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

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Connecting Laptop to LCD


I've been trying to connect my laptop to the Samsung TV using a VGA cable (male to male). I think I've determined its something to do with the tv because the cable works when I plug it into my monitor on my personal computer. I cannot get the tv to register that anything is plugged into the PC slot. When i press source it is only recognising the DVD player and Sky box plugged in through scart. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    I also have the same problem. My laptop detects the TV once connected with the VGA male to male cable but the TV does not detect the laptop to allow me to activate the "PC" mode. Have contacted Samsung but they don't know what the problem is. Could it be the type of graphics card I have? (ATI)



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It might have something to do with wether the VGA cable has all pins connected.
I think some cables don't have all 15-pins wired.
As soon my LCD TV works I will post the outcome.
Greetz Arno

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

  • Arni Jun 13, 2008

    Solved the problem connecting samsung LCD TV with laptop.

    You need all 15 pins wired VGA D-Sub connector cable.

    The faulty cable had only 9 pins wired !!

    Greetz Arnyparty.



I've also got the 32 inch samsung and have just connected my laptop through a VGA cable, male to male.
I had to set up my multi screen on my laptop for it to work.
You must tell the laptop to send the image through the cable to the tv.
the only problem i found (more so with the laptop) is that i can not set the resolution perfect for the tv.
I'm sure i'll figure it out.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008


Ive got the same problem.......hopefully somebody will be able to solve this one!

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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