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Can i connect my Hitachi television to my computer

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Can i connect my Hitachi television to my computer
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Martin replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomer welcome to Just Answer.

Can you tell me the model of the TV and tell me the kind of computer you have (telling model or giving a description of the port on it).
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I own a Hitachi P42H401. It has HDMI inputs, S-video (not good for Hi-def though), and a RS232C port. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 530. All it has is the cord that connects the tower to the monitor
Expert:  Martin replied 7 years ago.
For S-Video/component i am quite happy with the quality/price i got with this
http://grandtec.com/products/video/xppro.html
Got mine for $25 on ebay.com

If you want to use hi-res i can't give a model tested first hand. What i can tell you is that:

NOTE: 1. The HDMI input is not intended for use
        with personal computers.
      2. Only DTV formats such as 1080p, 1080i, 720p,
        480i and 480p are available for HDMI input.

The not intended for use with computer should mean that you can't use another audio channel, meaning the adaptor need to be able to inject audio in the HDMI 1.3 standard. (that is less a problem if you have an audio receiver).

I found one here:
http://www.av-cables.net/switch_boxes/vga-hdmi.html on the low end price.

If you want a more featured one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwhbkUH2a5s

Note that this is the kind of stuff that can vary 30-40% from 1 online store to another, so it's worth shopping a bit.

On a last note, i would say that it's OK to use it for dynamic use on the TV, but static picture from the computer can "burn-in" over time, so only use that for gaming and watching movie.
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