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# 141158 3-Mar-2014 10:27
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hey there got a laptop i want to hook up to a 43 inch lcd tv, whats the best cable to run need vga to hdmi, its got a res of 1024x768

it came up res to high, so is there a converter?

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  # 998002 3-Mar-2014 10:39
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Sorry what came up Res too high?

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  # 998032 3-Mar-2014 11:15
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best to do a VGA to S-video if you can. otherwise it's VGA to RCA would have to do.

 
 
 
 


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  # 998056 3-Mar-2014 11:46
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The TV doesn't have VGA input?

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  # 998088 3-Mar-2014 12:29
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DVI-hdmi works better but there can be sound issues. Probably better off getting a cheap video card with hdmi out.



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  # 998094 3-Mar-2014 12:36
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yes res to high popped up. its a laptop

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  # 998127 3-Mar-2014 13:03
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Might help if you can post the model of the laptop and TV youre trying to use. Ive seen similar messages before but that was years ago on 2000/XP.




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  # 998605 4-Mar-2014 10:22
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laptop model is HP cq57-206tu

 
 
 
 


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  # 998616 4-Mar-2014 10:39
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What sort of TV is it? I find it strange a TV would only support 1024x768 - this is what used to exist 4+ years ago with many old Plasma's.

If it does only support that the picture will look terrible anyway as 1024x768 is a 4:3 aspect ratio and the screen is 16:9





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  # 998618 4-Mar-2014 10:41
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Sorry, what is coming up Res too High - The TV, or the Laptop?

Is it quite an old TV?

Or is it one of those cheap Samsung Plasmas from last year? They had a max resolution like that (nowhere near full HD).

Sounds like you need to turn down the resolution on your laptop.



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  # 998724 4-Mar-2014 12:34
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the tv is a ps43e450 43 inch samsung

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  # 998756 4-Mar-2014 13:04
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Resolution 1,024 x 768

So you need to set your laptop to use that resolution or lower on the external screen.

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  # 998771 4-Mar-2014 13:24
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Yeah seen that on a couple of cheap one's a friend got to run advertising on. Had to warp the slideshow images for it to look ok over vga at the native resolutuon




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  # 1000058 6-Mar-2014 11:43
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ubergeeknz: Resolution 1,024 x 768

So you need to set your laptop to use that resolution or lower on the external screen.


so...
resolution spec from last century & no downscaling (or downscaling doesnt work)



Some TV's do have various issues connecting to PC's via hdmi : mine included, very buggy.

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  # 1000965 7-Mar-2014 18:52
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I use a VGA to HDMI converter box from jaycar - my 2 year old 42" tv also has a native resolution of 1024x768 even though the panel resolution is higher. Even at the 1024x768 its elongated to I just use a higher resolution anyway. Its not as crisp but its still quite usable.




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  # 1001005 7-Mar-2014 21:02
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perfect thats the answer ive been needing, was wondering if there was such a thing

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