Thanks for the feedback... the one
I'm looking at does have a VGA input as well as a DVI-D. And I have a VGA to VGA connector already, but I'm not clear if this type of connection will allow for higher resolution output than that of the laptop currently.
And thanks for that Intel link, I'll have to re-read it though!
With the latest chipset driver from Intel, I see these resolution options with the laptop's display...
And with the laptop connected through VGA only, to the TV, I now have many more options for output including the 1920x1080 I am looking for (though the tv seems to be best at 1366x768)!