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Connecting X22 laptop to Samsung monitor

by Cressington / September 5, 2009 6:02 PM PDT

I?d welcome help on how best to connect a Samsung X22 laptop to a Samsung 970 monitor, ie what cables/converters are needed. The X22 has D-sub and HDMI connector. Currently the monitor is connected (with fixing screws)to the DVI output of an old desktop and this connection is all I have for the monitor.
I would also like to link up a parallel printer connection and 2 external speakers for the X22. Are separate USB connections OK, or is a docking station needed?
Thanks, David

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Connecting X22 laptop to Samsung monitor
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 6, 2009 2:25 AM PDT

Cressington,

You essentially have a couple of different options when it comes to looking up to monitor. There is a DVI-to-HDMI connection that is available that you can hook up to use the DVI cable, however when you hook DVI to HDMI, you lose the ability to transfer the audio digitally. As a result, if you want the sound to go to monitor, you will have to use an additional cable to transfer the audio.

I will be checking of the parallel printer connection to see if our product expert as any additional insight on how best to that up.

--HDTech

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by Cressington / September 6, 2009 4:29 AM PDT

thanks for the reply. It looks like HDMI male to DVI female might do it? The monitor does not have sound & I am looking at an external USB sound card and possible a usb connected parallel port.
Also I'm not sure whether there is a second option or not,
many thanks again, David

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 6, 2009 12:44 PM PDT

Cressington,

You could do USB, and I believe USB/Parallel may be the one option for the printer. For the sound card, is there not one available on the machine itself with a 3.5mm audio out?

--HDTech

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by Cressington / September 6, 2009 5:09 PM PDT

Currently I have left and right speaker cable outputs from my desktop and figured I would need the same outputs somehow out of the X22 to get stereo sound. If I convert these 2 to a single headphone jack connection for the X22 will I get stereo output?
Also the manual says there is something called EDS(enhanced stereo sound) available on the X22 but only with the built in speakers and headphones (what else!). Do you know if this would work if my speaker connection used the headphone output?

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 6, 2009 5:21 PM PDT

Cressington,

Would a 3.5mm adapter work? Are the speakers amplified, or have an external power (or do they need one?) If they're the bare speaker wire, my guess is that you'd probably want to opt for a small amplifier, or maybe consider a pair of amplified computer speakers.

Keep me posted.

--HDTech

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by Cressington / September 6, 2009 6:05 PM PDT

I realised after I posted that I should have added that they are powered Yamaha speakers. I am not sure if they have an amplifier I'm afraid, but quite likely I think.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 8, 2009 3:15 PM PDT

Cressington,

You can get stereo from a 3.5mm converter, which will send out a lightly amplified signal. That signal then has to be amplified by either an amplifier or a pair of powered speakers.

The other option is that you could use a USB audio device, but you'll definitely want to know if it's a USB device if your speakers are powered.

--HDTech

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Connecting X22 laptop to Samsung monitor....result!
by Cressington / September 12, 2009 4:49 PM PDT

I've purchased a HDMI to DVI converter, connected the monitor and it worked. XP was unable to find a driver but output seems fine anyway. The X22 keyboard toggle for display selection is great.
I was also simply able to plug my sound connection into the X22 headphone socket and the sound output is fine. All in all a result and I very much appreciate the help from this forum.
David.

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