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been doing it for a while now but have been having the same problem over and over again.

when i watch a movie on my laptop connected to my tv via hdmi it works fine but sometimes it will go black and the iput box will show up in the corner of the tv and say 1600 x 1200 hdmi 60 hrtz. sometimes it will only do it once on a movie sometimes it will do it 20 times in a row.

also after dcoing some reading ive noticed that most people have to change options to be able to use the an external monitor. as soon as i plug my hdmi cable into my laptop it shows up on the tv right away. is this normal?

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It may help if you set the resolution to the HDTV @ 1920x1080 for 1080p; 1366x768 for older 720p TVs. 1600x1200 is not the right resolution.

You need to be proficient playing with dual display if you hook up a laptop to HDTV a lot.

I personally hated using dual display especially one is a laptop unless the display resolutions are the same (then I use clone). Or at least, the aspect ratios are the same:)

You may also want to try different HDMI cables.
 
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