Big problem with my HDMI quality (more detail inside)


Standard Member

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop with windows 7, and a Polaroid 26inch HD Ready TV.

When I connect my HDMI cable from my Laptop to my TV, then I change the source on my TV to HDMI1, it comes up fine.

Here's the problem

The quality of picture is quite poor. I don't know how to describe it but it's all 'scratchy' and the colours are way off. Like on my laptop it may be orange, on the tv it'll be dark red. I tried changing the resolution, I tried everything, nothing fixes this problem. Also, when I'm playing a movie there's lines (like those on old vhs tapes) (not as severe though). Any help guys? Would be GREATLY appreciated.


Active Member
Could be the laptops resolution needs changing to suit the resolution of the TV.


Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
On most laptops there's a key sequence needed which toggles the VGA port between internal (view on laptop screen only), view via 15 pin Dsub VGA connector and view on both.
On my Dell it's the function key + F5; on some others it's Fn + F8.
Consult your laptop manual to check this.

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