Question about Samsung SP-R4232 42 in. Plasma HDTV
I'm trying to connect my laptop to a new TV I bought to use the TV as an external monitor. The laptop is an Alienware Area-51m 7700 and the TV is a Samsung which was just purchased a month ago, and the laptop is running on Vista. The TV only has VGA (or HDMI) input and the laptop only has DVI so I'm using a DVI to VGA cable to connect the two. OK, so that's all the background, here's the problem: When I hook them up Vista detects the new display OK and gives me the option of using the laptop only, TV only or both to display so I chose both for now. When I then go to PC mode on the TV, I get no output and then the TV goes to standby. When I press "Source" again on the remote to waken the TV, I see my laptop's output flash on the screen for one brief second and then the screen goes dark and says "No Signal", then after a few seconds goes back to standby mode. So, any suggestions? Like I said, my laptop detects the display and whenever I go back to PC mode I see the output for a split second, so they're connected, it's just...not working properly. Thanks for any help you can give
The problem with adapters is they dont always pass all information thru,,try changing the screen resolution on the laptop down a little
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
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