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help needed in connecting toshiba regza tv to laptop

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Found 11th Aug 2009
hi, would anyone be able to help me connect my tv to my laptop?
what is the simplist way to do it?
rep given for any help!

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what sort of connections does the tv have?

Check your laptop for an output video port. Could be ]D-sub, ]DVI or ]HDMI.

Same for your TV, work out what you need from the pictures, for example; DVI Laptop to HDMI TV - like ]this.

Original Poster

am using a vga cable at the moment, but i only manage to get a square picture which is really low resolution with no sound, every time i try n raise the resolution i loose the picture completely

The laptop's output port is VGA/D-Sub?

The same for the TV?

Original Poster

yeah bought a male to male cable n like i say i can get a picture but it's small and really low res, also would be of help if some one knew how to get sound, i'm not very good at fiddling with computers so any help would be great!

missp27;5990517

yeah bought a male to male cable n like i say i can get a picture but … yeah bought a male to male cable n like i say i can get a picture but it's small and really low res, also would be of help if some one knew how to get sound, i'm not very good at fiddling with computers so any help would be great!



You won't get sound through it, as VGA cables only carry video signals. You'll need to use the speakers on the laptop, or connect it to the TV / External speakers via another cable.

Are you messing with the resolution settings on the laptop, or the TV?

Original Poster

lol silly me i didn't know about the sound thing, :P
on the laptop, would be happy if i could make it widescreen but it doesn't seem to want to let me

missp27;5990572

lol silly me i didn't know about the sound thing, :Pon the laptop, would … lol silly me i didn't know about the sound thing, :Pon the laptop, would be happy if i could make it widescreen but it doesn't seem to want to let me



I haven't plugged mine into the TV for ages, so can't remember for sure what settings I changed. I'm sure someone who has their PC/laptop hooked up in this way will be able to help you better than me :-D

Sorry, I couldn't find this thread for some reason lol.

Can you tell me the model number of the laptop?

Original Poster

it's a fujitsu siemens amilo Li 2727

Just try this:

intel.com/sup…htm

To update the graphics drivers.

If that don't work, go here: downloadcenter.intel.com/Pro…800
And then choose your operating system. With any luck it should give you more resolutions to choose.

Original Poster

PhearFactor;5990693

Just try this:http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/detect.htmTo update … Just try this:http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/detect.htmTo update the graphics drivers.If that don't work, go here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2800And then choose your operating system. With any luck it should give you more resolutions to choose.



i'm downloading an update now, hope it works
thanks, rep added!

You know where to go to change the resolution correct?

Original Poster

yeah, was playing with that earlier would only seem to work on the lowest resolution

You may need to change the refresh rate which I think is in the advanced options.

Original Poster

PhearFactor;5990693

Just try this:http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/detect.htmTo update … Just try this:http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/detect.htmTo update the graphics drivers.If that don't work, go here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2800And then choose your operating system. With any luck it should give you more resolutions to choose.



Thank you so much! the update worked!
it's now working properly in widesceen!

No worries. Glad it worked :thumbsup:
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