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HEY HELLO. I bought a PHILIPS FLAT TV 42-inch and fail to connect a leptop it through HDMI. I tried the cable to DVI and I APPEARS NO SIGNAL, CABLE WE DO NOT know what to do ..... PLEASE ADVICE an idea. THANK YOU

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Hi, To get the laptop to display on the TV, you have to set the aspect ratio on the laptop to one or two lower settings. This should work for you. Good luck

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Hi, Simply attaching the cable isn't always enough. Sometimes you actually have to tell the laptop to display via HDMI or DVI onto your external monitor or it will not output any signal.

Try pressing Windows Key+P, this will change your presentation settings in Windows (What screens you get a display on and how they are displayed). Cycle through to either "projector only" or "duplicate screens" and see if you get a display on your TV then.

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If you add a comment with the model of your TV and laptop, I'll be glad to give you more specific options to connect the TV and the computer.

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