How to Hook Up a VGA Cable to a TV With Video & Audio Cords

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Hooking up a VGA cable to a TV with video and audio cords will require you to pay close attention to the colors on those cords. Hook up a VGA cable to a TV with video and audio cords with help from a graduate of Full Sail University in Recording Arts in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hey, everybody. Joe Liptock, audio engineer here, and today I'm going to be talking about how you can set up your laptop or computer to an external monitor like a TV. So how do you do this? How do you watch a TV show that you have on your laptop and hook it up to your TV so you can watch it on the big screen? Well you're going to need a couple cables. The first cable that you're going to need is a VGA cable. Now, you might need an adapter to plug the VGA cable into your laptop but you probably won't need an adapter to plug the VGA into your TV. This basically carries the video signal for you. The next cable you're going to need is an eighth inch 3.5 millimeter audio/stereo plug to two unbalanced RCA plugs. This basically carries the audio for you so you'll want to plug the eighth inch end into your laptop and then plug the two unbalanced RCA plugs into the audio input of your sound system. So once you have your video and audio cables all connected, the next thing to do is to turn on all your devices. Make sure that your TV input is selected to the VGA input and also make sure that your audio input is selected to your RCA inputs that you've just plugged in. The next thing to do is sit back, relax and watch what's on your computer on your TV. It's a pretty cool experience. I hope you have fun. Thanks for watching guys. My name is Joe Liptock. Have a good day.


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