Problem connecting laptop to TV
Posted on 2009-04-14
I have connected my HP Pavilion ZV5000 (Win XP) laptop to my Samsung LE32R87 BDX LCD tv via a 15 pin VGA cable. I set the resolution on the laptop to 1024x768 @ 60Hz. After working through the setup instructions in the Samsung user guide I managed to see the HP desktop background on the tv screen. However there are no icons showing and nothing apart from a mouse cursor and if I right click on the desktop I can see a dropdown menu.
Can anyone advise how I can enable a workable connection. I want to be able to view my digital images.
I rang Samsung's techsupport but they were unhelpful. Said the problem is caused by my having a 14 pin cable. Mine is definitely 15 pin.