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Trying to connect laptop to plasma tv model number 42PF9945. keeps displaying picture format not supported. using vga to vga on tv.

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I have the same TV and i finally installed ubuntu. Use Terminal and put this "xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 800x600 --rate 56" then your Tv will be at 800x600 at 56hz. I'm trying to put it at 1080i but Tv not responds.
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Hi,

To my knowledge your Philips 42PF9945 is capable of a maximum of 852 x 480screen resolution at 50Hz. It is TV standard but pretty low for PC work, that being the case, perhaps what is required is for you to lower the Screen Resolution as well as the Screen refresh Rate of the laptop. They may be found in the display properties (Control Panel) or right click on any clear area of your desktop.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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