Samsung forum: Problem connecting LN40A500 with Sony Vaio notebook.

by: bboyi1 December 16, 2008 12:00 AM PST

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Problem connecting LN40A500 with Sony Vaio notebook.

by bboyi1 - 12/16/08 12:00 AM

Hi, and thank you for any help that you can provide. I bought the LN40A500 during the Thanksgiving sales because it was a great deal! I am happy with the quality of the TV and bargain. I am having a problem, however, with connecting my laptop to the TV. We had a Vizio prior to owning this one, and it was an easy plug and play. I connected the RGB to RGB cable from the laptop to TV, adjusted my laptop's display settings, and the TV would display my computer's output. With the LN40A500, I connect the same cable to the D-SUB input from my laptop's output, adjust my display settings, and the TV doesn't detect the computer. I tried refreshing the TV, but it says that there are no devices detected. I've tried a number of things and I really want to use my Samsung with my laptop but it just doesn't want to detect the computer. My laptop detects the TV because it lists my option to have a dual display as 'Monitor + Samsung". I assume that the D-SUB is only for DVI? Or the LN40A500 can only work with computers that have a DVI output? I hope not because my laptop doesn't have a DVI output and you can't change a laptop's video card. Please help!

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