How to Hook Up My PC to a Westinghouse TV

By Catherine Hewson

Although many PC users choose to hook their PC up to a traditional computer monitor, some choose to take advantage of their TV's ability to act as a monitor for their PC. If you own a Westinghouse TV capable of supporting either RGB/VGA or HDMI/DVI connections, then you may be looking to hook up your PC to the TV. You will find that hooking up your PC to a Westinghouse TV merely requires using the correct cable to connect the two devices and then switching to the correct input on the TV.

Things You'll Need

  • 3.5 mm audio cable (optional)
  • DVI cable (optional)
  • HDMI cable (optional)
  • VGA cable (optional)

Hooking up your PC to a Westinghouse TV by using a VGA cable

Step 1

Turn off your PC by clicking "Start," and then "Shutdown."

Step 2

Plug one end of the VGA cable into the VGA port on your computer. Screw the VGA pins into the computer so that the VGA cable is securely attached.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the VGA cable into the VGA/RGB port on your Westinghouse TV. Screw the VGA pins into the TV so that the VGA cable is securely attached.

Step 4

Turn the computer on.

Step 5

Press the "Input" button on the Westinghouse TV remote. Select "RGB/VGA" or "PC" from the list of options to complete the process of hooking up your PC to the Westinghouse TV. The PC screen now displays on the TV. To get sound from your PC to the TV, hook a 3.5 mm audio cable to the audio input port on the TV and the audio output port on the PC.

Hooking up your PC to a Westinghouse TV by using a HDMI or DVI cable

Step 1

Turn off your PC by clicking "Start," and then "Shutdown."

Step 2

Plug one end of the HDMI or DVI cable into the HDMI or DVI port on your computer. If you are not sure whether or not your computer supports HDMI or DVI hook ups, check your owner's manual for the computer.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the HDMI or DVI cable into the HDMI or DVI port on your Westinghouse TV.

Step 4

Turn the computer on.

Step 5

Press the "Input" button on the Westinghouse TV remote. Select either "HDMI" or "DVI" depending on which cable you used to connect the computer and TV. The PC screen now shows up on the TV in either HDMI or DVI mode.