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

1 Answer

Trying to hook compaq presario laptop to philips lcd digital tv

I am wanting to hook my laptop to my tv so that I can watch online tv,movies, etc on my television. I have already purchased a vga to s video cable, as well as audio cable, and s video cord,and hdmi cables. My computer, Compaq cq50-142us only has a VGA port, and the tv, a 42" Philips LCD Digital has s video and hdmi ports. Someone said I would have to figure out how to send analog to digital and told me I needed these cords, but it doesn't seem to be working.When I hook everything up, the pc screen goes black and the blue tv screen says "no signal". Could it be as simple as some settings I just need to tweak? Or do I need some new cables? If anyone knows how I can do this, I would be really thankful :)

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Hey fox,
sounds to me like a connection problem. If the compaqs output is vga, you need to convert the input (tv side ) to hdmi, component, s-vidio... what ever you can find. Typically when you hook up your computer to a flat screen or such, its best to try to use the hdmi ports or the rpg. But if thats not available you need to take the outout from your laptop ( whatever type that might be and input it into your flat screen tv. If you input laptop into tv under ( eg..HDMI) then when you VIEW it you need to select the correct source on your flat screen. Such as hdmi or pcmi or rpg.I know that the do sell alot of cables that adapt from one type of connection to another. Typically only one cable is required from the laptop to the flat screen. If you think about it you are only using the flat screen as a monitor.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I had a guy to hook up my computer to it as a monitor; so could watch movies. he tried to set the resolution. now it just says,not set for this resolution. wont do anything else...cant even get to anything...


James if the laptop was powered on when trying to connect to the Emerson tv you might want to release the power from the capacitors on both the laptop along with the TV; simply by unplugging both power sources for at least 30-60 secs then reboot and make sure to have the VGA back connected when booting .

Aug 04, 2013 | Emerson LC320EM2 32" LCD HD Television

1 Answer

Hooked up Xbox 360 last week, now can't watch movies.


turn off parental controls on x box and tv if they are avalible on your tv. then you can watch any movie you want. go to menu then system set and you should see parental controls there. hope this helps

Jan 25, 2013 | Philips Flat Panel Televisions

1 Answer

Type of Cord to hook Laptop to TV


You need a standard VGA cable to go from the laptop to the TV. Keep in mind that the sound will still come from the laptop not the TV speakers. You can get a cable here if you need one.

http://www.ccl-la.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=83_87&products_id=54

Jul 15, 2012 | Vizio SV421XVT 42 in. LCD TV

1 Answer

I have a Philips 47" flat screen it has HDMI


First of all you must check that your laptop supports a protocol called "DHCP" over DVI. Otherwise you are chasing your tail. This information will probably be in the manual or available online. DHCP is a special handshake protocol for HDMI and your television and computer will not talk to eachother without it. If you find it to be compatible you need to lock down which input on the TV it is. Plug something in via HDMI and verify you see it. Then unplug it and plug your computer into this port. You don't want to be flicking through inputs trying to find it. Also, hook up an external monitor to the laptop and figure what needs to be done to display on it. Then try the television. My guess, though, is that you won't find DHCP compatibility if it is an older laptop. My best advice is to buy a Playstation 3 and watch Netflix with that. Otherwise you'll need a different way of hooking up which might include buying an expensive converter box and/or watching poor quality video.
-Good luck

Apr 24, 2011 | Philips Flat Panel Televisions

1 Answer

I have a 32" lcd TV and I want to hook my hp


What kind of computer do you have? In some cases you have to change settings within your pc or mac

Mar 12, 2011 | LG 32LD350 32 in. LCD TV

1 Answer

How do i watch movies on a philips 42pfl5603d/f7 from flash drive


the flash drive connection is usually for viewing pictures, but in most cases its used to upgrade the tv

Nov 18, 2009 | Philips 42PFL5603D/F7 LCD TV

3 Answers

Samsung lcd tv is saying low or weak signal when trying to tune it in


you can only use your tv to scan for channels with an antenna or if you have that tv hooked to cable television. use your Directv receiver to scan for channels, if you have an antenna hooked up to it. --------------- click this link for more help http://www.highdefforum.com/directv-forum/77638-new-lcd-tv-d-sd-no-weak-signal.html thaNKS.

Jul 11, 2009 | Samsung LE40R74BDX 40 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

Programming dvd player


It sounds like you may not be on the correct input selection on the tv to watch the dvd player. Ther are probably three or four inputs to choose from on your tv. whichever input you hooked the dvd player into on the tv is the same imput you have select using the tv's remote control in order to watch movies on the dvd player.

May 31, 2009 | iLO 3200 32 in. LCD Television

2 Answers

Trying to connect PC to Philips LCD HDTV


While the tv is on the right input, and the computer is running, try unhooking the cable and hooking it back in. That's the only way I can get my Philips to detect the HDMI signal from my pc. I haven't found a fix for it though.

Jan 29, 2008 | Philips 37PF9996 37 in. HD-Ready LCD...

1 Answer

Philips 26pf5320


Hello, one of possible solutions is to replace T7735 by the same type of transistor and L5753 (220uH use 470uH). This is a job for a technician. Best regards, Arpi

Apr 09, 2007 | Philips 26PF5320 26 in. LCD Television

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung LE32R74BDX 32 in. HD-Ready LCD Television Logo

767 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Flat Panel Televisions Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4706 Answers

Steve McIntosh

Level 1 Expert

11 Answers

brian more

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

Are you a Samsung Flat Panel Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...