09-01-2020 12:02 PM
09-01-2020 12:49 PM
Getting a laptop instead would probably be a better way to go. Takes up a lot less space, no wireless to worry about. And you can take it with you.
The graphics processor is not designed to expand an image up to 40 inches or more. I have connected a computer to my 50" via hdmi and and text is hard to read and video is not brilliant and sharp. However, I have not tried it with a newer high end graphics card.
Connecting to a TV hdmi is going to be your best bet. If your computer has a dedicated graphics card it may have output for DVI, HDMI, or Display Port. Most TV's will not accept DVI or Display Port. But you can get converters. If it only has a trapezoid shaped connector (typically blue) that is VGA. In which case what you get on your TV will be barely legible.
Before you spend a lot of money on any solution try an HDMI cable from your computer to your TV first. That in most cases, is going to be the best you are going to get.
On a personal note. The reason you do not see tips or solutions on using a TV as a monitor is becuase it simply does not work very well. Whihc, if you hook up and HDMI to the tv from your computer and try to read email or start a document you may quickly see why.
09-05-2020 10:15 AM
Hey there, Jcrosby84,
It sounds like you've taken some great steps towards obtaining a setup that works well for you.
It sounds like you have a great base setup and most of the additional accessories may or may not be applicable to you depending on how you are using your computer. For example, a webcam. Depending on the specifics of your setup you may also find something like the Logitech K400 Plus to be a great addition. It can be so convenient to have your keyboard and mouse in one when doing light browsing on a couch.
09-20-2020 06:11 PM
I know lots of people who use their HDTV as their computer monitor. Back in the day of the older computer towers you needed special hardware such as an S-VIDEO cable (guess I am showing my old age) that they were able to hook up their PC to their CRT Television but as you went higher in resolution, the smaller the icons became on the screen. CRT Televisions can do up 720x240 and thats if you have progressive scan enabled.
On the HDTV settings it should be 1920x1080 With no problems with the picture overlapping but you may run into issue depending on how your video card scales the display.