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Dell Dimension 4700 desktop to Phillips TV

Hi, I am trying to connect my desktop to my tv using a VGA cable.
I go in to VGA mode (pressing F8 on start up) the picture on the TV is fine but I can no longer use my keyboard.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this?

Thanks,

Ryan

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  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Sorry please ignore above post

  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Hi,

    On normal start up the screen resolution is fuzzy I read some where that to get this to work I had to go in to VGA mode by pressing F8



    Thanks

  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks will give that a try Joed



    Cheers

  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Hi,



    I would like to use my flat screen tv (Phillips 20PF4121/05) to watch films connected via a VGA cable and a dell dimension 4700 desktop. The only way I seem to be able to get a good picture on the tv is to go into advanced options on the desktop by repeatedly pressing F8 on windows start up and selecting VGA mode which allows me to to have the pc screen on the tv but the keyboard no longer works.



    I have tried to get this to work on normal start up by changing the screen resolution as per previous post but this does not fix the problem as the screen is out of focus and fuzzy.



    When connecting my laptop which is no longer working... to fix this problem I would press fn & F11 to get a good picture.

  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks knotbeendan



    The videocard is a radeon x300 and I am running windows xp home edition, as far as I can see I do not appear to have a desktop manager.



    Just on the radeon site just now going to try and update the drivers as you suggest.

  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Hi Dan,



    Just ran a diagnostic tool to find out what graphics card I have and the results confirmed that it's a "Radeon X300" chip type Radeon X300/X550 type.

    Internal dac type 400MHz.

    128 mb memory.



    Yeah the TV has a PC mode.



    My pc is almost ancient and it probably about time I got myself a decent Ram, Video card, and sound card update. :-)



    Thanks for your help on this one



    Cheers



  • gimmiesound Feb 11, 2009

    Dan, I updated my drivers and downloaded the desktop manager for my video card and messed about with the settings. It's working perfectly now.



    Thanks again for all your help with this one



    Cheers

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    you are going to have to find drivers for your video card it sounds like. Try going to the manufacturers website and see if they have any drivers for doing this type of setup.

    Do you know if you have any kind of desktop manager for your video card? To find out right click on your desktop and see if there is something on there from your card man. Like Nvidia properties or something.

    What type of card do you have and what os are you running?

    Basicially your problem is that laptops come ready for dual display and it is a little harder to do this on desktops when you have different size monitors and such. So you have to set up your computer to have dual monitors which are different.

    Is your origional monitor VGA or DVI?


  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Can you be a little more clear on what you are asking? What do you mean pressing F8 on start up? If you have your computer set up as a monitor is it an LCD tv/monitor, or what do you mean VGA?

    Or is your computer set up for dual display?
    (two monitors)

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    You should be able to go to the control panel > display and set the resolution to one that will look clear on the TV.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Explain why you hit F8 on start up?

    F8 on start up is for safe mode and tha may be the reason your keyboard is not working.You should start your computer normally if the TV is hooked to your VGA port.

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This is what i found about your card on the website. that is if you mean the x1300

Get high image fidelity with CRT and LCD displays, TVs, rear projection and plasma TVs, as well as projectors. Avivo introduces new life to colors across the entire spectrum with an advanced 10-bit-per-color display engine. Gain better digital signal reception, and maintain cleaner video with hardware noise reduction. Enjoy high-quality analog video capture enabled by robust 12-bit analog-to-digital converters.

So this tells me they have some sort of prgram or decoder for tv's. I'll keep looking
Are you using a pc to tv box?

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Feb 11, 2009

    Yeah i found your card and it seems like it should be able to handle what you want but you are right in the fact that if you get updated equipment it will be a lot easier for you

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Feb 11, 2009

    Glad i could help you out and you didn't even need to upgrade anything.

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