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Windows 7: Laptop to TV

22 Jun 2014   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
Laptop to TV

I was hoping I could get some answers & suggestions for connecting my laptop to my older TV.

My TV can take both Composite & Component.
1. Is there a difference in picture quality & if so, which is better to use?
2. Are there any cables that go directly from the laptop's VGA to TV?


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22 Jun 2014   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think I have seen VGA to component cables on eBay

Not sure what the quality/resolution would be on older TV sets
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22 Jun 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just exactly have you got in the way of inputs on the TV? Me I just hook up with HDMI to HDMI and there is usually some form of adaptor that one can get like Doc said with the cables.
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28 Jun 2014   #4
grreatpop

Win 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Laptop to TV

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Just exactly have you got in the way of inputs on the TV? Me I just hook up with HDMI to HDMI and there is usually some form of adaptor that one can get like Doc said with the cables.
I tried that and nothing happened - is there a setting I need to make on my laptop?
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29 Jun 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok my friend sorry late reply but just what model Toshiba do you have? as I have a feeling you might need to check out the drivers. To see what they are we need that model number.

If you have a Part No: too it would be really helpful.(see my pic)


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29 Jun 2014   #6
grreatpop

Win 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Is this enough info?

TOSHIBA Satellite C855D PSC7SU-007002
System Serial Number: 7C217968Q
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30 Jun 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply mate give me a while to check out the specs and stuff.
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30 Jun 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now mate I am having real difficulty finding out what ports you have on that machine. It looks like a VGA port and two that I cannot quite work out but look like HDMI ports? but two is really unusual.

Have a look at my pic and if you can I would like to see what the info is that is splashed up for the motherboard and the Video adaptor as again it is very difficult for a reason I am not aware of - to find the drivers or info on that machine.

You need to run HW Info > close the right hand panel and then open up the left hand one and "snip" and post some pics back.
HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < 64 bit version and
to post snips see this How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista
If you have problems I just need the info but it would be good to see what you have.

By the way did this machine originally come with Windows 8 and you installed Windows 7 with an OEM?


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30 Jun 2014   #9
grreatpop

Win 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Here is what the right panel had for Motherboard:
Computer
Computer Brand Name: TOSHIBA Satellite C855D
Motherboard
Motherboard Model: TOSHIBA Portable PC
Motherboard Chipset: AMD Hudson-2/3/4
Motherboard Slots: 2xPCI Express x1
PCI Express Version Supported: v2.0
USB Version Supported: v3.0
BIOS
BIOS Manufacturer: Insyde Software
BIOS Date: 06/18/2012
BIOS Version: 1.30
UEFI BIOS: Capable
Super-IO/LPC Chip: Unknown

And here is what is under Video Adapter:

Video chipset
Video Chipset: ATI/AMD Radeon HD 7520G
Video Chipset Codename: TRINITY2 SCRAPPER MOBILE
Video Memory: 512 MBytes of DDR3 SDRAM
Video Card
Video Card: ATI/AMD Radeon HD 7520G (TRINITY2 SCRAPPER MOBILE) [Toshiba AIS]
Video Bus: Integrated
Video RAMDAC: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Video BIOS Version: 015.015.000.001.000000
Performance
Processor Clock: 338.8 MHz
Memory Clock: 800.0 MHz (Effective 1600.0 MHz)
Memory Bus Width: 32-bit
Number Of ROPs: 8
Number Of Unified Shaders: 192
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9990&SUBSYS_FB281179&REV_00
Driver Information
Driver Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Driver Description: AMD Radeon HD 7520G
Driver Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Driver Version: 8.942.0.0
Driver Date: 12-Feb-2012
DeviceInstanceId PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9990&SUBSYS_FB281179&REV_00\3&2411E6FE&3&08

Win 7 64 came with the laptop.
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30 Jun 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok am going to check out some drivers for those items - I might be a while before I get back to you though so please be patient.
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