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laptop to TV question

By jfuller05 ·
I have hooked my laptop to a flat screen, lcd tv. I can extend my desktop to the tv, but the color is skewed. It's not black and white, but the tv has a greenish tint to it. I have tried multiple laptops and vga cables, but the outcome is the same, the tv still has the same green tint to it. When I used HDMI, the color is excellent.
Why does the screen have a green tint when I use the vga cables? I know the issue isn't the video cards in the laptops or the vga cables, those possibilities are eliminated.

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by Charvell In reply to laptop to TV question

It is the analog to digital conversion. Most modern LCD TVs are expecting a digital video signal, not an analog signal. VGA is analog only, where as HDMI is a digital only signal.

You may be able to correct the color issue by changing the color settings from within your graphics driver settings (if you have an ATI based graphics card this would be done in the Catalyst Control Center in the Advanced view) but my recommendation would be to use HDMI (or DVI if available).

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Yeah, that makes sense.

by jfuller05 In reply to Most likely

Thanks for replying. I'll look into your suggestion about changing the color settings.

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