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This RCA L26HD31 TV has always worked fine in other respects... but when I try to connect my pc's hdmi cable to it for use as a monitor, I just get "unusable signal". When this TV was made, hdmi outputs on laptops was not the norm - it was vga. Can this TV use an hdmi signal from a dell laptop? Yes, I'm using the correct input for the TV and have tried hdmi1 & 2 ports. - Thx



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Make sure you have set the laptop's display properties to as low a resolution as possible (also make sure the screen refresh rate is 60 hertz) and turned it off before connecting it to the television. Turn the television on first and set to the correct input either hdmi 1 or 2. Then turn on the laptop. When it has booted up hold down the function key and the dual monitor key (either F5 or F8) for 15 seconds for an image to appear on the screen. When you have an image you can play around with increasing the laptop's resolution.

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