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Sharp Aquos LC-37P50E connected to computer with HDMI cable

We are trying to project our computer onto our Sharp Aquos TV using an HDMI cable. Cant get the computer (new Gateway laptop with Vista) to see the TV. Tried ALT F4 to transfer the image and tried changing the resolution. The TV was bought in the UK and the Computer in the US.

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  • DiannaS Sep 28, 2008

    Thanks for the thought. We just purchased this computer from best buy 2weeks ago as a gaming computer for our son. They said it was compatible and that our son could watch his games on the TV. They sold us the cable. So, I would think this computer should be compatible. How do I check the TV? it is3 years old but it says HDMI on the front and has the HDMI port in the back so this would suggest to me that it has this capability.

  • nospam1441 Mar 16, 2009

    My variation is a Lenova Thinkpad T60, a (S)VGA to HDMI adapter and a Sharp Aquos LC-46D82U purchased over a year ago. The Aquos' user manual says that it "should" work and lists supported resolutions. Resolutions that have been tried without success are listed on pg 17 (PDF) of the manual: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, etc. Using an DVI to HDMI adapter, I can output from my desktop to the Aquos (at 1920x1080) so I know that the input HDMI port is not hosed on the TV. I am looking to hookup laptops like I would to a monitor. This isn't about optimizing, this is about getting something/anything to display.

    I've tried with two different laptops. The Lenovo's VGA port has been verified with a regular 1280x1024 monitor sucessfully -- there is signal leaving the VGA port.

    The only component that cannot be verified is the VGA-HDMI cable, although it is a new cable (<30 days?), never been used elsewhere. It seems hard to believe that it is the culprit -- pilot error is easier for me to believe, but I'm running out of ideas.

    Does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions?


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I got the chat , but some how it got disconnected.
But i would like to help you in this aspect.
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface, and supports transmission of both audio and video in high fidelity.

First make sure these things,

Both your computer and your TV will need to support HDMI interface.
It's quite a recent thing in PC graphics cards, so you may have to resort to S-Video, DVI or VGA for the video, plus a 3.5mm stereo cable (or the optical TOSLINK equivalent) for the sound.

Let know your comments and i will follow up with the suggestions.
Thanx for using fixya,
Good luck.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

  • Swaminathan R
    Swaminathan R Sep 28, 2008

    I am giving the steps for connecting the computer to the television screen....
    I have taken Vista into consideration.....

    1. First you need a video cable for making the physically connection.

    Most computers have an S-Video port that can be connected to the
    S-Video input of your TV screen using a very cheap S-Video cable (it’s
    round with 4 or 7 pins).

    For better picture quality, you should connect the computer to the
    TV using standard VGA ports or via the DVI to HDMI cable provided your
    TV supports these ports

    2. Open the "display settings" in your Vista computer and activate
    output to the TV screen. You can either mirror content of your computer
    on the TV or extend the display just like a dual monitor screen.

    3. Pick up your TV remote and switch to "External Inputs" from the
    menu. You will need to change the default "Video 1" to a different
    selection which may be "HDMI 1" or "Video 2" depending on how you have
    made the connection.

    Important: Make sure you connect the cable to the TV before turning
    on the computer as sometimes it may fail to recognize external display.

    You may also need to change the screen resolution of your TV using
    the Display settings in your Control Panel else the picture may appear

    Hope this will hel[p you....
    Good luck...


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