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I would like to connect my older computer system to my Sony Bravia LCD television. Some system configuration info is below.

CPU: Pentium III, 1.2 GHz RAM: 256 MB Motherboard: Intel 810E

Is this possible, or might it damage the computer or television?

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ya i have VGA card on both my desktop and Tv...Will it work if i connect in VGA cable.will it work fine? – user65164 Jan 28 '11 at 17:19
yep, you might need to adjust your resolution to make it look alright, but it will work – MaQleod Jan 28 '11 at 17:22

Does the TV have a VGA socket (Small D shaped plug with 15pins in 3rows) ? If so then it should just work, otherwise you may need a fancier graphics card with a DVI/HDMI output.

Assuming the HW isn't faulty then no you cannot damage the TV.

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There are plenty of adapters out there to change the video signal for RCA, HDMI, etc. So all he really needs is the right adapter. – MaQleod Jan 28 '11 at 17:14
An adapter is fine if it's just a connector issue. Converting VGA to composite video, hdmi or s-video requires a bit more. VGA to HDMI (or v.v.) needs almost a computer! – Martin Beckett Feb 7 '11 at 2:47

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