HP Pavilion TS 15 SleekBook Display :: Connecting Extra Monitor - No Standard VGA Port
May 30, 2014
I just opened up my HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15 Sleekbook and I want to connect a 2nd monitor to stretch my desktop. I have a Dell monitor that I've been using for a year or so with a VGA connection. On my new Touchsmart there is no standard vga port.
In what ways can I connect it?
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This is true regardless of the video source on the T430, either a movie via VLC or MediaPlayer off the hard drive, or streaming.
Two odd things:¬† it does not happen if I play a movie on the TV directly from a USB key - it has a USB port and that works just fine.¬† Also, if I simply unplug the RS232 from the TV then everything gets restored and the image on the T430 is perfect without any bars top and bottom.¬†
In summary, a 16:9 video source connected to a 16:9 TV via RS232 is given black bars top and bottom, and there is no control on the TV that can correct this (TV has two settings for RS232 display, 4:3 and 16:9.¬† 4:3 actually displays the 16:9 ratio correctly, but with a large black frame around it.¬† And 16:9, the "auto" setting, gives the problem above).
So I have two questions:
1.¬† Is there a setting on the T430 that I can adjust to resolve this issue so that the black bars are suppressed for 16:9 video replay?
2.¬† If I switch to using the more expensive T430 minidisplay output (via an HDMI adapter) and connect that way, is it likely to fix this issue?¬† I don't want to go to the expense of the adapter and HDMI cable if it will give essentially the same result.
This only applies to videos.¬† That is, when I close down the video, the 16:9 desktop that shows on the TV is identical to that on the T430 and aspect ratio is not squished on either display.
So it's something to do with how the machine sends out the video streams via RS232 that's screwed up somehow.
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