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Old 01-03-2009, 03:47 AM   #1
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My Gf had a Laptop that just so happens to ahvea blu ray drive, and instead of ahving to move the ps3 i was wondering how to hook up the laptop to the tv? it has an hdmi port but im not sure if it is in or out...how can I tell? and if so how do I hook it up to play on the tv, in other words what do I change on the laptop? thanks for the help
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There should be a setting on the laptop to change the output to an external monitor. It's hard to say exactly how to do this without knowing what graphics card you are using.
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I'm not aware of any laptop that has hdmi-in, so my guess is it is hdmi-out.

Depending on your gx card, there should be an icon in the control panel to let you set the resolution of the output.

Typically, to switch output from your laptop LCD to hmdi, there should be a F key on the top row that has a symbol of a monitor. Lets say it is F8. Press & hold Fn and hit F8 should let you switch display.
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I have a Toshiba laptop with HDMI output and HD disc drive, conect it up and press and hold FN and F5 to toggle which display I want and it works fine on my TV.
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I have a Toshiba laptop with HDMI output and HD disc drive, conect it up and press and hold FN and F5 to toggle which display I want and it works fine on my TV.
+1... That will work!
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What kind of laptop is it? It is more than likely an HDMI Out, I have an Acer Aspire 8920G With a Blu-ray drive and HDMI Out, its cool to use the computer with the tv as a monitor too
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I have a Toshiba laptop with HDMI output and HD disc drive, conect it up and press and hold FN and F5 to toggle which display I want and it works fine on my TV.
VAIOs here, it's FN + F7.

Yes, they do work fine, don't they?
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