How can you connect your PC to a television set and watch on it without using any tv cards?
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There is an article at TechLore that can instruct you on how to connect your computer to your TV. The article link is here: <A href="http://www.techlore.com/article/10061/">http://www.techlore.com/article/10061/</A> Answer: Most tv's now have a connection to a traditional monitor vable except the cable has to have the pins on both ends.
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short answer: yes! you might have to buy a new video card and TV - but once you have the right hardware, you can make it work. "not as short" answer: first, you need a compute…r with a CD-ROM... and of course the movie on a CD as well as the software to watch said movie. second, you need a video card that that has a 'video out' and a TV with a 'video input'. connect the two using an rca cable - you can get one at any radio shack. set your video card on your computer to use the video out and set your tv to show the video in. turn up your computers volume! you might have to reference the instructions that came with your tv or video card, but as long as you have the in and outs - it can work. (MORE)
Though you've not provided any relevant information there is no such thing as a standard Packard bell and fairly new TV doesn't help much either... model numbers for both woul…d help out... Making some assumptions that your TV is a flat screen one and has a VGA port the the correct cable would be this one (MORE)