Help needed connecting Laptop to LCD TV

Muffminer

Active Member
Hi,

It's a VGA connection from the laptop to the LCD TV managed to get picture etc by changing the resolution. However when i come to play any videos the picture doesn't show and a black screen where the video should be playing.

Ive tried to think what it could be maybe codecs?

Any help would be appreciated i wanna watch Prison Break on the big TV :(.
 

Empwan

Well-known Member
I've had similar problems with my RockT72 to a Philips 9830.

I had to update my graphic drivers (vista) to forceware drivers.

Then make the output resolution the lowest possible.

What codec pack you using? I'm using VLC full
 

Looeewoo

Active Member
Hi,

It's a VGA connection from the laptop to the LCD TV managed to get picture etc by changing the resolution. However when i come to play any videos the picture doesn't show and a black screen where the video should be playing.

Ive tried to think what it could be maybe codecs?

Any help would be appreciated i wanna watch Prison Break on the big TV :(.

I think this is an overlay problem. Does the video appear if you switch to output only on the TV (usually done by pressing the Fn key with F5 or similar - look for a TV icon on the function keys)?
 

Muffminer

Active Member
I think this is an overlay problem. Does the video appear if you switch to output only on the TV (usually done by pressing the Fn key with F5 or similar - look for a TV icon on the function keys)?

Spot on mate, cheers was Fn & F5 to make it show on the TV :smashin: all works now yay
 

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