what audio cable should I buy to connect a desktop to a TV?

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  1. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    I have the VGA cable to connect the TV and the pc. I think I need to buy a audio cable to connect them. Thanks
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  2. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Yep, unless you got HDMI in your PC as well.
     
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  3. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    I don't have HDMI in my pc. What kind of audio cablle should I buy?
     
  4. randomboy

    randomboy MDL Junior Member

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    Depends on what kind of output you have on your comp and input on tv . By looks of it (from the image)component cable seems to be the best bet.
     
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  5. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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  6. dabits

    dabits Guest

    I tried that too, connecting my PC (DVI) with my TV (VGA) and the result was that I couldn't use the full resolution of the TV (black bars)
    Then I bought a new cable (DVI <-> HDMI) it was ~€ 10.- and now I can use the full TV resolution.
    I still have to use a separate cable for audio tho ... for me it's the green (see above) to cinch (red + white)
     
  7. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    You have two simple choices imho. Use either red & white RCA cable or an SPDIF optical cable. Some tv's allow optical input but the easiest method would be connecting sound through an AV receiver.
     
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  8. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I adjusted the video to wide in my TV, I don't need to buy DVI to HDMI. Just need to get audio cable now..
     
  9. demsaoroi88

    demsaoroi88 MDL Novice

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    I think so you right