Well, I can't get my TV to show my PC display. The source button skips right over "PC" and even under menu/input "PC" is grayed out. I'm using a standard VGA cable, trying to get my laptop to display on the TV. I know it isn't the laptop, because if I hook it to my desktop monitor it works just fine. I have a Samsung LN-S4092D. Any help would be great. Thanks!
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Check that the current input is TV. Press the Input button on the TV or the remote. If it isn't, press Input several times or use the Up/Down arrows. Once TV is highlighted, then either wait or press Enter to go to that source. Now try to access the Channels sub-menu.
I hope this helps. The manual for the Sharp LC-26DV24U is available at Sears Parts Direct: https://c.searspartsdirect.com/mmh/pd_download/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0810455.pdf .
(It's normal for most TVs to skip parts of the On-screen menu when the source isn't compatible with the options in that section. Note: if you are using a universal remote, even if there is a source/input button, you may need to try multiple codes for the Sharp brand to ensure that the Input/Source button works. The On/Off code is usually going to work with several codes.)
Do you see the menu when you press the menu button. If the menu looks ok, then you may have a problem with one of your inputs. Try a different input port and change the TV to that input. Also try a new cable and try a DVD input or other video source to help isolate the problem.
Make sure you haven't selected the wrong input using the input or source button on your remote control. You may have to cycle through several choice until you get to TV or Tuner or something similar. Cycle slowly, some TV's take a few seconds to render the picture one you choose a different input source.
The TV/Video button on the original remote for the KDL-26S2000 should let you cycle through the inputs on the TV. This button is at the upper left of the remote. (However, if you have set the system to Skip inputs, you may need to remove the skip option.)
There is also a TV/Video button on the front of the TV. It's the second button from the left on the panel (it's just to the right of the menu button).
To reset the input list, press Menu and navigate to Settings. Select the Setup sub-menu and then select the Label Video Inputs. Give the input any label other than skip.
Some TVs work best if the TV is turned on and set to that input source before you turn on the source device.
The signal that tells the TV that the source is on is broadcasted over the Green connection. Try another cable on the Green only. You won't get color, but you should get a picture. It could just be a bad cable. Some TVs you can Skip or Deactivate your inputs. Go into the menu and make sure the input is active. Lastly, whatever piece of equipment you are hooking up make sure it is set for Component and not Composite.
PiP for your TV works between two different sources. This means between a component source and an HDMI source or between an HDMI source and another HDMI source. PiP also works with a PC connection, e.g. when using the TV as a computer display. PiP does not work between two component sources. The setting will be grayed out when you don't have a configuration that is supported, as the Samsung TV's are usually able to automatically detect which sources are plugged in and available.
I'm not exactly sure what sort of configuration you want your PiP to work in, but try one of the following configurations.
TV Cable (through VCR or other via Component input) with Satellite in PiP (via HDMI input)
PS3 (via HDMI Input) with Satellite in PiP (via Component Input)
Wii via HDMI Input) with PS3 in PiP (via HDMI Input)
You can usually find an HDMI cable for much cheaper at an electronics supplies shop, Radio Shack, or on eBay or Gumtree. To change your PiP settings:
Press the MENU button on the remote control. Select Picture and press Enter.
Select PIP and press Enter.
Press the enter button again, and press up or down to change the setting to On and press enter again. Note: If PIP is activated the screen will display in widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio.)
Press the up or down buttons to select the Source then press the Enter button. Select the source of the sub-picture by pressing the up and down arrows and then pressing the Enter button. Note: The sub-picture can serve different source selections based on the what the main source is set to. Note: You may notice that the picture in the PIP window becomes slightly unnatural when you use the main screen to view a game or karaoke.
Go into the menu on the TV and go to the far right under setup. Select "video label" then select "program". A menu will come up listing the 7 inputs. Make sure that the input you are using for your PS3 is not set to "skip". While you're there, set any of the other outputs you're not using to "skip". Your TV/Video button will only cycle through the ones that aren't skipped. Have Fun!
Found some relevant info on how to adjust your video settings... You might want to give it a try!
4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
Color Temperature. 4.12.1 Auto Adjust
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE ADJUST
page. Press the button to highlight the Auto
Press the button for the LCD HDTV to adjust to
the PC signal timing automatically. 4.12.2 H-SIZE
Press the button to highlight the H-Size selection.
Press the button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture. Use the or button to adjust
the horizontal size. 4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
Press the button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
Press the button to start adjusting the horizontal position of the picture. Use the or button to
adjust the horizontal position. 4.12.4 Vertical Shift
Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
Press the button to start adjusting the vertical position of the picture. Use the or button to adjust
the vertical position. 4.12.5 Fine Tune
Press the button to highlight the Fine Tune selection.
Press the button to start tuning the to the PC signal. Use the or button to adjust the tuning
4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
Your LCD HDTV features four viewing modes and Picture-In-Picture (PIP)/Picture-by-Picture (POP) mode.
You can switch viewing modes using the remote control. 4.14.2 Viewing Modes Normal Mode
The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black bars are
added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV broadcasts are
displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. Movies in 4:3 Aspect Ratio may be referred
to as pan-and-scan or full frame. These movies were originally filmed in 16:9
(widescreen), and then modified to fit a traditional TV screen (4:3). Wide Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full-frame movie in this mode,
the display image is stretched proportionately to fill the TV screen.
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1 source) program or movie, the
display image fills the TV screen. If you are watching a widescreen
(1.85:1 or 2.35:1 source) program or movie, there will still be black
bars at the top and bottom. Zoom Mode
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1, 1.85:1, or 2.35:1 source)
program or movie, the display image is zoomed proportionally to fill the
width of the screen. The top and bottom are cut off to remove most of
the source material’s black bars. This mode is good for programs or
movies with sub-titles. Panoramic Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in this mode,
the 4:3 Aspect Ratio (1.33:1 source) display image is stretched
horizontally on the left and right sides to fill the TV screen. The center
of the image is not stretched.
Note: Viewing modes are saved based on input. For example, you lasted watched a DVD in widescreen mode and then watched TV in standard mode. When you switch back to DVD input, the viewing mode will return to widescreen.