PC to TV help please.

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EdwardCurrent

Hello All.

Could somebody help me out please.

I have a Samsung laptop with a 7 pin 's' type outlet, and a 15 pin VGA Type connector.
My Samsung tv has a marked 'PC in' a 15 pin VGA connector, as well as HDMI 's.

I know it sounds daft but if I get a VGA lead and connect it between them will my TV turn into my monitor :eek: :eek: ??? Or will I need software/drivers etc etc :mad: .

Thank you for any advice.
Regards

Ed.
 
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Just connect it up with the VGA cable. Don't forget to set the resolution on your graphics card to that of the monitor.
 
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Sorry if this first comment is too basic... you'll also need to switch the output on which is typically "Function-F7" which will cycle from laptop only to laptop+external to external only. You might find it problematical on laptop+external since the resolutions are unlikely to match; various things can go wrong like not filling the screen or resizing your desktop etc. Depending on the laptop, you may be able to set the output to a different resolution and keep the laptop display correct. If your TV is full HD, your laptop might not be able to drive it correctly.
 
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You might be able to use USB to HDMI lead if supported .
 
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