Dell laptop HDMI-to-HDTV won't work

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 Jack -
Hello,

I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop with an HDMI port. I'm trying to connect it to a 42" Vizio HDTV (brand new). It's worked once, but that's it. Not again. I connect the HDMI cable to the TV and it just says "No Signal!"

Please help!
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Hey,
  • After selecting video input connection type (HDMI) on HD TV, try right-clicking on the desktop and go to graphics options.
  • Select desktop plus HD TV or just HD TV.
  • This works with Dell Studio 1555 and Sony Bravia HD TV using the HDMI inputs.


Thanks!
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FYI I subscribe to Netflix streaming video and use my laptop and internet connection to watch movies on my big Sony HDTV as well as the internet using a wireless mouse and keyboard. The laptop (Dell) has HDMI ouyput and Windows 7 with the magnifier function which allows me to see the HDTV from at least 17 ft. I connect with a short HDMI cable and leave the laptop near the HDTV. I guess I could run a long HDMI cable and put the labtop near me. I presume others use other methods and devices such as described at the Netflix site. See above with helpful.
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This didn't fix my problem and it gave me an additional problem. I did this:
right click desktop > Graphics Options > Output To > HDTV.
Result was: My laptop screen went completely black, but TV still says, "No signal".
Now the only way to see anything on my laptop is if I disconnect the HDMI cable.
To make matters worse, NOW when I right click my desktop again and select Graphics Options, there is no more "Output To" option on the menu, so I don't see a way to un-do what I just did.
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I had that same issue...update the video card driver.
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I had this same problem. Took me a while but I figured it out. Right click on desktop and select "Personalize". Next click on "Display". You should see "connect to a projector" on the left. Select it then select duplicate. Its that simple.
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Thank you soooo much, you just earned me some major Mr. fixit points with my girlfriend..Thanks again.
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OMG thanks so much!!!! I been figuring out myself for few hours until I gave up and looked for a solution from the internet! thank fod I found you!
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thanks man,i just did as u instructed, it worked.you are the best
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Windows key plus P does this also :)
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didnt work for me:(
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hi there,

go to display properties

and enable 2nd output display

Thanks
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