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09-Nov-2006, 09:00 PM #1
Using an hdtv as monitor from laptop
Ok, I have a new compaq presario, running xp, and jacked the vga cable I bought from the laptop to the hdtv's vga input, then set the tv to "VGA", but get "no signal". Do I have to go into the notebook's monitor display properties to somehow get one device to recognize the other? Thanks.
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09-Nov-2006, 11:25 PM #2
I have seen some laptops that let you enable and disable the VGA output using either a set-up menu or keyboard shortcut. Your laptop's user manual should have the information.

Also check the specifications for the HDTV set for any limitations for the video formats (resolution and frequencies) that it supports. You then need to make sure that the laptop's VGA signals meet those requirements.
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