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My laptop has maximum resulation of 1280x720. i want to connect it with samsung

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October 13, 2012 3:20:50 PM

my laptop has maximum resulation of 1280x720. i want to connect it with samsung 46 inch smart tv which demands resulation of 1920x1080. how can i connect my laptop and TV? i tried with HDMI cable but as the resulation of my TV is not supported by my laptop, i could not connect my TV as monitor. please help me with solutions.
October 13, 2012 10:36:06 PM

whats your OS?
in Win 7,after the connecting cable, right click on desktop > Screen resulation > click on detect
what's your GPU?
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October 14, 2012 3:06:28 AM

That's strange. 1280x720 is one of the 720p resolutions a 1080p HDTV should be able to render. Are you connecting HDMI to HDMI? Try a different HDMI port on the HDTV.
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October 14, 2012 4:23:05 AM

my OS is windows 7, and i was connecting HDMI to HMDI, i tried all the ports on my TV. :(  what can i do??
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October 14, 2012 4:26:22 AM

What make/model of HDTV is it?
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October 14, 2012 2:17:12 PM

samsung UA46ES6100j , in the manual,it says i have to fix my laptop resulation 1920x1080 to use it as monitor. but my laptop offers maximum of 1280x720 !
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October 14, 2012 7:36:04 PM

margiajui said:
samsung UA46ES6100j , in the manual,it says i have to fix my laptop resulation 1920x1080 to use it as monitor. but my laptop offers maximum of 1280x720 !

That's really strange. I have 3 Samsung HDTVs in my house and have connected my old Gateway 1280x720 laptop to all of them. 2 are 1080p and 1 is 720p. I think I would contact Samsung and ask them why it won't display an image from a 720p laptop.
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October 14, 2012 11:49:53 PM

im planning to go to samsung showroom today with my laptop and cable and will ask them to connect it with one of their same model TV. problem is, i am in china and i do not speak chinese... very hard to communicate! :( 
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October 14, 2012 11:55:18 PM

I have 2 samsungs and and they both detect what resolution the signal is and adjust automatically...

What model is your tv?
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October 15, 2012 8:36:28 AM

clutchc said:
What make/model of HDTV is it?



hey,i went to samsung show room today with my laptop, in none of their TV models my laptop worked. they tried another brand of laptop which worked on all their TV, then they took another brand new acer laptop to check if its problem with my laptop or not, but that new acer also didnt connect with samsung. then we tried other few brands of TV to connect with acer...and surprisingly none of them worked with acer, weird!! what to do??
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October 15, 2012 10:35:58 AM

On a samsung TV the HDMI channel is not seen as a PC source and as such when you connect it will say no signal. Try this, plug in your laptop with HDMI to the TV and press the button on the laptop which changes the screen output. Then with the TV remote press source and then highlight hdmi 1 but instead of selecting it press tools and it should bring up a new menu where you should be able to change the HDMI 1 source so it has the subtitle of PC.
If this doesn't work check something and report back, when you have your laptop connected to the TV, is the TV detected in device manager under monitors?
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October 15, 2012 11:38:11 AM

TV is connected as a new device in my laptop,but it doesnt show when i try to select it as monitor. on my TV, when i connect the laptop, that particular HDMI port is highlighted. but it shows an error that "chech the device settings or the cable". i changed the cable too... no result. i did the step as you said abut clicking the tools button .. no result!
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October 15, 2012 11:56:43 AM

Does your laptop have nvidia or ati graphics and do you have the corresponding program nvidia control panel or catalyst control centre?
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October 15, 2012 2:53:42 PM

it has nvidia and corresponding ctl pannel
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October 15, 2012 4:03:31 PM

Also some laptops won't switch to output automatically, you have to use a function key

eg. Fn + F*

If the same tv can pick up signal from other laptops, then your laptop is just not outputting anything, you should also be able to switch it from Nvidia/Windows Control panel



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October 16, 2012 3:57:55 AM

other laptops other than acer brand laptops, i tried 2 more acers on my TV!
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October 16, 2012 4:09:28 AM

For acers:

Hold Fn and press F5 twice...
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