Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.

Posted: 01-24-2009, 06:42 PM
I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is HP
dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and Media
Center on the Laptop.

I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up the
SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to the TV
audio inputs/

I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there in the
window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said "not
active".

I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never able to
get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.

What else do I need to do?




Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.


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Bob Lucas
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 07:32 PM
I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310 laptop
to a Sharp widescreen LCD television.

I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my laptop
has an Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset
Family) with the Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for mobile (v.
6.14.10.4926).

According to the HP website, there are several different versions
of the DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA GeForce Series
Video Driver - or the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family
Driver. Consequently, the settings on your laptop might differ
from mine.

I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to the
television, I can right-click on the icon to open the display
menu. (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via Control
Panel.) If I click on Display Devices, I can select which
display I want to use (or both).

I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very
quickly from three pre-set configurations for:

Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
Both (4:3 ratio) or
Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).

Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video
driver, I recommend a visit to the HP website at
http://www.hp.com/#Support, to download and install the latest
video driver.

You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display". My
Control Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for Mobile.
I can click on this icon to open the Display Menu - and select
different display options.

Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA (or
Intel ) Video Driver? If so, it might provide configuration
settings to activate output to your TV.




"Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The
> laptop is HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows
> XP Professional and Media Center on the Laptop.
>
> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I
> hooked up the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the
> audio cables to the TV audio inputs/
>
> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays
> there in the window. But when I clicked on the second display
> it always said "not active".
>
> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was
> never able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>
> What else do I need to do?
>
>
>
>
Mark Weinreb
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 07:42 PM
Ritter 197 wrote:
> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is
> HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and
> Media Center on the Laptop.
>
> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up
> the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to
> the TV audio inputs/
>
> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there in
> the window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said "not
> active".
>
> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never
> able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>
> What else do I need to do?
>
>
>
>
Try this: With both the TV and laptop powered-off connect all the
cables. Now switch on the TV and select the VGA input (consult the user
manual). Finally boot the laptop. It should now recognise the TV output.
Fingers crossed!

When I want to use a TV as output with my laptops, that's what I have to do.
Ritter 197
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 08:17 PM
Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the same setup. My
laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for mobile and it has also the
icon in the control panel for it. I had not noticed that before.
I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to the icon for
Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture from the laptop onto the
TV or vice versa.

I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO . It has on it
HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.

What else are you doing to make this work????

aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310 laptop to a
> Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>
> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my laptop has an
> Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family) with the
> Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>
> According to the HP website, there are several different versions of the
> DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA GeForce Series Video Driver - or
> the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently, the
> settings on your laptop might differ from mine.
>
> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to the
> television, I can right-click on the icon to open the display menu.
> (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via Control Panel.) If I click
> on Display Devices, I can select which display I want to use (or both).
>
> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very quickly
> from three pre-set configurations for:
>
> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
> Both (4:3 ratio) or
> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>
> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video driver, I
> recommend a visit to the HP website at http://www.hp.com/#Support, to
> download and install the latest video driver.
>
> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display". My Control
> Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for Mobile. I can click on
> this icon to open the Display Menu - and select different display options.
>
> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA (or Intel )
> Video Driver? If so, it might provide configuration settings to activate
> output to your TV.
>
>
>
>
> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is HP
>> dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and
>> Media Center on the Laptop.
>>
>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up the
>> SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to the TV
>> audio inputs/
>>
>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there in
>> the window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said "not
>> active".
>>
>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never able
>> to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>
>> What else do I need to do?
>>
>>
>>
>>
Patrick Keenan
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 08:34 PM
"Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:5B928133-E782-4A16-B656-88ED972AE2E2@microsoft.com...
> Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the same setup.
> My laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for mobile and it has also
> the icon in the control panel for it. I had not noticed that before.
> I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to the icon for
> Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture from the laptop onto the
> TV or vice versa.
>
> I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO . It has on
> it HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
> None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.
>
> What else are you doing to make this work????
Sometimes power-off restarts - not warm boots - of all the gear are needed
to make this work. Connect it first, turn it all off, then turn it all
back on.

Also, you will probably find that most TVs don't really supply a
particularly good image for PC data use. For example, don't expect to have
great results with word processors.

HTH
-pk

> aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
>> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310 laptop to a
>> Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>>
>> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my laptop has an
>> Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family) with the
>> Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>>
>> According to the HP website, there are several different versions of the
>> DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA GeForce Series Video Driver - or
>> the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently, the
>> settings on your laptop might differ from mine.
>>
>> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to the
>> television, I can right-click on the icon to open the display menu.
>> (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via Control Panel.) If I
>> click on Display Devices, I can select which display I want to use (or
>> both).
>>
>> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very quickly
>> from three pre-set configurations for:
>>
>> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
>> Both (4:3 ratio) or
>> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>>
>> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video driver, I
>> recommend a visit to the HP website at http://www.hp.com/#Support, to
>> download and install the latest video driver.
>>
>> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display". My Control
>> Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for Mobile. I can click on
>> this icon to open the Display Menu - and select different display
>> options.
>>
>> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA (or Intel )
>> Video Driver? If so, it might provide configuration settings to activate
>> output to your TV.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is
>>> HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and
>>> Media Center on the Laptop.
>>>
>>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up
>>> the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to
>>> the TV audio inputs/
>>>
>>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there in
>>> the window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said "not
>>> active".
>>>
>>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never
>>> able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>>
>>> What else do I need to do?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

Ritter 197
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 08:37 PM
I saw the "schemes" but am not sure how to handle them, what to write there.
Can you help?

"Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:5B928133-E782-4A16-B656-88ED972AE2E2@microsoft.com...
> Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the same setup.
> My laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for mobile and it has also
> the icon in the control panel for it. I had not noticed that before.
> I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to the icon for
> Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture from the laptop onto the
> TV or vice versa.
>
> I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO . It has on
> it HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
> None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.
>
> What else are you doing to make this work????
>
> aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
>> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310 laptop to a
>> Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>>
>> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my laptop has an
>> Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family) with the
>> Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>>
>> According to the HP website, there are several different versions of the
>> DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA GeForce Series Video Driver - or
>> the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently, the
>> settings on your laptop might differ from mine.
>>
>> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to the
>> television, I can right-click on the icon to open the display menu.
>> (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via Control Panel.) If I
>> click on Display Devices, I can select which display I want to use (or
>> both).
>>
>> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very quickly
>> from three pre-set configurations for:
>>
>> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
>> Both (4:3 ratio) or
>> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>>
>> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video driver, I
>> recommend a visit to the HP website at http://www.hp.com/#Support, to
>> download and install the latest video driver.
>>
>> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display". My Control
>> Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for Mobile. I can click on
>> this icon to open the Display Menu - and select different display
>> options.
>>
>> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA (or Intel )
>> Video Driver? If so, it might provide configuration settings to activate
>> output to your TV.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is
>>> HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and
>>> Media Center on the Laptop.
>>>
>>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up
>>> the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to
>>> the TV audio inputs/
>>>
>>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there in
>>> the window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said "not
>>> active".
>>>
>>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never
>>> able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>>
>>> What else do I need to do?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Ritter 197
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 09:23 PM
I tried the on - off routine. That still does nothing for me in my case.

I should say, that when I go to the Intel Icon within Settings, it does see
the 2 windows, one for the notebook, the other for the TV by name.

I just cannot see the TV image on the laptop or more importantly, the laptop
image on the TV screen.


"Patrick Keenan" <test@dev.null> wrote in message
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> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:5B928133-E782-4A16-B656-88ED972AE2E2@microsoft.com...
>> Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the same setup.
>> My laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for mobile and it has also
>> the icon in the control panel for it. I had not noticed that before.
>> I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to the icon
>> for Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture from the laptop
>> onto the TV or vice versa.
>>
>> I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO . It has on
>> it HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
>> None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.
>>
>> What else are you doing to make this work????
>
> Sometimes power-off restarts - not warm boots - of all the gear are needed
> to make this work. Connect it first, turn it all off, then turn it all
> back on.
>
> Also, you will probably find that most TVs don't really supply a
> particularly good image for PC data use. For example, don't expect to
> have great results with word processors.
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>
>> aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
>>> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310 laptop to a
>>> Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>>>
>>> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my laptop has an
>>> Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family) with the
>>> Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>>>
>>> According to the HP website, there are several different versions of the
>>> DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA GeForce Series Video Driver -
>>> or the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently,
>>> the settings on your laptop might differ from mine.
>>>
>>> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to the
>>> television, I can right-click on the icon to open the display menu.
>>> (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via Control Panel.) If I
>>> click on Display Devices, I can select which display I want to use (or
>>> both).
>>>
>>> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very quickly
>>> from three pre-set configurations for:
>>>
>>> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
>>> Both (4:3 ratio) or
>>> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>>>
>>> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video driver, I
>>> recommend a visit to the HP website at http://www.hp.com/#Support, to
>>> download and install the latest video driver.
>>>
>>> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display". My Control
>>> Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for Mobile. I can click on
>>> this icon to open the Display Menu - and select different display
>>> options.
>>>
>>> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA (or
>>> Intel ) Video Driver? If so, it might provide configuration settings to
>>> activate output to your TV.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>>>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is
>>>> HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and
>>>> Media Center on the Laptop.
>>>>
>>>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up
>>>> the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to
>>>> the TV audio inputs/
>>>>
>>>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there
>>>> in the window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said
>>>> "not active".
>>>>
>>>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never
>>>> able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>>>
>>>> What else do I need to do?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
>
Bob Lucas
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 09:36 PM


My TV has the following inputs:

EXT1: SCART (see note)
EXT2: SCART
EXT3: Three sockets for Composite (CVBS) video, plus L & R
audio
or S-video, plus L & R audio
EXT4: Component video (Y, Pa & Pr) plus L & R audio
EXT5: Analogue RGB cable plus 3.5 mm minijack audio or
RGB/DVI conversion cable plus 3.5 mm minijack
audio
EXT6 &
EXT7: HDMI

Note re SCART.
If you are in the USA, you may be unfamiliar with the SCART
system. SCART, which is used throughout Europe, has a 21-pin
plug at each end of a shielded cable. It is used to establish
two-way connections between televisions and/or other AV equipment
(such as VCR recorders, DVD players/recorders and satellite
decoders). However, it is not suitable for computer connections.

My laptop has a D-shaped VGA socket with 15 holes. Before
connecting it to the TV, I turn off the computer. I use a VGA
cable to connect my computer to the identical EXT5 VGA socket on
the television.

Then, I re-boot the computer and select the required output mode
via the display menu on my computer. Provided I select twin or
external output, my television detects the VGA signal
automatically and displays the computer output.

Incidentally, my TV supports the following modes:

VGA 640 x 480 (60 Hz)
SVGA 800 x 600 (60 Hz)
XGA 1024 x 768 (60 Hz)
WXGA 1280 x 768 (60 Hz)
WXGA 1360 x 768 (60 Hz)

The television manual states that it has limited PC
compatibility, which can only be guaranteed if the video card
conforms exactly to the VESA 60 Hz standard. However, the Intel
card in my laptop (which seems to be the same as yours) does work
OK.

You have listed four modes available via the remote of your VIZIO
(HDMI, Component, AV and TV). However, these modes do not seem
to include VGA input from a computer. I presume you do have a
D-shaped VGA input socket at the rear of your television. I
think you will need to read the TV manual, to establish whether
your TV can accept VGA input from a computer (and if so, how).

As far as your computer is concerned, connect the VGA cable to
the television. Switch on the TV and (if necessary), activate
the VGA input, before you boot the computer.

When you open the Intel display configuration menu, it should
detect the availability of an external display (i.e. your TV). I
would check that the refresh rate is set to 60 Hz. Then, select
from three options - Notebook display, Twin display, or external
display.




"Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:5B928133-E782-4A16-B656-88ED972AE2E2@microsoft.com...
> Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the
> same setup. My laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for
> mobile and it has also the icon in the control panel for it. I
> had not noticed that before.
> I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to
> the icon for Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture
> from the laptop onto the TV or vice versa.
>
> I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO .
> It has on it HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
> None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.
>
> What else are you doing to make this work????
>
> aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
>> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310
>> laptop to a Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>>
>> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my
>> laptop has an Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express
>> Chipset Family) with the Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for
>> mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>>
>> According to the HP website, there are several different
>> versions of the DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA
>> GeForce Series Video Driver - or the Mobile Intel 945GM
>> Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently, the settings on
>> your laptop might differ from mine.
>>
>> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to
>> the television, I can right-click on the icon to open the
>> display menu. (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via
>> Control Panel.) If I click on Display Devices, I can select
>> which display I want to use (or both).
>>
>> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very
>> quickly from three pre-set configurations for:
>>
>> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
>> Both (4:3 ratio) or
>> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>>
>> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video
>> driver, I recommend a visit to the HP website at
>> http://www.hp.com/#Support, to download and install the latest
>> video driver.
>>
>> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display".
>> My Control Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for
>> Mobile. I can click on this icon to open the Display Menu -
>> and select different display options.
>>
>> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA
>> (or Intel ) Video Driver? If so, it might provide
>> configuration settings to activate output to your TV.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The
>>> laptop is HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows
>>> XP Professional and Media Center on the Laptop.
>>>
>>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I
>>> hooked up the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and
>>> the audio cables to the TV audio inputs/
>>>
>>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2
>>> displays there in the window. But when I clicked on the
>>> second display it always said "not active".
>>>
>>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but
>>> was never able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>>
>>> What else do I need to do?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Bob Lucas
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-24-2009, 09:49 PM


To clarify one important point, the laptop to TV connection is
one-way only. Provided your TV can accept the SVGA signal from
your computer, you should be able to use your TV to view the
video output from your computer. It won't work the other way
round.

What does the user manual for your TV say?

Provided you can resolve the problem, you can use the Intel
display menu to save your settings as a "Scheme". However, you
won't be able to create a Scheme for TV output, until you have
made it work successfully.

I have created three "Schemes" on my laptop, to view the video
output on Laptop only, TV only, or both. When I want to use one
of these "Schemes", I merely right-click the display icon on the
taskbar and select the name of the Scheme.




"Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:eysAPOmfJHA.5540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> I saw the "schemes" but am not sure how to handle them, what to
> write there.
> Can you help?
>
> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:5B928133-E782-4A16-B656-88ED972AE2E2@microsoft.com...
>> Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the
>> same setup. My laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for
>> mobile and it has also the icon in the control panel for it. I
>> had not noticed that before.
>> I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to
>> the icon for Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture
>> from the laptop onto the TV or vice versa.
>>
>> I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO
>> . It has on it HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
>> None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.
>>
>> What else are you doing to make this work????
>>
>> aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
>>> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310
>>> laptop to a Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>>>
>>> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my
>>> laptop has an Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express
>>> Chipset Family) with the Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver
>>> for mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>>>
>>> According to the HP website, there are several different
>>> versions of the DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA
>>> GeForce Series Video Driver - or the Mobile Intel 945GM
>>> Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently, the settings on
>>> your laptop might differ from mine.
>>>
>>> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to
>>> the television, I can right-click on the icon to open the
>>> display menu. (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via
>>> Control Panel.) If I click on Display Devices, I can select
>>> which display I want to use (or both).
>>>
>>> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select
>>> very quickly from three pre-set configurations for:
>>>
>>> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
>>> Both (4:3 ratio) or
>>> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>>>
>>> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video
>>> driver, I recommend a visit to the HP website at
>>> http://www.hp.com/#Support, to download and install the
>>> latest video driver.
>>>
>>> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display".
>>> My Control Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for
>>> Mobile. I can click on this icon to open the Display Menu -
>>> and select different display options.
>>>
>>> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA
>>> (or Intel ) Video Driver? If so, it might provide
>>> configuration settings to activate output to your TV.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>>>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The
>>>> laptop is HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use
>>>> Windows XP Professional and Media Center on the Laptop.
>>>>
>>>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I
>>>> hooked up the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and
>>>> the audio cables to the TV audio inputs/
>>>>
>>>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2
>>>> displays there in the window. But when I clicked on the
>>>> second display it always said "not active".
>>>>
>>>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but
>>>> was never able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>>>
>>>> What else do I need to do?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Re: Connect HP Pavilion dv6000 Laptop to TV.
Posted: 01-25-2009, 01:38 AM
Well, hi again. You must be in Europe, I assume Britain, if you have SCARP.
I am indeed an Ex-European but in the US.

The back of the VIZIO has HDMI 1, HDMI2, RGB PC (that is where I have the
cable from the HP laptop connected) Component (5 inputs on the upper level
and the same on the lower level) SVideo, AV2 and Analaog out.

Otherwise our inputs or outputs on the laptop seem to be the same.

In the book about the VIZIO it specifically says that the RGB PC is the
correct input for computers.

So, having said all that I am still at a loss why I cannot see the proper
image from my laptop on the VIZIO.


Thanks for your answers allways
"Bob Lucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> My TV has the following inputs:
>
> EXT1: SCART (see note)
> EXT2: SCART
> EXT3: Three sockets for Composite (CVBS) video, plus L & R audio
> or S-video, plus L & R audio
> EXT4: Component video (Y, Pa & Pr) plus L & R audio
> EXT5: Analogue RGB cable plus 3.5 mm minijack audio or
> RGB/DVI conversion cable plus 3.5 mm minijack audio
> EXT6 &
> EXT7: HDMI
>
> Note re SCART.
> If you are in the USA, you may be unfamiliar with the SCART system.
> SCART, which is used throughout Europe, has a 21-pin plug at each end of a
> shielded cable. It is used to establish two-way connections between
> televisions and/or other AV equipment (such as VCR recorders, DVD
> players/recorders and satellite decoders). However, it is not suitable
> for computer connections.
>
> My laptop has a D-shaped VGA socket with 15 holes. Before connecting it
> to the TV, I turn off the computer. I use a VGA cable to connect my
> computer to the identical EXT5 VGA socket on the television.
>
> Then, I re-boot the computer and select the required output mode via the
> display menu on my computer. Provided I select twin or external output,
> my television detects the VGA signal automatically and displays the
> computer output.
>
> Incidentally, my TV supports the following modes:
>
> VGA 640 x 480 (60 Hz)
> SVGA 800 x 600 (60 Hz)
> XGA 1024 x 768 (60 Hz)
> WXGA 1280 x 768 (60 Hz)
> WXGA 1360 x 768 (60 Hz)
>
> The television manual states that it has limited PC compatibility, which
> can only be guaranteed if the video card conforms exactly to the VESA 60
> Hz standard. However, the Intel card in my laptop (which seems to be the
> same as yours) does work OK.
>
> You have listed four modes available via the remote of your VIZIO (HDMI,
> Component, AV and TV). However, these modes do not seem to include VGA
> input from a computer. I presume you do have a D-shaped VGA input socket
> at the rear of your television. I think you will need to read the TV
> manual, to establish whether your TV can accept VGA input from a computer
> (and if so, how).
>
> As far as your computer is concerned, connect the VGA cable to the
> television. Switch on the TV and (if necessary), activate the VGA input,
> before you boot the computer.
>
> When you open the Intel display configuration menu, it should detect the
> availability of an external display (i.e. your TV). I would check that
> the refresh rate is set to 60 Hz. Then, select from three options -
> Notebook display, Twin display, or external display.
>
>
>
>
> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:5B928133-E782-4A16-B656-88ED972AE2E2@microsoft.com...
>> Hi, Bob, and it is absolutely great to find someone with the same setup.
>> My laptop by HP also has the Intel GMA driver for mobile and it has also
>> the icon in the control panel for it. I had not noticed that before.
>> I just went back to the TV and the HP laptop and also went to the icon
>> for Intel mobile, but I can still not get the picture from the laptop
>> onto the TV or vice versa.
>>
>> I also cycled through the different modes on the remote VIZIO . It has on
>> it HDMI, Component, AV and TV.
>> None of them give me the desired picture on the TV.
>>
>> What else are you doing to make this work????
>>
>> aucas" <bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:6BCB4ED5-D564-4E17-BF7F-EC4BDB48256E@microsoft.com...
>>> I use an identical set-up, to connect my HP Compaq nx6310 laptop to a
>>> Sharp widescreen LCD television.
>>>
>>> I can't comment upon the HP Pavilion DV6000. However, my laptop has an
>>> Intel graphics card (Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family) with the
>>> Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for mobile (v. 6.14.10.4926).
>>>
>>> According to the HP website, there are several different versions of the
>>> DV6000. Your laptop might have a NVIDIA GeForce Series Video Driver -
>>> or the Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset Family Driver. Consequently,
>>> the settings on your laptop might differ from mine.
>>>
>>> I have an icon on my taskbar - and if I connect my laptop to the
>>> television, I can right-click on the icon to open the display menu.
>>> (Alternatively, I can access the same menu via Control Panel.) If I
>>> click on Display Devices, I can select which display I want to use (or
>>> both).
>>>
>>> I have created three "Schemes" - which allow me to select very quickly
>>> from three pre-set configurations for:
>>>
>>> Notebook only (4:3 ratio)
>>> Both (4:3 ratio) or
>>> Widescreen TV (16:9 ratio).
>>>
>>> Irrespective of whether you have an Intel or a NVIDIA video driver, I
>>> recommend a visit to the HP website at http://www.hp.com/#Support, to
>>> download and install the latest video driver.
>>>
>>> You mentioned that you went to Control Panel and "Display". My Control
>>> Panel has an icon labelled Intel GMA Driver for Mobile. I can click on
>>> this icon to open the Display Menu - and select different display
>>> options.
>>>
>>> Does your Control Panel offer a similar option for the NVIDIA (or
>>> Intel ) Video Driver? If so, it might provide configuration settings to
>>> activate output to your TV.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ritter 197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:16280244-5390-4F73-A6B8-FC03B8AE9B94@microsoft.com...
>>>> I want to connect a laptop to a TV. Both are fairly new. The laptop is
>>>> HP dv6000, the TV is a 42 inch VIZIO. I use Windows XP Professional and
>>>> Media Center on the Laptop.
>>>>
>>>> I have bought a SVGA cable HDB15 and 3.5 mm stero cables. I hooked up
>>>> the SVGA cable to laptop and the TV VGA input and the audio cables to
>>>> the TV audio inputs/
>>>>
>>>> I also went to the Control Panel and Display and saw 2 displays there
>>>> in the window. But when I clicked on the second display it always said
>>>> "not active".
>>>>
>>>> I cycled with the VIZIO remote to all possible inputs, but was never
>>>> able to get the Laptop screen on the VIZIO TV.
>>>>
>>>> What else do I need to do?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
 
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