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2answers
271 views

Garbled text when using a 32in 1080p Sceptre LED TV as a computer monitor

I've done quite a bit of reading around on this kind of issue and still haven't been able to solve it. Here's the information: (TV) Sceptre E328BV-FMDC 32-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (Graphics Card) 2 ...
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1answer
319 views

Using HDMI on my Lenovo E530 Win 7 Pro [closed]

I just bought this Lenovo E530 and tried to get the LT to recognize my SONY TV. I unplugged the HDMI cable on the LT but still couldn't get the image on my TV. I also went to the Display setting ...
2
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3answers
539 views

Can cheap HDMI leads really give a poorer image?

I understand it is a digital signal. However, I bought two mega cheap leads as spares. My current cable (amazon basics) seems to be giving me issues (random signal loss- reproduced by wiggling the ...
2
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1answer
2k views

HDMI Laptop to TV - Speakers cracking and popping when displaying video, but only listening to audio is fine

I'll start off by saying that I've had a few issues in getting the audio to go from the laptop to the TV but after uninstalling and re-installing the drivers a few times I got that to work. Even now ...
3
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2answers
6k views

Does 3D content require special HDMI cables?

I recently started reading up on HDMI versions. Do the different versions of HDMI need different cables? In particular, I am concerned if I should get new cables in order to support 3D (some cables ...
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0answers
433 views

VGA DVI to HDTV HDMI intermittent output problem

I have a PC connected to my 42" HDTV. In my PC I have an nVidia 8600 GT video card with two DVI outputs and it is currently connected to my HDTV with a VGA to VGA cable that connects to the graphics ...
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1answer
2k views

If my motherboard has HDMI, will the picture be amazing on my HDTV? [closed]

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Card installed.
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3answers
29k views

Wrong screen resolution with HDMI output to HDTV

I own an HDTV with a native resolution of 1360x768. Sometimes I plug in my laptop to watch movies, and I used to do it with a VGA cable. I've had no problem setting the laptop to the TV native ...
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1answer
989 views

Set resolution of unattached display in OS X?

I have an HDTV that I'm hooking up via DVI to HDMI from my Mac mini. In my struggle to eliminate overscan I managed to set the screen resolution to something not supported by the tv. How do I change ...
2
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2answers
1k views

DVI to HDMI conversion loses part of the screen

I helped my friend to connect his video card to his TV with a DVI to HDMI cable. But the problem is however we adjust the resolution, we could not see the 4 boarders of the desktop. We tried to ...
3
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2answers
988 views

How can I fix my vista PCs screen resolution and refresh rate

I have a media PC running media portal hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI. The TV is a couple of years old now, so only supports 1080i, which is 1920x1080@25Hz. I've got it connected to my PC via a HDMI ...
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1answer
2k views

Nvidia Ion HDMI output problems with Acer Revo

I bought an Acer Revo. First I connected it to my Sony TV via HDMI output. For a few days it worked very well. Then one day when switching on the computer, it boots and the TV screen turns black ...
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2answers
789 views

Hooking up a laptop to an HDTV via VGA

I have a 2-3 year old laptop running XBMC, and I have an HDTV that I'd like to connect it to. The only output that the laptop has is VGA (and S-Video - I don't know if the TV supports it) . The TV ...
4
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5answers
49k views

ATI HDMI Audio disappears in Windows 7 when a TV is connected

So far I have unsuccessfully googled for HOURS with no luck fixing this very annoying problem. The settings is the following: I have PC running Windows 7 RC (64-bit) Video card is a ATI Radeon 4850 ...
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2answers
2k views

Force win7 to detect a newly connected DVI (HDMI) device without rebooting

I'm plugging my (Dell) laptop's secondary DVI port to my HDTV. Sometimes the connection is detected right away. Sometimes I have to reboot the laptop. Is there a way to ensure the newly detected ...
2
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3answers
29k views

How to record DirectTV HD DVR to a DVD or PC? [closed]

Is there a way to hook up a standard DVD player to a DirecTV HD DVR and record the content to this disk? If not is there a way to record the content onto a computer to later be recorded onto a DVD.
2
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6answers
6k views

HDMI-HDMI cable length

I'd like to connect my PC to an HDTV using an HDMI-HDMI cable. The distance between them is about 8 m; is the length going to be an issue? I'm worried the signal might deteriorate over such a ...
3
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1answer
841 views

Three monitors, 3D support, HDMI w/sound

I'm setting up a new general purpose PC, and trying to figure out what I need in the way of graphics card and/or motherboard. (I don't have any restrictions on what CPU/GPU/manufacturer/etc - that ...
3
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5answers
2k views

Suggestions for small, power efficient, media center PC? [closed]

I need a Windows Media Center PC. It should have: HDMI output small form factor Be able to handle a TV tuner that can decode clear QAM (i get basic cable w/o a decoder box and i get all the local ...
1
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3answers
590 views

Is iTunes full screen mode bad for an LCD TV?

My 2 year old Samsung LCD TV just died after 2 years with no issue and perfect service. It happened while I was listening to some music using iTunes in Coverflow mode in full screen. My computer was ...
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2answers
1k views

Recommended Cluster Size for Passport Hard Drive Running on WD TV

What is the recommended cluster size for an NTFS volume on a Western Digital Passport USB hard drive for playing AVI, MKV, and VOB files in 1080p resolution using Western Digital's WD TV HD Media ...
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8answers
3k views

TV doesn't automatically show signal from Windows Media Center

I have Windows Media Center running on Win7 RTM with a GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard. The integrated video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3200. It's connected to a Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR4 tv via HDMI ...