Question about Samsung LE32R74BDX 32 in. HD-Ready LCD Television

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Using my Samsung LCD TV as monitor for my Sony Vaio Laptop

I thought connecting a VGA 15 pin PC cable to the VGA PC in cable port of my Samsung 32" LCD TV- LE32R74 BD C  would help to easily transfer my image from my Sony Vaio laptop to the  LCD TV...well it doesnt recognise  a PC source at all???...( my medical background is neither helping me much here!!)..
I wanted to stream some online movies & watch them on my big LCD TV screen...but alas its not as dead easy as it sounds!
Incidentally I found that my TV has a HDMI/DVI port.
So would just one such cable called..NEW HDMI HDTV to VGA HD15 Y/Pb/Pr 3 RCA Adapter Cable.. at all to transfer the image from my laptop to my LCD? ..
Some kind guidance is much appreciated.

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  • drariban Jan 31, 2009

    Cheers mate..
    Hope this works...
    just out of curiosity was wondering...whats the slot at the bottom panel of my Sony Vaio laptop? is it a video card slot? has it got anything to do with the Samsung LCD TV connections?


  • drariban Jan 31, 2009

    Just another LCD TV
    manual says that optimum resolution is 1360 times 768 pixels.

    These cables support only 1080

    just a typical specification which I
    have found..

    • High Quality Generic(non-OEM) HDMI HDTV to VGA
      HD-15, HDMI to 3 RCA Component Audio Video Adapter Cable

    • Connecting Digital Video and Digital Audio in

    • Also it is used to Connect HDMI to RGB, you
      can use your component video input device,or display with this HDTV
      component Video Adapter

    • High quality Gold plated connectors ensure
      superior signal transfer

    • Excellent performance Home Theater
      interconnect for high-definition DVD players, HDTV receivers, TV sets,
      projectors, A/V receivers, and other HDMI-equipped devices

    • Resolution: 1080p

    • High-speed data transfe rate up to 340 MHz /
      10.2 Gbps

    • Color: Black

    • Cable Length: 5 Feet / 1.5m

    • Enjoy your entertainment PC on a big screen ,
      perfect fit for gaming, surfing the Internet, watching DVDs and more

    • Work with any analog component (YPrPb) input
      device such as projectors, HDTVs, etc

    • Suitable for Satellite TV, HDTV, RGB Component
      Y/pb/ Pr video and most LCD Projectors

    • Package included:1 x HDMI HDTV to VGA HD-15 Cable. 

    Would it make a difference?





  • dolpow Feb 01, 2009

    dude i have the same problem, i just bought a samsung lcd series 3 and i also wanted to stream movies and stuff to my tv but the tv doesnt highlight the "pc" at the menu.. its really uncool. by the way im using vista basic in my laptop, is this relevant? please any one help. tnx

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have an LCD tv vizio 37'' and a sony vaio laptpo, and tried to connect both via a vga cable, but I did not get picture, my pc says that there is no device connected, my TV also says the same, i really do not understand why


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Yes sir..i think you must looking and buy VGA adapter 15 to HDMI complete with the HDMI cable set. you can find this adapter at the computer spare part store or electronic part store. not cheap but very usefull for you in the next day.
is very easy to connecting...plug you adapter to the output VGA VAIO.. connect the HDMI cable to adapter (like USB) and the rest to the input at your samsung lcd...good luck..

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    rheecho Jan 31, 2009

    about the slot at the bottom of your SONY VAIO is for expansion of external hardware. you just connect the adapter to blue VGA 15 pin out your Sony.
    about the resolution is nothing to worry about it because 1080p is good enough to see the picture or movie from your sony. about 1360 times 768 pixels is about max setting desktop from your sony that can accept by your Lcd tv. but this setting depend to the size of your internal vga sony vaio.....but basicly there no problem at all..enjoy the show....

  • rheecho
    rheecho Jan 31, 2009

    about the slot at the bottom of your SONY VAIO is for expansion of external hardware. you just connect the adapter to blue VGA 15 pin out your Sony.
    about the resolution is nothing to worry about it because 1080p is good enough to see the picture or movie from your sony. about 1360 times 768 pixels is about max setting desktop from your sony that can accept by your Lcd tv. but this setting depend to the size of your internal vga sony vaio.....but basicly there no problem at all..enjoy the show....


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