You can connect a gaming console to a computer monitor. It will help you play games on a big screen. If you can’t spend money on expensive TVs, old computer monitors can serve this purpose. You will find them great to connect virtually to your gaming console. See these instructions.
Make sure to choose the right monitor for this job. If you want to get the best image for Xbox One or PS4, you will need a monitor 1080p. A CRT tube can’t help you with clear results. Remember, old consoles don’t output in HD; therefore, they need old CRT monitors.
Use of CRT for a system, such as Sega Genesis or NES may give you an accurate image. Other than image quality, you will enjoy better control in your game.
Remember, a high refresh rate of a CRT monitor can improve control. With a good refresh rate, monitor updates image on its screen quickly. Connecting the old console to HD monitors may result in poor control because of the limited refresh rate. It will stretch the image.
Before connecting your console, it is essential to check connection ports of your monitor. Several modern monitors need DVI and HDMI connections. A few needs VGA support. Old monitors may come with DVI and VGA. Some monitors have RCA support. Remember, modern monitors need HDMI connections..
Some consoles have numerous methods to connect to a display. Modern monitors support HDMI connection, such as Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, etc. Latest Xbox 360 is the only exception because of these console support component cables along with HDMI. You will need compatible cables to connect gaming consoles and a computer monitor.
Some monitors come with speakers; therefore, you will get audio from a gaming console. In the absence of speakers, arrange a pair of headphones or speakers and an audio converter. New PS4 only supports optical and digital audio output.
For your non-HDMI consoles, you have to arrange a video converter box. It will help you to convert DVI or HDMI to connect old consoles. There are several converters, and you will get reliable boxes to support old consoles.
Obtain the right cables and connect the console and the monitor with an HDMI cable. Plug an HDMI into a console and connect its other end to the monitor. Audio will start working if your connections are successful.
Connect the video cable of the console to a converter box. For numerous old consoles, you have to connect to the monitor via a converter box. Match colors of the plug for secure connections. Connect the converter box to a monitor and choose the correct input. With the right input, you will see the console and monitor connected and working well.