Speakers with monitor

  badgery 12:59 17 Jul 10
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My CRT monitor has finally given up the ghost, so I've just connected an LCD TV, via a VGA cable, and it's up and running OK.
But I wish to know if it should be possible to get sound from the computer through the TV speakers?

I was going to get a new monitor, but thought if I got a TV/Monitor I could do away with the computer speakers.

Is it possible, and how?

  onthelimit 14:58 17 Jul 10

Don't think so as a TV has no input for the small jack required. Most TFT monitors do have built-in speakers though.

  badgery 15:14 17 Jul 10

Thanks, looks like the monitor with speakers will have to be the answer.

  gengiscant 15:23 17 Jul 10

yes you can get the PC sound through your TV,
The only computer (or laptop) connection that carries both video and sound is HDMI. If you do not have a HDMI/DVI connector on the back of your computer, then you will have to use the VGA-composite or s-video connectors to display your PC's output on an external monitor like an LCD TV.

  badgery 15:58 17 Jul 10

Don't have HDMI connection on my pc.
But thanks for the info.

  Kevscar1 16:55 17 Jul 10

you can get a small connector/converter to change the pc output to hdmi then an hdmi cable to connect to PC.
Don't ask me where from mine came with new graphics card.

  badgery 17:15 17 Jul 10

Thanks, Kevscar, I'll maybe try a search before finally deciding.

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