How to Connect a PC to a Toshiba TV

Updated July 18, 2017

Many newer television sets, including LED and LCD HDTVs manufactured by Toshiba, have the input jacks necessary to connect to desktop and laptop computers as substitutes for cheap monitors. Although high-definition televisions cannot match the resolutions available on dedicated computer monitors, they are often much less expensive than identically sized monitors and, as such, are alternatives for viewing pictures, movies, and Web pages on a larger screen once connected to a computer with a compatible video cable.

Determine which video standard to use. Many Toshiba high-definition TVs support 15-pin VGA inputs and HDMI. Which cable you use may be based largely on what output jacks your computer has.

Connect your video cable to your computer's video output jack and your television's input jack.

Use your TV's input selector to display whichever input you have connected.

Right-click on your computer's desktop and select "Personalization," and then select "Display Settings." Use the settings in this menu to customise your display.

Things You'll Need

  • VGA or HDMI cable
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