Question about Optoma HD70 DLP Projector
I just bought my optoma hd70 and cannot connect it to my laptop. I use Vista Ultimate.
The projector cannot sem to find the source.
I brought home my work laptop (xp) which I connect to other projectors at work just fine with no difference
I have successfully connected to my desktop (xp) so I know it works.
I am using the standard male-male monitor cable
To connect your laptop to a video projector, just follow these steps:
1. Connect your laptop's external video connector to the video projector.
You can use either the S-Video or external monitor port. You can do this with the laptop on or off, though eventually you do need to turn it on. Oh, what the heck: Turn on the laptop now!
2. Connect the laptop's audio-out port to the projector or to the location's sound system.
3. As long as you're connecting things, see whether you can plug the laptop into an AC socket.
No sense in wasting battery power for a presentation - or running out of battery juice in the middle of that presentation!
If your laptop has Windows Vista, go on to Step 4a. If you have Windows XP, skip to Step 4b.
4. a. In Windows Vista, open the Personalization icon in the Control Panel and then click Display Settings.
4. b. In Windows XP, open the Display icon in the Control Panel and then click the Settings tab.
The job of the Settings tab, shown in Figure 1, is to confirm that your laptop's hardware is working and that it recognizes the video projector as the external monitor. For most modern laptops, this happens automatically; the only time you really need to use the Settings dialog box is when things are hinkey.
5. Check the image; preview the slide show.
At first, the projector may just show your laptop's Windows desktop. That's not why people are coming to the meeting, though. Take your presentation for a "pre-run." Load that main slide and ensure that it shows up on the screen. If so, you're ready to go.
If the slide show has sound effects, preview them, as well, to ensure that the sound system is working.
6. Close the laptop's lid and wait to be introduced.
You can just leave your laptop at the podium, lid closed, ready to go. When you open the lid, the presentation is ready to run. If there are too many people around and security is a concern, you may want to take the laptop with you.
At other times, the video projector acts as the laptop's second monitor. The laptop shows the regular laptop screen, but the presentation appears on the video projector. (That's just PowerPoint being smart.)
Here are a few tips about making your laptop/projector connection a smooth one:
Posted on May 15, 2008
Try lowering your laptop's screen resolution and refresh rates to the lowest possible.
Additionally, you need to press Fn + F? keys on the laptop to cycle on laptop display, laptop display + external; display, external display.
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.
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Posted on May 15, 2008
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