Connecting Pc to new TV

  Sara K 00:15 15 Aug 2010
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I have just bought a new Samsung HD TV. The manual mentions connecting to a PC using a VGA cable.

I have tried connecting using a VGA cable (15 pin) to "PC in" but get a "no signal" message on the TV when selecting the PC as source. I have tried rebooting the PC when connected but no luck.

I would like to get the PC display on both my TV and PC at the same time.

Is this possible?

  rdave13 01:28 15 Aug 2010

Have a look at your PC manual. You might have to select keys to set for two outputs. Usually found with the settings of your graphics card.
Nvidea control, on my set-up, in notification area.

  Sara K 02:31 15 Aug 2010

Thanks. I have found Nvidea control and the samsung is shown there.

I now have my desktop wallpaper only displayed on my Tv as the Samsung is shown a secondary display.

Do I need to clone the displays?

Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:41 15 Aug 2010

One way is
1. Using the function key combination to swap monitors, (Fn F10 on mine), I set it so that only the external monitor is enabled.
2. Then, (as this is now the primary monitor) I use the windows display manager (in Vista you can access this through Windows key & 'X') to select the notebook monitor as my extended desktop.

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