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Posted 05 September 2006 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:01 AM
after googleing the monitor I found a bunch of sites selling that model (LG Electronics RZ-26LZ55 ) and two sites said the output was DVI and one said S-video. When you buy it make sure you know what kind of video input it takes so you can get a VGA converter to connect to your laptop.
I want to buy an LG 26LZ55 LCD monitor and use it as a screen for my laptop. On my laptop I have a '15-hole' plug where a monitor output lead would go and I believe this is called a VGA. I am pretty sure that the LCD I am proposing to buy has a VGA connection.
yes you can use the LCD screen w/ your laptop, but I have a feeling you will need a DVI<->VGA converter. (it just plugs into your VGA port on your laptop and the end of the video cable. the LCD might come with one, I have gotten one with both of my video cards.)
(1) Am I correct that a simple VGA lead would enable me to use this LCD as a screen for my laptop?
All non-CRT monitors (ie LCD and plasma) have a native resolution. This one is 1280 x 768. If you set your desktop to a lower resolution you will get a little distortion, much like your laptop screen.
(2) To what extent do I need to worry about resolutions/refresh rates etc?
you have some kind of graphics card, integrated or otherwise, so you can see anything on your laptop's LCD. All laptops have a VGA port so you can hook up to a desktop display(since most laptops had small crappy screens traditionally) or a projector for presentations etc. You can tell its the VGA port because it is the only port on a computer with 3 rows of holes and today they are commonly blue.
I don't even know if I have a graphics card (is it essential that I have one?).
It is listed as a 26" LCD TV so I don't see any problems, it is HDTV ready and has 2 integrated speakers. You will just need a DVI<->VGA connverter, as I said many times now, to plug into the laptop
I predominantly want to use the screen for watching films played through my laptop (either divx or dvd) as well as as a standard television - will this be a simple matter of plugging the screen in or is there more to it? I have heard of people getting flickering screens etc. and wanted to check that my laptop was capable of what I am proposing to do before shelling out 500 quid on a screen!
Edited by Gothmog, 06 September 2006 - 12:14 AM.
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