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Connecting Laptop to LCD

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I've been trying to connect my laptop to the Samsung TV using a VGA cable (male to male). I think I've determined its something to do with the tv because the cable works when I plug it into my monitor on my personal computer. I cannot get the tv to register that anything is plugged into the PC slot. When i press source it is only recognising the DVD player and Sky box plugged in through scart. Any suggestions? I hook my Gateway GM5442 PC to my Vizio 32" LCD using a VGA cable. I get picture but no sound. I also have tried to connect a 3.5mm male-male between the two devices. I've tried a pair of RCA-RCA cables from my PC to stereo. All my device drivers seem up to date. My speakers (that came with the desktop). work but they also have a USB cord configured in the setup.
Any Clues? My acer laptop is connected to my tv. The background from my computer shows up on my 47" vizio but thats it. No icons, cursor, or anything. How do i get those to show up and able to use my computer screen to show up and able to see what i see on my computer to my tv?

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VGA cable doesn't carry any audio: use your audio output from PC into TV audio Input (standard RCA).
You need to configure your Display Properties to manage TV screen to get an effective connection.
Either you have a generic Video Grafic Driver add on (I'm using Intel Graphic accelerator) on your display properties either you are using a specific (NVIDIA) driver for your video card.
To check go to CP/ Display, settings Tab and in advanced you should be able to check your choice (if you don't want to go to user manual.
You can also (in CP/ Display, Settings tab configure TV as a monitor and select your option accordingly: use screen resolution on screen # 2 not over native resolution of your VIZIO screen (1080 x 960?) and be sure to use all the parameters as TV can accept.
As soon as TV is configured as per resolution and refresh etc..
check the presentation function on your PC: it's normally a FN key showing a screen icon on key top (on my Acer travelmate is FN + F5) on aspire may be it's FN + F4.
This function key will circle between: PC mail screen -> External screen (as you configured on Display settings) -> both screen.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Pat Batta
    Pat Batta Jan 04, 2009

    Your TV masb be only select the VGA port as input (refer to TV manual)

  • Pat Batta
    Pat Batta Jan 04, 2009

    From VIZIO user manual Page 28:
    "1. Turn off the power to your LCD TV and Computer.
    2. Connect a 15-pin D-sub RGB (VGA) cable to the RGB output of your computer and the other end to the
    RGB input (purple area) in the rear of your LCD TV.
    3. Connect the Audio Out on your computer to the RGB Audio (purple band) at the rear of your LCD
    TV.
    4. Turn on the power to your LCD TV and computer.
    5. Select RGB using the INPUT button on the front of your LCD TV or directly by pressing the RGB button
    on the Remote Control."
    VIP NOTE:
    "Note:a) For the best picture quality when connecting a computer through RGB, set your computer timing
    mode to VESA 1366 x 768 at 60 Hz or 1024 x 768 at 60 Hz. Please refer to the graphic
    card’s user guide for additional information on how to set the timing mode.
    b) Refer to your computer user manual for more information about the video output requirements of
    the product.
    c) Stereo mini jack cable is not included and can be purchased at an electronic store."




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