Question about Televison & Video
i wish to connect my dell inspiron laptop to my technika 37" lcd tv (ex tesco) to use as an external monitor for viewing downloaded film and dvd movies. i can't find the manual so can anyone help with info on the correct cabling and setup. i have tried an s video cable on the advice of a guy in currys but none of the extension modes find it. there is a small jack input on the back of the tv marked pc but what do i connect this to on the laptop.
all advice gratefully recieved
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most tvs can only handle a couple resolutions (ie 640x480) through the pc input. Even some HD tvs can only do 480. Check that your video is turned on and setup to the acceptable resolutions.
right click your desktop
go to properties
click settings tab
click on the 2nd monitor
make sure the box is clicked at the bottom
"extend my windows desktop onto this monitor"
instructions for windows xp
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
one quick fix you can try. plug in the HDMI cable, slect a digital audio sound output from the sound settings on your machine, then leave it connected and restart it. It just might work.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
that is the simplest way. please rate, thanks and have a good day
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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