HP Mini 311 Laptop to connect to Panasonic HDTV monitor
Posted on 2010-01-06
HP Mini 311 Laptop (HP Mini 311-1000NR PC ) to connect to Panasonic HDTV monitor should be an easy thing, but does not work. Please give us a clue. This is my brother's Laptop, and he wants to be able to show his movies from that laptop on his Panasonic HDTV using HDMI cable, which just does not work. We thought for sure it would. Here's the little I found at HP about it, and it talks about S-Video vs. HDMI... bad news if that's the problem, since he'd love to see the high def hdmi provides.
The notebook is capable of switching from the LCD display mode to S-Video or external display modes.
The external VGA port is enabled by holding the Fn key down and pressing the F4 key at the same time. There are three modes that can be toggled through:
Internal Display only
Internal Display and External Display
External Display only
Other options can be accessed for configuring the external display or SVIDEO output by right-clicking the Windows desktop or background and selecting Properties from the menu list.
I hasten to add, that this Laptop was advertised as HDMI capable, and in fact has an HDMI port so it must work.... If this is not the right topic area for this question, please let me know.