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Harmonist
21-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Hello good RPS Forum people!

I have a question, which may be blindingly stupid, but I'd value your opinions and answers regardless.

So then. I have an HD TV which up until now I have been happy playing PS3/360 games on*. I also have what I believe to be a decent-ish PC with and HDMI port. In my head it would be perfectly possible for me to connect the PC to the TV and enjoy wondrous PC games in the style that I have become accustomed to. Is this actually possible, or am I going to need more bits and pieces so that the PC output will display properly on the TV?

The reason I have asked instead of just trying it, is that they are currently in separate rooms, and I am a little on the lazy side, for which I apologise.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer, I look forward to being a part of the RPS community for a long time to come. Hooray!


*Yes, I know, but at least I have belatedly seen the light, right?

slick_101
21-08-2011, 01:22 PM
In a word. Yes.

And just to be a patronising bastard.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4457043_connect-pc-hdmi-tv.html

Harmonist
21-08-2011, 01:39 PM
In a word. Yes.

And just to be a patronising bastard.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4457043_connect-pc-hdmi-tv.html

That's splendid, thank you very much.

To be honest I think I've got off lightly in the patronising bastard stakes. I was expecting a http://bit.ly/r2YEsy at the very least!

Seriously though, thanks.

slick_101
21-08-2011, 02:21 PM
I was thinking of using LMGTFY but That did seem a bit too patronising

PoulWrist
21-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Strangely, HDMI ports on one device connects to those on another via a simple 2$ cable!

Thread needed more patronising.

DarkNoghri
21-08-2011, 07:18 PM
The hardest part may actually be running sound, if you want to use your TV speakers/home theater system.

slick_101
21-08-2011, 09:49 PM
or you could run this instead

http://www.kfa2.com/gtx460whdi.html So you don't have to move your PC!

Harmonist
21-08-2011, 10:07 PM
So wait, that one gold looking thing goes into that similarly shaped port? Shhheeeeiiiit.

No but really, it's working splendidly. I was wondering about sound but I just plugged it in and it worked, which was nice.

Jams O'Donnell
23-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of sofa-based PC gaming. :)