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Using an hdtv as monitor from laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lorelai, Nov 9, 2006.

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  1. lorelai

    lorelai Banned Thread Starter

    Nov 9, 2006
    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.
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

    Nov 28, 2005
    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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