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How do I use by 24" Vizio as a computer monitor?

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How do I use by 24" Vizio as a computer monitor?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

There should be a HDMI option on your input for tv.

Do you have an external graphics card or just whatever came with the computer?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Just whatever came with the computer
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I listed all the options that come up under "input" and there was nothing for HDMI
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No. There is only one HDMI port on the back of the TV
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

can you try a vga cable? cable with a blue end

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have a vga cable but it doesn't seem to be the same size as the port on my computer
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

The port on the computer maybe a display port and not hdmi, they look similar

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The port that I'm using is labeled "HDMI" (there's only one)
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

http://www.amazon.com/hp-envy-phoenix-810qe-desktop/dp/b00js9l82i

vga cable doesn't fit one show in here? Looks like 15 pin port, should fit.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The vga cable I have was for an old Compaq Presario CQ5300Y pc ... not the same one used by the Dell Envy. I didn't use a vga with the old monitor ... it was connected via Bluetooth. Does that make sense?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
far you've directed me to manuals that I've already checked before I called. I'm going to call Vizio in the morning and talk to them directly. It's getting late here and this isn't working.
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

Does it have 15 pins, this vga cable your'e talking about? I guess I'm confused as why it's not fitting your PC.

Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

Calling Vizio might be a good call. I have a Vizio TV and it shows HDMI as an option on input without even having a cable inserted.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it has 15 pins but it isn't the same shape ...
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

ok, I would call Vizio to see if they can figure out why HDMI isn't showing up as an option.

When you get that, let me know if you need any more help getting your computer to show up on the tv.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok. Thank you and good night. :*)
Expert:  Cody replied 8 months ago.

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