How to Connect My JVC Television to a Laptop

Connecting your JVC television to a laptop allows you to enjoy digital media from your computer on a larger screen. You may also enjoy an improved audio experience, depending on your TV sound system.

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Identify your laptop’s video output port. Look for an S-Video, VGA, DVI or HDMI port. HDMI is the only port that connects audio and video without requiring an additional connection.

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Identify your JVC television’s video input ports. Look for an S-Video, VGA, DVI or HDMI port.

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Purchase the appropriate connector cable based on your port types. For example, purchase an S-Video-to-S-Video connector cable if both your laptop and TV have S-Video ports. Purchase a VGA-to-RCA connector cable if your computer uses a VGA output and TV requires an RCA video input.

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Insert the TRS end of your RCA-to-TRS connector cable into the headphone or line-out port on your laptop. This will transfer audio from the laptop to your JVC television. Ignore this step if you are using an HDMI connection.

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Insert the white and red plugs on the RCA end of your RCA-to-TRS connector into the TV's RCA input port.

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Insert the corresponding ends of your video connector cable into the laptop’s video output and TV video input, respectively.

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Turn your television to the corresponding input channel or mode to view your laptop’s on-screen contents.