[CS-FSLUG] flat screen tv as monitor

david d.mcglone at att.net
Sat Jul 5 21:31:12 CDT 2008

Hi all.

I recently acquired a philips 21in flat screen TV and I would like to use it 
as a monitor for my desktop.

Earlier today I fired it up on my desktop using an S-Video cable because it 
didn't have a vga to DMI cable and the picture was grainy and the fonts were 
completely unreadable. It was horrible. I managed to get a half-way decent 
looking desktop by using 800x600, but this makes everything so big that it 
doesn't fit and the whole desktop scrolls when you move the cursor to either 

My question is, would I get a better picture if I used a VGA to DMI cable 
instead of the S-Video cable? Or do I need to get a better Graphics card? Or 
should I just give up hope alltogether?

David M.

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