If you are tired of squinting to read an email or watch a video on your ancient computer monitor, and you see that sweet big screen Olevia television sitting across the room, then the question that you need to ask is how to use my Olevia television as a computer monitor. The process is a fairly simple one that involves connecting cables between the television and the computer and then telling the television to display the computer video feed. Remember that televisions usually have fewer supported resolutions, so your desktop and icons might get resized in the process.
- Make sure that your computer resolution is supported. In the back of the Olevia manual there will be a table containing all of the supported resolutions. Look under the VGA heading and see if your current resolution is listed. If your's is not listed, or if you don't know what you resolution is, then right-click on your desktop and choose the last option in the drop-down box. In the next window click on "Settings" or "Display Settings" and your resolution will be listed next to a slider where you can change it. If you don't have access to a working monitor, it may not be an issue, as Olevia televisions support most of the widely used resolutions like 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600.
- Connect the SVGA cable to both devices. Connect one end of the SVGA cable to the back of your computer. The SVGA cable is called a 15-pin connector since it has 3 rows of 5 pins. If your computer only has a DVI video output then you will need to place a DVI to SVGA adapter on the connector. Connect the other end of the cable to the 15-pin connector on the back of the Olevia television. It will be the only 15-pin connector on the television.
- Change the Olevia television source. Press the "Menu" button on the remote control, then use the arrow buttons to scroll through the options until you find "Screen." Press "Enter" to access the next menu, where you scroll to "PC/VIDEO" and press "Enter." Scroll to "PC" on the next menu and press "Enter" to start using your Olevia television as a computer monitor.