Connecting laptop to tv


  1. Posts : 80
    Win10
       #1

    Connecting laptop to tv


    So my old tv died and had to purchase a new one and the spec page lied about having a vga port (decide to keep the tv but got compensation for the issue).

    I decided to connect my laptop using hdmi which works not to mention I guess the up side was being able to push the sound to my soundbar via hdmi as a bonus.

    Now the downside is switching sources as I regularly switch between my roku/game consoles as well as my laptop, it seems switching back to my laptop leads to my screen showing static noise and not the picture until I turn the tv off and on again and I was wondering if there was an option to make it so when I switch sources that it would just go to the duplicated screen rather than requiring me to turn it off and on again to get a picture.
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  2. Posts : 1,153
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H2
       #2

    That happens to me all the time. My solution is to use the remote to manually switch video sources.

    When I turn on Blue-ray player TV video input switches to it
    Connecting laptop to tv-2021_04_25_07_20_451.jpg

    When Blue-ray player is turned off TV video input does not go back to cable box.
    Connecting laptop to tv-2021_04_25_07_21_294.jpg

    Grab the remote control (TV or Blue-ray player) and press the SOURCE button
    Connecting laptop to tv-2021_04_25_07_34_136.jpg

    Manually switch TV video input to cable box
    Connecting laptop to tv-2021_04_25_07_21_535.jpg
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  3. Posts : 80
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    That's what I have been doing, but alas I just get screen static, I have invested in a VGA to HDMI converter that has a USB connector (as i've in the past used HDMI to VGA with no issue, I'm hoping I can achieved the opposite with cables a friend recommended).

    Though I'm confused as to why I can't just switch back to my HDMI 3 which is my laptop without getting static snowy screen as it just doesn't sync back up without either rebooting or turning on and off the tv.
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  4. Posts : 1,153
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H2
       #4

    auroken said:
    That's what I have been doing, but alas I just get screen static, I have invested in a VGA to HDMI converter that has a USB connector (as i've in the past used HDMI to VGA with no issue, I'm hoping I can achieved the opposite with cables a friend recommended).

    Though I'm confused as to why I can't just switch back to my HDMI 3 which is my laptop without getting static snowy screen as it just doesn't sync back up without either rebooting or turning on and off the tv.
    I do find it strange that my video input automatically changes to the Blu-ray player when it is powered on but doesn't change back when it is powered off. As you see in my second photo I also get static. I have accepted the fact that is the way my TV functions. Maybe you should just accept that behavior and do as I do and switch the video input with the remote.
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  5. Posts : 80
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    my static looks a bit more like snow on a per pixle basis, however thankfully my adapter arrived today which seems to have resolved the issue.

    VGA to HDMI Converter ,eSynic Professional 1080P VGA to: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    l doubt it would fix your DVD player issue as its VGA to HDMI (though uses USB to push sound through my TV to the soundbar) but l no longer need to restart my laptop or my TV to get the picture to sync back leaving me able to switch sources without loosing the laptops signal.
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