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.. ..help at all to transfer the image from my laptop to my LCD? .. Some kind guidance is much appreciated. Cheers Arijit
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Re: using my Samsung LCD TV as monitor for my Sony Vaio...
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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Your TV should have a VGA port as one of its inputs. So your TV will act as a very big monitor. All you need is a VGA cable. If you are using a desktop computer, you can use the same VGA that you use to connect the computer to the monitor. If it's a laptop, you will need to find a VGA cable to use.
Remember to switch the TV input to the VGA source, usually listed as PC on newer TV's.
Does your laptop have a VGA port? if so use a VGA cable, the frequency is correct and the picture will be cleaner. The S2000 has PC input. once you have it connected, go to your control panel and select display and look for multiple monitor. It just depends on your laptops operating sys. It can be found in help and support as well. If you need further help, post a comment and I will get you the answer.
Yes you can - but not with a USB cable. USB is only for data (file) transfer.
What you are attempting to do is use your TV as a PC monitor, therefore it needs to be connected to your TV using a PC monitor cable (15-pin D-SUB/VGA). You will also need a separate audio cable from your PC to your TV if you want to use the TV speakers for audio. If you are using a receiver or amplifier with external speakers, you can connect the audio out from the PC directly to the amplifier/receiver.
It is also possible to connect the PC to the TV with an HDMI cable if your PC has an HDMI out port. However, some TVs wont accept an HDMI signal from a PC and this method of connection can cause other issues, so I would recommend using the PC monitor cable method.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
if your pc has hdmi out - the you use a hdmi cable from the pc to the tv on one of the hdmi inputs.
if your pc has a 15pin vga cable you can unplug from your PC monitor (or go buy a VGA cable if you want to keep one on the tv and one on your pc monitor - or if you are using a laptop).
when you unplug the computer from the monitor .. check the pins - should look to be about 15 pins in the connector. it that will plug into the tv- then you are using a vga cable. if it will not plug into the tv pc input .. don't force it. It could be a dvi connector . .take the cable off the PC and to radio shack and they can fix you up (you need a dvi to vga cable - not likely, but possible)
I always turn off a pc before disconnecting monitors - and plug into the other display before turning the pc back on.
You need to find out what the native resolution of the TV is when it is used for PC monitor, then set the screen resolution on the laptop to that resolution BEFORE hooking it up to the TV, turn off the PC attach the TV to the VGA port on your PC, turn on the TV and set it to PC, it will display no signal and then go into standby, turn on the PC and now you should see the computer signal on the screen, you can use HOTKEY function to toggle the displays between the PC and TV.
Most common problem is the VGA cable. Make sure you have the 15 pin VGA Monitor cable.
1. Switch off the TV & Notebook
2. Connect the VGA cable to the TV and Notebook.
3. Switch on the Notebook. Set the resolution to 800 x 600 Pixels (Go to Control Panel - Adjust Screen Resolution). Then go to Advanced settings and set 'Screen Refresh rate' as 60 hz in the Monitor tab,
4. Switch on the TV. Go to Source button from the TV remote and select PC as input source. Alternatively, you can go to 'Menu' and select 'PC' as input source. If the connection is made properly, PC option will NOT be GREY anymore.
5. Press Fn + F5, F6, F7 (depending on which Notebook brand you have)
Atlast I got some help from the right people (Samsung)! I would like to share it with others facing the same problem:
If you are using the D-sub 15 pin jack (VGA Monitor Cable: make sure its 15 pin and NOT 14 pins), follow these steps:
Make sure your TV and computer are off.
Using a 15 pin D-sub (standard) video cable, connect the Video Out jack on your computer's video card to the PC In jack on the back of your TV.
Using an audio cable with a min-stereo plug on one end and two RCA jacks on the other, connect the Audio Out jack on your computer to the left and right PC Audio In jacks on your TV. (Note: If you have your computer connected to separate speakers, you can skip this step)
Switch on the Notebook and Adjust the Resolution (800 x 600 pixels would do). You can go to Control Panel and Adjust the screen resolution. (Keep ‘Screen Refresh rate’ at 60hz in the Monitor Settings)
Switch on the TV and try to Select the Source as 'PC' (you can do this by either pressing the 'Source' button several times on your TV remote or go to the Menu - Setup and Select the 'PC' as source there).
In most cases, after following the above steps, the TV would start to show 'Auto Adjusting' message and it will start showing your Desk top on the TV. But incase it doesn't work, you can do the following:
a.Mostly the problem lies with the VGA cable. Make sure you have the right one (15 pin) and its securely attached at both ends. If you are not using the right VGA Cable, it means that there is no connection between your TV and Notebook. Your TV will show 'PC' in Grey in the Source Input list (Go to ‘Menu’ from the TV remote). b.Both your Notebook and TV should be switched off when you are connecting the cable otherwise one of them might have a problem detecting the other one. c.Try Pressing Fn + F5, F6, F7 (depends on which Notebook brand you are using) on your Notebook several times. At times, you will see some signs that the Notebook and TV are trying to connect. Select 'CRT' from list of displays available to you.