-down menu and choose the resolution. Larger numbers signify more detailed picture quality; the ideal HDTV setting is 1,920 by 1,080 according to Sony Bravia Support. Select "Apply."

Tips and warnings

  • If your PC is connected to the TV and you aren't receiving a signal for longer than five minutes, standby mode kicks in automatically.

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