Solved using Panasonic 32-Inch LCD Flat Panel HDTV as PC monitor

February 18, 2015 at 14:13:29
Specs: Windows 7
How do I get my TV to work as a monitor? Here are pictures of the TV, PC and cable: http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/ar...

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February 19, 2015 at 18:20:32
Found the elusive hdmis! Dad had put black plastic tape over them back when he gave me the TV because he didn't know what they were and didn't want them collecting dust, so they were completely invisible. Not that it solves much because I don't have that cable. I'll have to try again after a trip to the store.


#1
February 18, 2015 at 15:46:21
See this link:
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Your-TV-...

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#2
February 18, 2015 at 16:17:57
From the pictures you posted, your tv doesn't have an SVGA input for a monitor cable. You'll need to purchase and install a video card that has an hdmi output. An hdmi cable carries video and sound, so you just plug it in to the computer video card and the hdmi input on the tv, choose setup from the tv menu, look for the input option and pick hdmi from the computer. You may have more than one hdmi input, so you'll need to designate which one it is. hdmi 1 hdmi 2 etc. Good Luck. Also, if your output on the computer has an Svideo output, you can use an Svideo cable from the computer to the tv also.

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#3
February 19, 2015 at 01:03:55
I know very little about this. I might know *just* enough to
be dangerous.

It looks like your output from the computer is DVI (either DVI-D
(digital only), DVI-A (analog only), or DVI-I (digital and analog)),
you are using a DVI-to-VGA converter/connector, and the cable
has VGA at the computer end but has Y (green), Pb (blue), and
Pr (red) component RCA connectors at the monitor end.

Note that although the RCA connectors are color-coded green,
blue, and red, they do not carry the green, blue, and red signals.
Instead, the green wire carries the luminance (or "luma") and
sync signals, the blue wire carries the blue minus luma signal,
and the red wire carries the red minus luma signal.

Various different systems put the sync signal somewhere other
than on the same wire with the luma signal. I wonder if that could
be the problem here.

I could also wonder if the cable is actually VGA-to-RGB rather
than VGA-to-YPbPr. Decades ago my Apple 2 computer had an
RGB output with a monitor that had an RGB input, but it used a
single connector something like a VGA connector at both ends,
so it had no color coding. My current monitor accepts component
YPbPr RCA plugs like your TV does, but I don't have that cable.

I doubt that will help!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
February 19, 2015 at 10:57:19
I have an HDMI adapter (2nd row in the pic, that's what you mean right?) but I don't have a plug like that on the TV. I have the same cable shown in the TV manual with the colors for video. It doesn't carry sound, but that's ok, since I use headphones with the PC anyway.


Adapters and NVIDIA pics:

http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/ar...

TV Manual:

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wc...


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#5
February 19, 2015 at 12:47:23
Is it possible to get a program that replaces the converter?

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#6
February 19, 2015 at 17:06:29
I can't find an hdmi on the tv, just a label, plus I'd need a new cable anyway. Though if an hdmi did exist I'd still like to know where they hid it.

Is there anything else I can try with what I have? I heard that plugging the red green blue into the yellow red white might work, but I don't know about where to put each color.

This is the back of the TV http://mikaristar.deviantart.com/ar...


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#7
February 19, 2015 at 17:22:59
This says that TC-32LX70 has two HDMI ports:
http://www.cnet.com/products/panaso...
I suppose it is always possible that some serial numbers did not have them.

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#8
February 19, 2015 at 18:20:32
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Found the elusive hdmis! Dad had put black plastic tape over them back when he gave me the TV because he didn't know what they were and didn't want them collecting dust, so they were completely invisible. Not that it solves much because I don't have that cable. I'll have to try again after a trip to the store.

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#9
February 20, 2015 at 07:22:15
Once you have the cable I think you will be in business. Hopefully not too much more than selecting the appropriate HDMI port from the TV.

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