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  • steve-fits1

    System one: a Fufitsu lifebook E series laptop, with HDMI outlet.
    Operating Sys: Windows 7
    Internet connection: WIFI
    System Two: PC Tower with Intel Mbrd built 2008, no HDMI outlet.
    Operating Sys: Windows 7
    Internet connection: wireless card not able to receive signal.
    I do have a VGA to HDMI cable if needed.
    Updated laptops Intel graphics card by downloading up to date drivers.
    Plugged a HDMI cable from laptop to both my Samsung LCD HD TVs.
    (They do not have to run at the same time).
    Tried adjusting TV setup.
    Looked to add a second monitor to the graphics display board, all to no avail.
    My intent is to try and alleviate the need of paying the cable companies for TV service.
    By signing up with a reputable internet satellite provider.
    Also by running another HDMI cable to the bedroom TV for reception.
    Any suggestions on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanking you in advance for any response.

    Category : Operating System

    asked on 21st Jan, 2012 | 1 Answer | Log in to answer


If you tried to connect the laptop to the TVs using an HDMI to HDMI cable, you would need to set the ‘Input Channel’ or ‘Input Source’ on the TV to ‘HDMI’ or ‘Video 2’ or a similar option (you can refer to the TV’s user manual to make sure you selected the correct option).

Once you select the appropriate input setting on the TV, change the display settings on the laptop to move the display to the TV.

1. Go to “Start> Control Panel> Appearance and Personalization> Adjust screen resolution”.
2. Click the monitor corresponding to the TV and change the ‘Multiple displays’ dropdown selection to either ‘Duplicate these displays’ or ‘Show desktop only on 2’.
3. Click OK.

You can go through the article on for more information.

Hope it helped.

Here’s to Good Karma

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