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October 13, 2023

How to Use Your TCL TV As a Computer Monitor

Using your TCL TV as a computer monitor sounds like an ingenious idea. It’s much cheaper than a new monitor, and it will make everything on your desktop look bigger and better. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before making the switch.

Serious gamers need a low input lag time, which is the amount of delay between the keyboard or mouse commands and what happens on-screen. The lower the lag, the more responsive the display will be. You can check your TV’s lag time by browsing online through a database such as DisplayLag or Google "input lag."

Another important factor to consider is your TCL TV’s resolution. While most modern TVs support up to 4K resolution, older models may not. Make sure your TV supports the resolution of your desktop or laptop. To do this, open your computer’s settings and go to screen resolution. You can also find this information by opening a program or website on your TCL TV and looking at the screen resolution information there.

Next, determine how your TCL TV will connect to your computer. Most TVs have HDMI ports, which is the best option because it allows you to transfer both audio and video data in one cable. You can find HDMI ports on the back of your TV or along one of the sides. If your TCL TV doesn’t have HDMI, you can use a Mini DisplayPort or Micro-DVI cable to connect it to your computer.