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12-15-2008 09:01 PM - edited 12-16-2008 08:52 AM
Does this laptop really support TV-out through the VGA port if attached to a TV using a cable like this?
HP tech support keeps telling me that it does support TV-out, but I've had absolutely no luck with it.
If I connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port and then clone displays or extend the desktop to the second monitor, it works perfectly fine.
But if I plug in an NTSC TV (computer VGA port ->adapter cable -> TV video in), it just shows an unintelligible mass of video distortion.
This leads me to believe that the computer is putting out a non-compatible VGA signal to the TV.
If anybody knows how to get the TV to work with the VGA output, I would greatly appreciate the info.
12-16-2008 08:11 AM
12-16-2008 08:50 AM - edited 12-16-2008 08:51 AM
Thanks for your reply, ComputerzEast.
Yes, I knocked the TV resolution all the way down to 640x480 (even though this TV has worked at higher resolutions with other laptops) with a 60 hz refresh rate and 16 bit color. It still shows the same static.
Here is an image of what the TV picture looks like:
09-02-2009 03:10 PM
Marcus, any luck with this? I'm having the same problem but with a DV3-1075CA.
Nope! I ended up having to buy a VGA toS-video converter like this one.
HP tech support was absolutely no help on this. They just kept insisting that the VGA port was putting out S-video, even though it clearly isn't.