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Issues Connecting Laptop to Samsung TV

by Techn00 / December 9, 2010 4:36 AM PST

I'm having problems connecting my asus ul30 to my samsung LE19R86BDX tv via hdmi. There is an hdmi button but it says mode not supported.

On the other hand, vga works fine, though it has been known to play up in the past. However this input is on a different channel (pc). i know the hdmi works as the ps3 connects to it.

The laptop screen flashes and prepares for connecting when its hooked in, but nothing is displayed on the tv. I have a feeling this may be a prominent samsung tv issue, but haven't found any solutions.

any suggestions? thanks.

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Actually not a samsung exclusive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2010 4:45 AM PST

After helping some hundred pc to hdmi setups samsung is not a recurring problem. Instead I find folk that didn't know about setting up the display settings in Windows. Sometimes it's a driver issue.

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Issues Connecting Laptop to Samsung TV
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 9, 2010 9:26 AM PST


With everything connected and running, try to change the name of the Input.

Menu > Input > Edit Name > (scroll through the choices, particularly PC related options).


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by Techn00 / December 9, 2010 8:55 PM PST

I've tried changing the name of the hdmi input to 'pc' but neither laptop or tv seem to detect each other.

However, the laptop can easily connect via hdmi to a Sharp tv also in the house.

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by Techn00 / December 11, 2010 7:24 PM PST

I've also checked my graphics drivers and it appears to be up to date.

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by jw650 / December 11, 2010 8:29 PM PST
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The TV User Guide lists the available resolutions as

Set the external monitor resolutions to one of these.

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by Techn00 / December 12, 2010 4:15 AM PST
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i've tried all available resolutions but unfortunately it hasnt worked.

through a bit of googling i've noticed other people have had similar problems with their samsung tv's. though this is mainly when using a vga connection. i myself had an issue with my old laptop and the same tv whereby the tv didnt recognise it when connected with a new vga cable i bought, but it did with an old cable.

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I have the same problem
by fabriciobrandi / April 27, 2013 8:07 AM PDT
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