Can I connect my PC to TV via HDMI?

PAUL October 10, 2012
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I have a Packard Bell PC upstairs and a Sony Bravia TV about 15 metres away downstairs with my home hub 1 metre away from the PC. I know I can connect the TV to my hub with an Ethernet cable to get the Internet (i.e. BBC iPlayer, YouTube etc) but can I also connect my PC to the TV with an HDMI cable to use its functions also?

I’m running Windows Vista, not sure if that makes any difference.

Thanks for any help.

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  1. SnapTV
    January 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

    You can stream the content stored on your PC to the TV screen. It is a good idea to read the user manual provided by Sony to understand the process to connect your TV and computer. Here is something interesting http://snaptv.tumblr.com/

  2. Philbert Desenex
    October 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    HDMI wire is cheap and all the same, it either works or it doesn't. A wireless setup will work and eliminate the wire, but you will have times when interference will create lag.

  3. DalSan Mack
    October 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    http://www.meritline.com/50-60-ft-HDMI-Cables---c-14000.aspx 50 ft cables from $16-70 would give you the distance, but using a wireless transmitter might give you better freedom, though quality would not be as good. This is an older article so pricing well be different (lower), but the setup is the same: http://askbobrankin.com/pc_to_tv_wireless_connection.html. Having direct line-of-site from PC to TV would offer best results, but may be manageable if you get a strong enough transmitter and receiver.

  4. justin
    October 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    yes u can, just check out a video on youtube.

  5. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    you can connect the tv but, what my question is, will you be able to control the computer sitting infront of the tv down stairs!

  6. Dave Rimmer
    October 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Yes you can no problem as long as you PC has an HDMI slot. If you cah connect a Lan to you TV then take a look here as you Bravia may have this function, Download XBMC for the PC.

    http://www.dlna.org/

    Looking at this myself...

  7. Benjamin Trotter
    October 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Yes just make sure your TV is on the proper input channel.

  8. Erlis Dhima
    October 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm
  9. Adrian Rea
    October 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I am sure you can link the two up together and use it as a monitor, much like I do with a VGA cable. I have a Bravia with both hdmi and vga ports. I link my laptop to it. The only consideration is the maximum distance the cable can handle.

    • Harish Jonnalagadda
      October 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      I do the same. Works very well as a monitor.

  10. Jack Cola
    October 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Hi,

    Sure you can connect your computer to a PC, however, a 15 meter HDMI cable will be extremely expensive. In fact, I am not sure they even exist, and if you can get one, it will be incredibly expensive

    What I recommend is to get another computer and connect it to your TV and enable File Sharing between the two devices. So the files on your main computer can be accessed through your laptop - that's what I do.

  11. ha14
    October 10, 2012 at 7:01 am

    How to Connect PC to HDMI TV
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4457043_connect-pc-hdmi-tv.html

    if you connect pc to TV then you will use this TV as monitor for pc. if you want to receive channels use a TV Tuner card. perhaps to use HDMI over IP Extender. If you have IP-enabled TV this will work.

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