How to Connect a PC to a TV With a Gigaware Converter

by Jason Gordon

The Internet has become a vast reserve of media, including video. Sites like YouTube, Veoh and Hulu allow you to watch everything from full TV episodes to archived movies. The only problem is that you have to watch them on your computer monitor, which may not be convenient for many people. To compensate, you can connect a PC to a standard TV, as long as you have a Gigaware converter.

Plug the Gigaware PC-to-TV converter into your computer via the USB port.

Connect the converter to your TV using the S-video, composite or component connections (depending on what inputs your TV supports). Turn on the TV and set the input to the corresponding connection.

Press and hold the "Fn" key on your computer while pressing the output-to-external-display key. Look for a picture on your keyboard that looks like a TV or monitor. If you don't have this key, try Step 4.

Right-click the desktop and choose "Properties" or "Personalize." Select "Display." You should see two monitors. Click the "Advanced Settings" button to bring up your video-card menu. Look for a Control Panel for your video card and select "Set Up Multiple Displays."

Choose the display type (TV) and select "Clone" to display your desktop on the TV. Lower the resolution if you are using a non-HDMI connection, for better quality. Everything that is displayed on your computer monitor will now be displayed on the TV.

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About the Author

Jason Gordon is a professional writer and editor. In addition to online work, he has written for "Texas Highways," "AAA Southwest," "Glimpse," the "University of Washington Daily" and the "Dallas Morning News." Gordon's passions include animals, reading and finding the perfect pairings of pastry and espresso.