How to Hook Up a TV to a Computer With USB

Connecting a television to a computer can help to increase your usable amount of desktop real estate, but it can be problematic when you do not have a free output on your video card. You can circumvent this problem by connecting your television to your video card via USB output using nothing more than a simple connector to bridge the gap between the interface mediums.

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Plug the USB end of the USB video adapter into any port on your computer.

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Connect one end of the VGA cable to the VGA end of the USB video adapter.

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Connect the other end to the VGA port on the back of your television.

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Use the "Input" button on your television to change your TV to the VGA channel.

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Restart the computer to complete the connection.