Question

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

Answer

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

Your TV does not support VGA connection. The Laptop or Personal Computer (PC) must have a DVI or HDMI connection in order to work with the TV.

The VGA output of your laptop/PC sends an analogue signal. Therefore, it is not possible to use a VGA to DVI-I converter and DVI-I to HDMI cable to connect to the TV’s HDMI input.

NOTE: SVideo and Component connection are not recommended as picture quality cannot be guaranteed due to the differences in PC video cards.

There are two ways to connect a Laptop/PC to your TV:

  • HDMI to HDMI. 
    Connect the HDMI connection of the Laptop/PC with a HDMI-HDMI cable to the HDMI connection of the TV.
     
  • DVI-I 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' connection of the TV.

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. Press the 'SOURCE' button on the TV remote control repeatedly to select the HDMI connection where the Laptop/PC is connected.
  5. Switch the Laptop/PC on.
  6. For some cases, you 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 use by Laptop/Notebook manufacturers such as 'Fn'+'F8' keys.
     

     
  8. Hold down the 'Fn' key, and toggle the ‘F8’ key (or key determined by the manufacturer) once or two times.
     

     
  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/video format that the TV supports.

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

Computer formats

  • 640 x 480        60, 72, 75, 85Hz
  • 800 x 600        60, 72, 75, 85Hz
  • 1024 x 768      60, 70, 75, 85Hz
  • 1920 x 1080i   60Hz
  • 1920 x 1080p  60Hz

Video formats

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

If you are using the rear DVI to HDMI connection, follow these steps to select the audio source:

  1. Press the 'MENU' button on the TV remote control to display the main menu.
  2. Select TV MENU and press the cursor right.
  3. Press the cursor down to select INSTALLATION and press the cursor right.
  4. Press the cursor down to select CONNECTIONS and press the cursor right.
  5. Press the cursor down to select AUDIO IN L/R and press the cursor right.
  6. Press the cursor up/down to select HDMI 1/2/3 depending on where the external device is connected and press the 'OK' button to accept.
  7. Press the 'MENU' button to exit the menu.

To adjust TV settings for best picture and audio:

  1. Press the 'MENU' button on the TV remote control to access the main menu.
  2. Use the cursor button to access TV>TV menu>TV settings.
  3. Use the cursor up/down to access the PICTURE and SOUND settings.
  4. Use the cursor right to select and the cursor up/down to adjust them.
  5. Press the 'MENU' button to exit the menu.
  6. Press the  button to select the screen format that you feel comfortable with.

Alternatively,

  • If you use the TV as a monitor, it is recommended to assign the connection you want to use to PC mode in the TV menu>Installation>Connections 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.
  • Make sure the PC graphics card has the latest drivers and the TV has the latest software installed.

 

 

 

 

 

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