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Connecting my laptop to 37pf9986

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Tony B, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Tony B

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    I have not succeeded so far...

    Using VGA out of laptop to DVI on 9986.

    For each monitor resolution setting on the laptop I get "Picture format not supported" on the TV.

    I have now installed Powerstrip on the laptop - what should I set?

    I am using Windows XP SP2 and the laptop has a maximum res of 1920*1200 @60Hz

    TIA!
     
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    If you are inputting an anologue signal via the VGA socket it has to be Progressive Scan. I expect this will not be possible from a laptop - or will powerstrip do this?

    Does your laptop have a DVI-D output? This works with the 9986.

    Jimmy
     
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    I got my laptop to work with my 32PF9986 (before it went back to John Lewis) by using a VGA lead and the VGA to DVI adaptor that came with the TV. As I remember, the resolutions that worked were 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 768 - each at 32 bit colour. My PC worked at these resolutions too.

    With a laptop of course you need to press the external monitor key combo to get the VGA port to work - like you would to use a projector.

    Good luck and, if you do get it working, make sure you run the HiDef movie downloads from the Microsoft and DivX sites through it - they look great! :D
     

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