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Need help connecting my Latitude D820 to my Hitachi TV

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Need help connecting my Latitude D820 to my Hitachi TV

  • I have a Dell Latitude D820 (Windows XP) and I have hooked it up to my Hitachi Ultravision 53SBX01B TV.  I did this with a VGA to RBG cable connected through my Onkyo Receiver. I hit the FN key and F8 and can change the signal from the desktop to the TV, but all I get is 3 blurry squished desktop views on my TV screen. I cannot figure out the display settings. With some settings I will get horizontal lines with no recognizable pictrure. The audio works fine. Any suggestions??

  • I would take the Onkyo Receiver out of the equation for the moment, and connect the laptop directly to the TV and see what happens.

    my Dells:
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Linux Mint
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

    Precision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3

  • I tried plugging my VGA to RBG cable directly into the TV  from my laptop and get the same results. urgh

    So What I see is about 12" squished desktop image, 6" green stripe, 12" squished desktop image, 6" green stripe and another 12" squished desktop image, running vertically.

  • If by RGB cable, you mean yellow+red+white RCA plugs, then I am not surprised it is not working. You need a converter box.

    my Dells:
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Linux Mint
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

    Precision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3

  • by RGB I mean, Red-green-blue(component), the same that I use for the video on my DVD player.

  • Same difference. converter box required. Read up on it if you don't understand why.

    my Dells:
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Linux Mint
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

    Precision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3

  • Thank you for your assistance!! Any suggestions on the type of converter box?

  • http://www.digitalconnection.com/products/video/9a60.asp gets good reviews

    my Dells:
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Linux Mint
    Optiplex 3020 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

    Precision M6300 - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3