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Laptop to tv

I connect my laptop to the tv with the wire provided (to display the computer screen on the tv.)but I got no screen on the tv. I follow the instruction also , and I tried all the videos. Thanks.

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Re: laptop to tv

The resolution setting on your pc must be in the acceptable range for the monitor to handle. Look in your tv owners guide to see the resolution range and make sure your pc is not over that range or it will not work. Good Luck

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Many people today want to connect their computer to a TV. Most HDTVs today have a VGA input for computer hookup. Most laptops also have a VGA output for external display. Using a male to male VGA cable, the computer can use a HDTV for a display. Sound is connected using a 3.5mm audio cable. See this web page for complete details. or this webpage

The screen resolution setting determines how much information is displayed on the display screen. It is measured horizontally and vertically in pixels. At lower screen resolutions, such as 640 x 480, fewer items will fit on the screen, but they will be larger. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200, more items will fit on the screen but they will be smaller. The resolution options will vary with each computer based on the video card device, monitor size, and video & monitor drivers. If the screen looks distorted or fuzzy, then you may have an incorrect screen resolution size set for your monitor. In Windows you can change the screen resolution to match the TVs capabilities. Go here to view a video on how to change screen resolution:

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Trying to connect computer to LCD TV and get no signal?


If you are trying to connect computer to LCD TV and get no signal, as a first thing do the following:

Double check cable and connection. If possible test different connections. Try using VGA, DVI or AV, depending on availability on computer and TV.

Ensure that Video drivers on computer are properly installed, and that the video adapter is working properly.

If you are using a laptop, ensure that you do not need to use a function button to enable the external display, this is pretty common on laptops.

If you are using a desktop, go to display properties, find the windows where you get the picture of two monitors, and ensure that both monitors are enabled.

On Vista try also using the 'Identify Monitor' button on Top. It is located on same properties panel as the two monitor, the main Display Property windows. From the same window you can also modify display resolution, as explained later.


If still no luck, then it may be a problem of synchronization between TV and computer, in that case try the following.

  1. Turn off TV.
  2. Disconnect TV power cord.
  3. Restart computer.
  4. With Computer already on, plug back and restart TV.

....If that does not work.

On computer, go to display properties.

First try changing computer resolution. The TV max resolution may not be available on computer. In that case try lowering down to the smallest 16:9 resolution available on computer graphic settings (usually LCD TVs are 16:9), and if that does not work, set resolution to 800x600, just to test (picture proportion will be distorted, or you get squared box on a 16:9 TV).

If that does not work, open Display Properties. In Display Properties access Advanced, and then Monitor settings (XP). On Vista choose Personalize in control panel, then Display Settings, and go straight to Monitor Settings, in there again go to Advanced.

Under the advanced monitor settings you will find a tab called monitor, in there you find the monitor frequency. Try setting this to 50Hz, if that does not work try 100 HZ, that is the output frequency of your TV. If you get unsupported frequency, revert value to normal.


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I'm trying to connect laptop to Panasonic Viera TC-P46S30 using VGA-HDMI converter. I'm getting 'No signal. ...' box displayed on TV. How can I fix it.

on your computer, go into your vga graphics driver and hit properties, set it for dual and hit apply. close the box. then go to the graphics,options, look for dual. make sure the wire is tightly in your tv and computer. switch your tv to vga. it should be lit. then you should see your desktop on your tv screen.

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Can i connect my Sharp flatscreen tv to my wifi

Ron, in order to connect your TV to your home network, it will need an network interface. A network interface can be either a wired network jack on the TV itself, or a built in wireless capability (WiFi). You didn't provide the model number of your particular Sharp TV, so I can't tell you if your TV offers this connectivity or not.

Even if your TV offers wired or wireless connectivity, some TVs only allow network access to update firmware or to display "still" JPEG or GIF images; not to stream audio or video. The TV will need to have some sort of player to display or play video and / or audio files. Even then, if the TV is not fairly new enough, it may lack the support for newer file formats - such as .MKV, MPEG, etc. that are used for a large number of HD content.

You can get around this hurdle by connecting a newer computer to the TV. Purchase a wireless keyboard & mouse and connect the computer's video card to the TV so that it will appear as a monitor to the computer. Make sure your get a video card in the computer that will provide a digital video output - (HDMI, DVI, etc.) and a cable that can plug into one of the unused A/V inputs on the TV. If using a cable other then HDMI, you'll need to provide a cable between the computer's audio output and the TV's audio input. Use the computer's network interface to download or stream a program directly to your 55 inch "monitor".

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There are a couple of options for connecting a computer to a tv. For the Toshiba 19AV600U, you can use the HDMI or VGA ports, depending on your computer. First identify the available video ports on your computer. Make sure that the port is active. (Some laptops disable the external video port to save energy; this may need to be enabled in the BIOS). Get an appropriate video cable (VGA M/M, HDMI to HDMI (M/M) or HDMI to DVI (M/M)) and an audio patch (3.5 mm M/M) cable (if using VGA or HDMI to DVI) and want to use the TV speakers. Turn off both the computer and the TV. Connect the two devices. Then turn on the TV and set it to the desired input.

Now turn on the computer. If the TV is the only video output device connected, a modern Windows machine will probably correctly set the screen resolution correctly. Make sure that the refresh rate is set to 60 Hz for most resolutions. If your computer is a laptop or is connected to another monitor, you will need to adjust the graphics output. On my HP laptop with Windows 7, I right click on the desktop and choose Display Properties. This lets me select output to the internal screen, external screen, an extended screen, or having the same output on both screens. The last two work best when the screens have the same native resolution. After selecting the display, an "are you sure" message will come up. Click OK; otherwise the computer will revert to the previous setting. On my desktop with Win7, this is under Screen Resolution. You can also get here through the Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization. For other versions of Windows, the path is slightly different. (I'm not sure of the routine for Unix or Mac OSX.)

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Is there display drivers available for my NEX Plasma TV model PXT-42SX1B. I have a Computer that has a HDMI output which I can connect to my TV, but have not been able to correctly setup the display...

I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in viewing the Desktop correctly when connecting a computer to the TV. Unfortunately, there are no such drivers available for TV to make it compatible with a computer.

Please understand that the image from a connected computer will not display in full screen because of the difference between the display resolution of the television and the available resolutions on the computer. Setting the WIDE MODE (Zoom) option on the television to Full 1 or Full 2 will stretch the image to fill more of the television screen but will not fill the entire screen. This is normal operation.

I have searched online and found that 1024 X 768 will provide better experiencing than other resolution. It is required to set the resolution in the computer before connecting it to the TV. Please install if graphic card updates available from the computer manufacturer so that it will give option to select resolution in some cases.

Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any clarifications.

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2 Select HOME or Retail mode. [Here you have to select "Home" mode if the set displays "Retail"

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• If you have cable and antenna available, please connect cable first.

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I have connected my old dell laptop to this TV with VGA cable and audio cable and it worked with no problem. Have new Acer Aspire one netbook- connected to computer with same cables - can see windows...

First, you want to make sure the laptop's internal/external display mode is set properly. On Acer netbooks, this is usually changed by holding the "Fn" key, and pressing "F5". Either the TV or the computer display should flicker when you do this. There are 3 modes:

1 Computer only
2 TV Only
3 Computer and TV

If changing between thos emodes doens't work, continue on.

I am going to assume you are running Windows XP. Please correct me if I am wrong.

To display your desktop on an external monitor, you'll need to change/check some settings. Your netbook is most likely attempting to set it's display settings automatically, but it is expecting a computer display, not a television, so the resolutions and refresh rates are conflicting. That's why it will only display on one and not the other. Before Windows loads, the netbook is using a very low resolution,so it displays on the TV. Once Windows loads, it switches to some non-standard resolution that your TV cannot display and defaults back to your netbook screen.

The solution is to find a resolution that your television will display:

1.Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.

2.In the DisplayProperties dialog box, click the Settings tab.

3.Click the Display list and select your external monitor (..the TV. It will most likely be display #2).

4.Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor option.

5.Select 640x480 in the "Screen Reolution" section for Display #2.

6.Click Apply or OK.

Note: If you see the background change on your television, mmove your mous there to make sure it's working. If it DOES work, go back to the "Screen resolution" section for Display #2 and find the highest resolution your television will display

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