How to Get to VGA Input on Insignia TV

By Tyson Cliffton

Connect your laptop to your Insignia TV using the VGA input.
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The VGA input on Insignia TVs lets you connect a computer or other external VGA-enabled device to your TV. Connecting your VGA-enabled device lets you output the video and, if your device has the appropriate audio output and you have a separate cable, the audio so it can be seen and heard on what is often the larger screen. This is idea for sharing your screen with a group of a people if you don't want them to have to crowd around your small computer screen. Alternatively, it can be ideal for displaying movies and video games played on your computer on a larger screen.

Step 1

Connect one end of the VGA cable to the VGA output on your PC or other device with a VGA output.

Step 2

Connect a 1/8-inch 3.5 mm audio cable to the headphones jack or audio out jack on your device.

Step 3

Connect the other end of the VGA connector to the blue VGA connector on the Insignia TV. If you are using an Insignia TV model that is larger than 37 inches, the VGA input is typically located along the left edge of the TV. If you are using an Insignia TV that is less than 37 inches in size, the VGA input is typically located on the back of the TV in the lower right corner, if the TV has a VGA input. In both cases, the VGA input is labeled "VGA."

Step 4

Connect the audio cable to the PC/DVI AUDIO IN input directly above the VGA input on Insignia TVs larger than 37 inches. Alternatively, in smaller Insignia TVs, this input is located to the right of the VGA input.

Step 5

Turn on the Insignia TV. Press the "INPUT" button on the remote control that came with your Insignia TV or on the TV itself to bring up the Source list dialog box on the TV screen. Highlight "VGA" using the arrow buttons on the remote control and then press "ENTER."

Step 6

Turn on the PC or other device. Set up the external device connected to the TV to output its display to the TV. If you are using a desktop computer with one video output, your computer image will be displayed automatically. If you are using a Windows 7 laptop, press the "Windows" and "P" keys at the same time to bring up a dialog box that contains viewing options for external monitors. Alternatively, if you are using a Mac laptop, open the System Preferences window and then click "Displays" and then "Arrangement." You can set up how you want to view your external monitor from this window. The image from your computer appears on your Insignia TV.