How to Hook My Dell Optiplex 330 to My HDMI Sony TV

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How to Hook My Dell Optiplex 330 to My HDMI Sony TV
A VGA cable for connecting the Optiplex to the Sony. (connection cocnept - cables studio isolated image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

The Dell Optiplex 330 is the company's entry-level desktop computer, with a VGA (video graphics array) port for connecting an external monitor or TV as well as a line out jack for transmitting audio through a 3.5mm stereo cable. You can connect the Optiplex to an HDMI Sony TV, but you won't be using the HDMI port. Instead, Sony's high-definition TVs are also equipped with a D-sub jack, which accommodates the VGA cable for the Dell Optiplex. The Optiplex does not have an HDMI port. Sony sets also offer a 3.5mm audio input for hooking up PC sound.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • VGA cable
  • 3.5mm stereo cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Shut down the Optiplex and turn off the Sony.

  2. 2

    Connect the VGA cable from the monitor port on the back of the Optiplex tower to the jack labelled "D-sub" on the back panel of the Sony TV.

  3. 3

    Hook up the stereo cable from the "Line Out" jack on the back of the Optiplex to the "Stereo Mini" jack on the back of the Sony.

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