Vga cable..no streaming video acer 5532

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#1

when i plug in a vga cable whether the other end is plugged into a digital tv or not, the ability to display streaming video stops. All that one sees is all the other screen content, but the box where Youtube or a news video would display , is a blank white rectangle…any ideas or explanation?


#2

VGA is an analog video transmission, not digital. Your sources of streaming video may require that your equipment be HDCP compatible, and that means you would need a digital video connection, like dvi or hdmi.

Just a guess though, since I haven’t ever heard of Youtube requiring HDCP.


#3

Thank you for responding. I explored just that… However my Toshiba Satellite (May 2012) C675D-S7109 works with a VGA perfectly fine.
I connect it to my 40 inch LCD TV (June 2012) and view any streaming video i want . My Dell Mini 1012 (Dec 2009) and the Acer (Jan 2009) simply shut down any digital streaming the moment the VGA cable is inserted.


#4

At the risk of pointing out the obvious… do you use the function key combination to switch between laptop LCD and external (on the Dell it’s usually Fn + f8)? Sometimes the external cable is not very well auto-detected and you need to do it manually.


#6

ill try that later…