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Old 01-22-2011, 05:28 PM   #11
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OK thanks for the info - when I get back from the store tonight I will get the manuals and look thru them and give you a better answer now that I know what you have.
Hopefully with that info I can get you squared away
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #12
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Here is what I think is going on.

Your TV is a widescreen. Your netbook has to have a widescreen layout in order for the TV to expand the video and have it "look right"

For example a widescreen resolution would be like 1920x1080 for your TV.

So, right click on the desktop somewhere and select a screen resolution that works best for your TV.

What screen resolution "looks right" on your netbook? It should be what is being displayed by default.

If it is something like 1024x768 it is a "full screen" display.
If 1280x720 it is a widescreen.

800x600 is also a "full screen" resolution.

When you send a full screen resolution to a widescreen it "stttrrreettccccheeess" the screen to fit the wide screen.
This looks awful. All pretty girls look fat. All skinny men look great however, a trick of electronics I am sure.

When you toggle between laptop screen and TV the resolution is going to look funky on one of them. Just so long as it look right on the display you are looking at; all is right with the world. Just remember to reset the netbook back to the original display resolution before you disconnect.

Write down on a sticky what resolution worked best for the TV and what worked best for the netbook and use them when you hook up or disconnect. Crystal?
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:45 PM   #13
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Power up the Netbook and plug the VGA (15 Pin Connector) into the pc and the TV then toggle it by Hitting the FN (Function Key) and the F5 together - this toggles between the display and external monitor. You may need to adjust the Display properties but see if the first part works and give me feedback to help you more if needed.

Specs on the TV
This 32-inch HDTV can even double as a computer display with support for resolutions up to 1360 x 768 through HDMI and VGA
PC Resolution Support: Up to 1360 x 768 at 60 Hz

Laptop Support - Function key (FN) + F5 together
<Fn> + <F5> Display toggle Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both.

The function key on your laptop is to the left of the windows logo.


BTW this is what FN + F3 does and FN + F6:


<Fn> + <F3> Power Options Display the Power Options Properties
dialog box.

<Fn> + <F6> Screen blank Turns the display screen backlight off to
save power. Press any key to return.


Here is the Manual for your laptop and Page 8 is the Hotkeys
http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals..._Guide_Eng.pdf

Also added a Picture of the Keyboard so you know exactly where the FN or Function Key is (where the arrow is pointing to)
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:14 PM   #14
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Sherdep I know I don't know you personally, but I own you a lot of thanks. Everything you said and did walked me right thur it. It works perfectly, Thank You so very much.
And Lou Thank You so very much for all your help too.
The pictures that you both posted were also a great big help.
I own you both a lot more then just Thank You.
Once you do it a couple times you wander what was so hard about it.
But the hard part was not knowing.....and now I do.
Amen......to that...
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
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you owe me nothing - just trying to help fellow RV'ers take care of business. Glad I could help you and get you squared away.

I am a computer guy as well as wearing many other hats so giving someone tech support and explaining it in detail is what I have to do at work as well so being well rounded in many things can be a good thing for others.

I am new to RV'ing but not camping and lack knowledge with owning a new camper so we will see how that pans out for me lol

In July I will be in Virginia dropping my daughter off at her mothers for a week and then on to Pennsylvania for Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals - you could plan a trip and come camp with me LOL
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