The Samsung have VGA and two HDMI ports. My laptop has DVI and HDMI so I opted to use the HDMI connection. I was extremely disappointed to the quality of the image. Text was blurry / fuzzy and I got it slightly better by changing the subpixel settings in my OS and messing with the options in the OSD on the Samsung. I confirmed that the output was 1920 x 1080 however things just didn't look the best.
There are two tricks to getting great output to your Samsung.
- I did some research and opted to buy a DVI to HDMI cable. DVI is just subset of the features of HDMI so cables are less thatn $10. Using this cable improved things a lot.
- You need to tell the Samsung that you have a computer connected to it. It is not intuitative at all but it's simple. (Just be sure that your cable is connected to HDMI port 1).
- Press the "Source" button on the remote.
- Scroll to HDMI/DVI 1
- Press the "Tools" button on the remote
- Select "Edit Name"
- Scroll and select "DVI PC" from the list of inputs in the menu and confirm
Voila! You should have crisp text / fonts on your Samsung. I wish that Samsung had this in their manual.
Update January 26th, 2014:
- If you no longer have the remote, I have not been able to find a solution that works without the remote. You might be able to program an universal remote control unit to work with this device however I have not tried.
- This probably won't work for the HDMI 2 port. Only the HDMI 1 port is PC compatible (just look on the back of the unit, it even says so).