An LCD TV can make a great computer monitor. The large screen size is perfect for working on spreadsheets or watching movies, and the high resolution means that text and images will look clear and sharp. Plus, using an LCD TV as a monitor can free up desk space since you won’t need a separate monitor. Here’s how to set up your LCD TV as a computer monitor:
- First, make sure that your LCD TV has an HDMI input. Most LCD TVs released in the past few years have HDMI inputs, but older models may not. If your LCD TV doesn’t have an HDMI input, you can use a DVI-to-HDMI adapter to connect it to your computer.
- Next, connect your computer to the LCD TV. If you’re using an HDMI cable, simply connect the cable to the HDMI input on the back of the TV. If you’re using a DVI-to-HDMI adapter, connect the DVI end of the adapter to your computer’s DVI output, then connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI output on the adapter to the HDMI input on the back of the TV.
- Once your computer is connected to the TV, power on both the TV and the computer. The computer should automatically detect the TV and adjust the display resolution accordingly. If it doesn’t, you can usually adjust the resolution by going into the Display settings in the Windows Control Panel.
- And that’s it! You can now use your LCD TV as a computer monitor. Enjoy the extra screen real estate!
Note: If you want to use your LCD TV as a secondary monitor (in addition to your regular computer monitor), you can usually just connect it to your computer using an HDMI cable and it will work without any additional setup. However, you may need to adjust the resolution settings as described above.