Laptop to Samsung TV via VGA cable - unsuccessful !!
Hello.. I have been on about 4 forums now, and read all the similar / exact same problems and not one of them has come to a conclusion. No one, to my knowledge, actually got this working..
I have a new 40" Samsung LCD TV.. and a standard Dell laptop.. when I plug the VGA cable in both ends, and press Fn + F8 (to output to the tele), the PC option on the Source list on my TV is still greyed out.
However, I recently used the same laptop with a VGA cable to output to an older, Sony TV. It was just a big boxy one (i.e. not flat screen), 32".. and it worked fine! As soon as I pressed Fn + F8 it just appeared on the TV!
So this is puzzling me as this new Samsung TV is brand new and the VGA cable is brand new....
Any sensible suggestions would be greatly appreciated..
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Re: Laptop to Samsung TV via VGA cable - unsuccessful !!
The greyed out option indicates that no signal has been detected. Page 30 of the operations manual lists the supported display settings. Make sure that the laptop "screen" is within this range. Also, try making sure that the laptop is connected BEFORE you power on the set. There may be a glitch there.
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I had the same problem with my Samsung series 6 32" Lcd. After many hours of trying different settings and banging my head on the wall I found the solution. What the problem is your VGA cable not supporting the high resilotion of your Samsung TV. The simple solution is to buy a new VGA cable that supports HD. Take a look at this site you need something like this one! Hope this helps.....C
If the laptop has an HDMI port and the TV has one, then just use an HDMI cable.
HDMI cable is the simplest and easiest - unlike DVI/VGA cables, an HDMI cable can carry audio as well as video.
As HDMI is a digital connection, quality of the cable isn't an issue so
cheap cables are fine. You may need to change the P-Size setting on
your TV, with the hdmi connection selection you should be able to cycle
through 4:3, 16:9.
Most common problem is the VGA cable. Make sure you have the 15 pin VGA Monitor cable.
1. Switch off the TV & Notebook
2. Connect the VGA cable to the TV and Notebook.
3. Switch on the Notebook. Set the resolution to 800 x 600 Pixels (Go to Control Panel - Adjust Screen Resolution). Then go to Advanced settings and set 'Screen Refresh rate' as 60 hz in the Monitor tab,
4. Switch on the TV. Go to Source button from the TV remote and select PC as input source. Alternatively, you can go to 'Menu' and select 'PC' as input source. If the connection is made properly, PC option will NOT be GREY anymore.
5. Press Fn + F5, F6, F7 (depending on which Notebook brand you have)
Atlast I got some help from the right people (Samsung)! I would like to share it with others facing the same problem:
If you are using the D-sub 15 pin jack (VGA Monitor Cable: make sure its 15 pin and NOT 14 pins), follow these steps:
Make sure your TV and computer are off.
Using a 15 pin D-sub (standard) video cable, connect the Video Out jack on your computer's video card to the PC In jack on the back of your TV.
Using an audio cable with a min-stereo plug on one end and two RCA jacks on the other, connect the Audio Out jack on your computer to the left and right PC Audio In jacks on your TV. (Note: If you have your computer connected to separate speakers, you can skip this step)
Switch on the Notebook and Adjust the Resolution (800 x 600 pixels would do). You can go to Control Panel and Adjust the screen resolution. (Keep ‘Screen Refresh rate’ at 60hz in the Monitor Settings)
Switch on the TV and try to Select the Source as 'PC' (you can do this by either pressing the 'Source' button several times on your TV remote or go to the Menu - Setup and Select the 'PC' as source there).
In most cases, after following the above steps, the TV would start to show 'Auto Adjusting' message and it will start showing your Desk top on the TV. But incase it doesn't work, you can do the following:
a.Mostly the problem lies with the VGA cable. Make sure you have the right one (15 pin) and its securely attached at both ends. If you are not using the right VGA Cable, it means that there is no connection between your TV and Notebook. Your TV will show 'PC' in Grey in the Source Input list (Go to ‘Menu’ from the TV remote). b.Both your Notebook and TV should be switched off when you are connecting the cable otherwise one of them might have a problem detecting the other one. c.Try Pressing Fn + F5, F6, F7 (depends on which Notebook brand you are using) on your Notebook several times. At times, you will see some signs that the Notebook and TV are trying to connect. Select 'CRT' from list of displays available to you.