Connecting laptop to lcd tv

  Grambo 12:02 26 Apr 2009

I wish to connect a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop to a Sony Bravia tv. Im getting a vga cable this afternoon and found how to change setting to 'PC' on the tv. Im not sure how to change setting on laptop, but seem to remember its one of the F keys. Of course, i will want to reverse this at some stage, to view on laptop screen again.

The tv is only 720p as far as i know. Will i have to change resolution aswell?


  ambra4 13:36 26 Apr 2009

Connect the monitor to the blue connector and using the “FN” key (Function) and the

“CRT/LCD” key look at the top of keyboard “F” keys

Hold down the FN key and press the CRT/LCD key once

Display will change as follows: -

Press once laptop display only

Press again external display only

Press again both laptop and external display

You must hold down the FN key each time you press the CRT/LCD key

Depending in the size of the monitor you will have to adjust the screen resolution for the

display to fill the monitor screen

Right click on windows desktop-properties-setting and change the screen resolution to

the correct size

  ambra4 13:38 26 Apr 2009

You have to set the laptop to show both laptop and external displays, if set to external

display only, the display will default back to the laptop display every time you power on

or reboot the laptop

  Grambo 16:44 26 Apr 2009

that did the trick. I assume i need another cable to get sound thru the tv

  ambra4 16:58 26 Apr 2009

Yes you need a 3.5mm stereo connector to what ever type of connector on the TV

  Grambo 17:48 26 Apr 2009

something like this ?

click here

  ambra4 18:42 26 Apr 2009

Yes that will work

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