Connecting PC to sony SXRD with RGB cable no display?
I am getting no dispay from my PC notebook after connecting it to my 50" Sony SXRD. I have set the TV to Video 8 as it says you are suppose to but there is "no signal" is what it says. Anyone know what I am doing wrong??
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Sadly, RGB cannot carry sound. In order to hear the laptop sound on the television, You'll need to get an 1/8" headphone connector to RCA (White and Red plug) cable and connect it to the same input as the video is plugged in.
I believe it is called the "light engine" is going bad. The Sony SXRD is NOTORIOUS for this going bad. So much so that there was a class action lawsuit that extended the warranty. My 50" SXRD went bad after 12 months. Because of the class action lawsuit, it was basically fixed for free.
From user manual (page 68): Your computer comes with a built-in display panel, but you can also connect an external display device to an available video port, as follows: ❖ An external monitor or projector via the RGB (monitor) port ❖ A TV, VCR, or DVD recorder via the S-video (TV-out) port Before connecting an external monitor or video projector, configure your computer for the type of device you are connecting. To do this, refer to the documentation for your operating system and devices
So you have to use an RGB cable or a S-video cable : your cable should be plugged into 15 pin VGA port in your PC and plug it into a correspondent port in your TV. Try also S- video and select correponding input in your TV set (Both connection type DO NOT carry sound: use your audio connector from PC to TV audio input.) Configure your extended screen using your manual instruction: Once you have connected an external display device, you can choose to use the internal display only, the external device only, or both simultaneously. The quickest way to change the display output settings is to use the display hot key (Fn + F5): 1 Press Fn and F5 simultaneously. 2 While holding down Fn, press F5 repeatedly until the setting you want takes effect. Briefly pause each time you press the F5 key to allow time for the display to change. This hot key cycles through the settings in the following order: ❖ Built-in display only ❖ Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously ❖ External monitor only ❖ Built-in display and TV ❖ TV only
You need to toggle to the external display by holding the Fn key + F7 or F8. Look at your keyboard and you'll see little TV screen icons. You can also go to start/control panel/display settings or right click on your desktop and access the display properties.
There is usually two tabs with two displays and the active current display in from. Click the other and adjust the resolution and type using the drop down menus.
You might need to consult your TV manual as well to make sure your in the right input mode.
This tv will only output the sound from a digital tv channel through the optical output when using the tv's digital tuner. So if you are connecting a DVD etc it will not output through the optical output on the tv. ONLY digital chanels through the tv's tuner will give you sound. Refer to the tv's owners manual for more info.