Using TV as screen for laptop

  Spock1958 16:48 29 Aug 2007

How does one go about viewing images on a laptop on an LCD TV? I am assuming that the TV has scart and AV sockets. I don't know the exact details as this is a second hand question from a very not techy person, but the TV is a Samsung 40 inch LCD model LE40R8.

  dms05 16:56 29 Aug 2007

I have a LCD TV that I can connect my laptop to. The TV has a standard monitor socket and came with a lead that plugged into the standard monitor output on my laptop. I had to adjust the laptop video settings to the correct resolution to allow it to display. Remember LCD TV's have quite low resolution and that seems fixed despite the size.

  Stuartli 17:54 29 Aug 2007

Not all Samsung 40in LCDs appear to have a VGA input socket.

Your LE40R8 model number doesn't appear to be correct.

  Spock1958 22:31 29 Aug 2007

Is LE40R87BDX/XEU more helpful?

  Stuartli 22:46 29 Aug 2007

In a word, yes..:-)


click here

You'll notice it has a SGVA/VGA input facility.

  Stuartli 22:51 29 Aug 2007

Read it again and it actually goes up to 1360x768, with other choices in between.

My offspring uses his 32in LCD Sharp model for displaying all types of input from his computer system (his whole house is wireless equipped for use with the TV, laptop, music storage, computer recorded PVR etc).

The TV produces perfectly watchable images from all sources.

  Spock1958 06:55 30 Aug 2007

Thanks all.

  nickybhoy 13:03 10 Sep 2007

ive connected my laptop to my tv but moving the source selection to 'pc' displays "Mode Not Supported". What do i do to get the tv to display my pc?

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