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Connecting my laptop to my samsung lcd tv

My tv isn't giving me the selection to use pc as an input when i have my laptop plugged in to my tv

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  • skirch1 Feb 12, 2009

    Cannot access the pc source to connect laptop to tv

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Go to the INPUT on the menu.scroll down the Edit Name list until you get to PC.

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