Out of Range problem [laptop tv-monitor]

December 16, 2014 at 08:37:33
Specs: Windows 8
Hi, I get out of range on my monitor when I try to play certain games.
It works fine when i'm not using the monitor, by the display on the laptop is crap.

any ideas?

Its an 9 year old Sony LCD tv and the laptop is a "Standard" Lenovo i5 Laptop

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December 16, 2014 at 11:22:29
mmm - a 9yr old lcd tv and a standard 15in laptop (likely the latter is quite new and provides a much higher resolution o/p that then the Sony can handle)?

What actual model Sony is it; and do have the manual and full specs. for the Sony?

How are you feeding the Sony/connecting to it from the laptop?

How are you setting/determining the display resolution on the Sony when using the laptop graphics adapter o/p?

I seem to recall one can set the external display with a different resolution the laptop's own display.

Are you viewing on both the laptop and the Sony at the same time?

What is the resolution you set for the laptop on its own and does it sit within the range for the 9yrs old Sony?

Very likely the Sony isn't able to handle the resolution you have set for the laptop display; so perhaps set it (the laptop's) a little lower? Check the manual for your Sony to see what it can handle...?

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December 16, 2014 at 12:30:58
The model is KLV-S23A10E Sony

I'm using an VGA cable to connect the two, the tv have no HDMI plugin.

About the resolution, I have the laptop on 1366x768 and the monitor on 1280x768, I have tried to change them to be the same and also disabling the laptop and only use the monitor.

I am using both displays at the same time.

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December 16, 2014 at 13:02:04
Also make sure the refresh rate on the laptop is correct, for it's own screen at least. If you change it only use one small step either side because it is tricky to read it and put right if it goes too far outside spec.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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