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#80100 26-Mar-2011 15:25
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Just got a cable and connect from my PC to my TV (to the PC port) but the TV turns off when I select PC??  Is there something I have to do with the PC for the signal to be recognized?

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  #452089 26-Mar-2011 15:34
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Select a display resolution and refresh rate that the TV supports.

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  #452091 26-Mar-2011 15:35
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what colour cable? Is it connected to the blue port on the laptop...aka VGA port?
or to the HDMI or DVI port?

Try going into graphics properties(control panel, display or right click desktop Graphics Properties/Properties) and turn on the extended display

need more info though, Windows XP? 7? TV Type(Samsung LCD from the sounds of it?)

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 


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  #454418 2-Apr-2011 01:44
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Yeah, more information is needed. I am lucky as my tv supports PC so it just becomes a bigger monitor. I use Windows XP SP3 and use a normal VGA cable running from the back of the TV to the PC.

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