Frequently asked questions

Question

How can I connect my Laptop or Personal Computer (PC) to the TV?

Answer

IMPORTANT: Read the instructions provided by your PC or graphics card maker on how to set up the PC/graphics card before connecting to the TV. Make sure that you have installed the latest software on your PC and that the PC graphics card has the latest drivers. For detailed information, please refer to your PC or graphics card maker's website.

There are three ways to connect a PC/laptop to your TV:

Digital connections

  • HDMI to HDMI
     
    Connect the HDMI connection of the Laptop/PC with an HDMI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV.  
     
  • DVI to HDMI, with an added audio connection
     
    Connect the DVI connection of the Laptop/PC with a DVI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV. Alternatively, use a DVI-DVI cable and a DVI-HDMI adaptor. Connect the audio cable from the 'AUDIO OUT' connection of the Laptop/PC to the 'AUDIO IN DVI/VGA' connection of the TV.

Analog connections

  • VGA to VGA, with an added audio connection
     
    Connect the VGA connection of the Laptop/PC with a VGA cable to the 'VGA' connection of the TV. Connect the audio cable from the 'AUDIO OUT' connection of the Laptop/PC to the 'AUDIO IN DVI/VGA' connection of the TV.

When you have selected the type of connection you want to use, press the 'SOURCE' button on the remote control. Use the cursor up or down to select the TV connection you have used to connect your computer and press the 'OK' button in order to switch the TV to the computer.

Alternatively, you may add the computer as an item in the home menu and select the computer via the home menu.

Follow these procedures to add your devices:

  1. Press the button on the remote control to access the home menu.
  2. Use the cursor buttons to select ADD YOUR DEVICES and press the 'OK' button.
  3. A message appears, prompting you to add a new device.
  4. Select START and press the 'OK' button.
  5. Use the cursor up or down to select COMPUTER and press the 'OK' button.
  6. Use the cursor up or down to select the TV connector you have used to connect the computer and press the 'OK' button.
     
    NOTE: If a particular connector has already been assigned to another device, it will not show up in the list of connectors.
  7. When the guide is completed, select CLOSE and press the 'OK' button.
  8. A new computer item is added to the Home menu.
  9. Press the button to exit the menu.

Follow these steps to connect the devices:

  1. Switch the Laptop/PC and the TV off.
  2. Connect the Laptop/PC choosing one of the above solutions.
  3. Switch the TV on.
  4. Use the 'SOURCE' button on the remote control or select the COMPUTER item via the home menu to switch the TV to the computer.
  5. Switch the Laptop/PC on.
  6. In some cases, you may need to toggle the Laptop/PC to display the video image onto the TV screen.
     
    NOTE: Please refer to your Laptop/PC manual to determine which keys are used for the transfer function.
  7. Example of the common function keys used by Laptop/Notebook manufacturers, such as the 'Fn'+'F8' keys.  
     
     
     
  8. Hold down the 'Fn' key and toggle the 'F8' key (or key determined by the manufacturer) once or twice.


     
  9. This will switch the video image to the Laptop/PC display only, the TV only, or the Laptop/Notebook display and the TV simultaneously.

Ensure your PC is set to a resolution and video/audio format that the TV supports.

The following display resolutions, video/audio formats and Refresh rates are supported in PC mode:

Computer formats - HDMI

  • 640 x 480 - 60 Hz
  • 800 x 600 - 60 Hz
  • 1024 x 768 - 60 Hz
  • 1280 x 1024 - 60 Hz
  • 1360 x 768 - 60 Hz
  • 1600 x 1200 - 60 Hz
  • 1920 x 1080 - 60 Hz

Computer formats - VGA

  • 640 x 480 - 60 Hz
  • 800 x 600 - 60 Hz
  • 1024 x 768 - 60 Hz
  • 1280 x 1024 - 60 Hz
  • 1360 x 768 - 60 Hz
  • 1600 x 1200 - 60 Hz
  • 1920 x 1080 - 60 Hz

Video formats

  • 480i - 60 Hz
  • 480p - 60 Hz
  • 576i - 50 Hz
  • 576p - 50 Hz
  • 720p - 50, 60 Hz
  • 1080i - 50, 60 Hz
  • 1080p - 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 Hz

Audio formats

  • Your TV only supports PCM and AC3 audio format if it is connected by HDMI. If your TV does not receive any sound over an HDMI connection, make sure that your PC is transmitting the audio in PCM or AC3 format. Refer to your PC user manual to verify whether your PC is configured correctly.

To adjust the TV settings for the best picture and audio:

You can use the smart picture and sound settings in the [Adjust] menu to set your TV to a predefined mode that will give you the best picture and sound quality.

NOTE: The SMART PICTURE is not available when the computer format is set to PC resolution.

Follow these steps to select the settings that suit to your preferences:

  1. Press the 'ADJUST' button on the remote control to access the [Adjust] menu.
  2. Select SMART PICTURE or SMART SOUND and press the 'OK' button to display the list of available settings.
  3. Press the cursor up or down to select the predefined settings according to your preferences.
  4. Press the 'OK' button to confirm.
  5. Press the button to exit the menu.

Alternatively, follow these steps to manually adjust the settings that suit your preferences:

  1. Press the button on the remote control to access the home menu.
  2. Use the cursor buttons to select SETUP and press the 'OK' button to confirm.
  3. Select TV SETTINGS and press the ‘OK’ button.  
     
     
     
  4. Press the cursor down to select PICTURE or SOUND and press the cursor right .
  5. Press the cursor up or down to select a setting.
  6. Press the cursor right to select and use the cursor buttons to adjust or set them according to your preferences.
  7. Press the button to exit the menu.

If the source signal is of 470p/720p/1080p content, and when the TV is used as a monitor for home and office work, it is recommended to set the PC MODE in the TV menu to ON mode for best signal handling.

NOTE:

  • This TV supports HDMI to DVI (PC output) connection.
  • Picture quality cannot be guaranteed due to the differences in PC operating systems and video cards.
  • Select UNSCALED picture format to provide maximum detail for PC or HD content.
  • Make sure the PC graphics card has the latest drivers and the TV has the latest software installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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