HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays. Many PCs now include the ability to output audio/video directly to an HDMI port.

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HDMI with resolution 2560 x 1440 possible?

I have an Acer 1810T and am going to buy a Dell u2711 with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. Can I connect the panel over HDMI with the Acer and use the 2560 x 1440 res?
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HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort

What are the pros and cons of each of these different display adapters and cables? From what I can understand, HDMI offers the ability to send audio along the same cable as well as the ability to do ...
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Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?

Newer Radeon video cards come with four ports standard: DVI (x2) HDMI DisplayPort If I want to run three 24" monitors, all of which are DVI only, from this video card -- is it possible to ...
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

I have a new 6870 Amd Radeon adapter with its drivers set to 1080p 60Hz resolution hooked up to a 2008 47" high end Samsung HDMI based TV. However, when the tv is turned to a different HDMI input ...
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Does HDMI cable “quality” actually affect transmission?

I really don't want to pay a ridiculous price for a "name brand" HDMI cable if it doesn't really do anything for me. I'm just curious: now that most transmission is digital (packetized) is there such ...
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Will an HDMI to VGA connector work?

I have a device that has an HDMI output port. The specification says that I can connect it to a monitor that has an HDMI input port (through HDMI to HDMI cable) or one that has a DVI-D input port. ...
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How do I fix monitor detection in Windows 7?

I'm using Windows 7 + Windows Media Center for my HTPC. It works great except from one annoying issue. Whenever I turn off my TV while listening to music, the music stops for a second or while Windows ...
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Is HDMI hot pluggable?

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Dell XPS 17 L702X) to a TV via HDMI. In the process I've hot-plugged the cable several times, but to no avail. Could this damage the HDMI port on my laptop or TV?
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Use Nvidia optimus card for HDMI output

I have an ASUS laptop which has a 17" 1600x900 and Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia gt540M card Whenever i connect to my 24" 1080p samsung TV, no app uses the nvidia card and what i'm forced to play games with ...
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Does a HDMI-to-DVI (dual link) adapter exist? I don't care about the price

My monitor supports full-resolution display (2560x1440) only when connected to through either the DVI-D dual link port, or the DisplayPort. My laptop, though, has neither of these two kinds of ...
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Is there any DVI to HDMI converter with audio? [closed]

I have a laptop with VGA and DVI outputs, but no HDMI. I want to connect it to a HDMI TV. Is there any DVI→HDMI converter that also grabs audio? Obviously, the DVI port does not carry audio signal, ...
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Can I take an HDMI input to my laptop?

I have a device whose video-out is HDMI. My laptop has an HDMI port. My laptop is running Linux. Can I view the device's video-out on my laptop? How?
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Is it possible to retain multi monitor settings when one monitor is “unplugged”?

Background Info I recently completed a new 'Home Theater' setup in our new house. In the living room I have a TV and sound bar, and in my office on the other side of the wall I have my PC (running ...
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Advantage of connecting laptop to monitor through HDMI to VGA

I have two options for connecting an external monitor to my laptop - HDMI and VGA. Currently I am using VGA. Will there be any advantage if I connect through HDMI. Does using HDMI reduce the life of ...
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Can I watch 3D movies on my TV if my graphics card doesn't support it?

I have a 3D TV (which support "2D to 3D", "Side By Side", "Top and Down"). I use an HDMI cable (3D supported 1.4) to connect my TV to the PC. My PC doesn't have a graphics card capable of outputting ...
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Can the Microsoft Surface Pro drive multiple external monitors?

I am interested in simultaneously connecting two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panels to my Microsoft Surface Pro. Currently I am attempting to utilize a StarTech Mini DisplayPort to ...
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Send only video out with HDMI cable

My laptop has an HDMI out port and my new TV has HDMI in ports. Hooking them up so that I can use the laptop to play movies with sound on the TV works fine. However, I haven't been able to find a ...
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Windows 8.1 triple monitors - can't enable all 3 at the same time

Today decided to update from Win8 Pro to Win8.1. Everything was fine with enabled 3 monitors (Extended mode, not Eyefinity) at the same time. But after update can't enable 3d monitor, only 2 could be ...
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Is it possible to connect two monitors on a laptop, one through HDMI and the other through DisplayPort?

For example the Alienware m17x offers 3 connections, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA. Is it possible to connect two independent external monitors, one through the DisplayPort and one through the HDMI port? ...
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Windows Media Center HDMI Capture Cards

I'm working on a new software application that utilizes windows media center to play recorded TV shows in the center of the screen. We can get this to work with standard coax or RCA input TV ...
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Multiple monitors (3) in notebook using HDMI and vga port, with a graphic card only

I have a HP dv9830us laptop. It has a vga-out and a hdmi-out port. I want to know if it's possible to use 3 devices, each one with different displays, using just one graphic card - NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Calibrating external monitors (HDMI, Mini DisplayPort)

I have a Dell XPS L502x laptop and two LG IPS235 monitors. One of them connected through HDMI-HDMI, another through Mini DisplayPort - HDMI. Although these are the same monitors, if I set them to ...
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Can an integrated HDMI port work both ways?

Say I had a laptop [Correction: notebook, don't want my thighs medium rare], any OS, and it has an HDMI port built into the side. Would it be remotely possible to hack it into an input, provided it ...
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HDMI to VGA convert

I just bought a new HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition laptop that has HDMI out. I already have a couple of monitors that are VGA and I'd like to hook up one of these to dual monitors. I've read some ...
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How do I set up a 4K TV via HDMI to my PC? (Getting mouse/video lag)

I recently purchased a Hisense HLUD58XT880 LCD TV (LCD flat-panel with 3840x2160 native resolution). I have plugged my PC into the HDMI (UHD) port on the TV. My PC is running Windows 8.1 with a ATI ...
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Windows doesn't detect when I plug an HDMI cable in

My HDMI isn't working - Windows no longer seems to notice when I put a cable in my laptop's HDMI port. I have Windows 7, running on a Packard Bell EN TS11HR (serial number 14012532016, if it helps). ...
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HDMI-out to VGA-in via DVI?

I have an HP ultrabook which does not have a VGA-out port. I would like to connect it to a VGA only projector Will a hdmi to dvi converter like ...
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Can a single HDMI port be used for two external displays?

Is it posssible to connect two external monitors using a single HDMI port, perhaps using a special adapter/splitter? The two displays are currently connected to a desktop using VGA and DVI.
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Output Audio via HDMI and Analog Out Simultaneously

I need to output the system audio from a desktop to both the HDMI output (sending to the display that functions as the room speakers) and via the analog stereo output (to feed the reference input on a ...
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using HDMI out to serve multiple monitors

I have a Sony Viao laptop (VPCF1) with a single VGA out and a single HDMI out. I'd like to use the laptop in a "docking station" configuration with two DFP monitors and the laptop screen closed. I ...
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Convert WQHD from HDMI to DVI-D or Display Port

I have monitor (DELL U2713HM) with WQHD resolution (2560x1440) and he support full resolution by DVI-D and DisplayPort and there is problem but in my laptop (MSI GE60) support this resolution only on ...
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How can I find out what output resolutions a laptop computer supports?

I am looking for a new laptop, and it will be connected to an external monitor the majority of the time, presumably via HDMI. The monitor has native 1920x1080 resolution. I'm not really concerned ...
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No image after disconnecting HDMI

I had connected my laptop to an external display via an HDMI cable in the developers preview of Windows 8. After sometime I sent the laptop to hibernate mode, without disconnecting the HDMI cable. ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize HDMI audio output

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 on a Dell 545 MT with audio/video output via an NVIDIA 9800 GTX+ to a flat screen television. I have installed/uninstalled/reinstalled all the recent drivers from ...
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Can I use my two laptops as dual monitors? [duplicate]

I want to connect my Dell (Windows 7) to my Acer (Windows Vista) and use them as dual monitors. The screen on my Dell is broken and I can't read anything on it. I tried to hook it up to my television ...
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My display is blank when I turn on my HDTV connected to Media Center

When I turn on my TV, it's often the case that the screen is blank and I have to unplug / plug the HDMI cable connected from the Windows Media Center to a Samsung LED TV. This problem only occurs ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to record TV via HDMI?

Is it possible to record TV via HDMI? If so, can you recommend a way for a Windows 7 user to record TV via HDMI to a laptop?
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Software/drivers to add CEC support for HDMI in Windows?

Is there any way to allow my PC to control my TV via HDMI CEC commands? I'm looking to use this on an HP EliteBook 8530p, with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 video adapter, running Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Connecting a laptop to a TV via HDMI

I just bought a new Dell XPS17 laptop (Win7) that only has HDMI output. My last 2 laptops had VGA, which I used to connect to my Sony Bravia 32" TV with no issues, but with the HDMI it's been quite a ...
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Permanently overriding underscan default for HDMI output from ATI video cards

I recently bought a new LCD monitor. It has an HDMI input, but no DVI. I've used the included DVI-to-HDMI adapter to connect it to my video card. I've found that the ATI drivers by default apply a ...
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Maximum resolution through VGA/DVI/HDMI(/etc)?

I know the original VGA standard was meant to output 640x480 and that other standards over the original VGA connector are developed to output a higher resolution. (SVGA, XGA, etc.) But I was wondering ...
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What's the differnce between “Set as Default Device” and “Set as Default Communications Device” in the Sound configuration in Windows 7?

I noticed that there are two similar options in the "Sound" (Soundcard Configuration window->playback tab in the context menu) window in Windows 7. What is the difference between these two options? ...
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Does the HDMI port on a video card support audio?

When purchasing a video card based on nVidia or AMD, does the HDMI port support audio as well as video? For what it's worth, I'm running Xubuntu 14.04. Here's an example of a video card with ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI cable to transfer files between notebooks?

HDMI 1.3 bandwidth is over 10G. Notebook nowadays has HDMI port available. Is that possible that we use HDMI cable to hook up 2 notebook and perform file copy operation?
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Is it really necessary to unplug devices from the wall before connecting HDMI?

I was under the impression that HDMI was built to be hot-swap ready, like a USB device. I was told recently that unplugging HDMI while devices were powered on was risky and could actually cause ...
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How does HDMI over CAT5 work?

So I have just learned about HDMI over CAT5, this sounds awesome. But I am having trouble finding information about it as google's result list is saturated with products and not info. So how does ...
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Kill overscan for ATI drivers?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 64 bit/Linux 64 bit machine that uses ATI's Catalyst drivers. Sometimes I attach it to a 1080p LCD TV over HDMI. ATI is daft enough to provide a border to account for ...
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DVI, DisplayPort, dual Monitors

Equipment/Software: Windows 7 Ultimate Nvidia Quadro 600 2x NEC MultiSync E222w Latest Nvidia drivers Amphenol DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Cable Problem: Bottom-line, I can only get one monitor to ...
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Mac Mini HDMI-to-DVI to VGA-to-Monitor?

I just purchased a Mac Mini and totally forgot that Apple upgraded to Mini DisplayPort (I still have the mini-vga to vga cable on my MacBook). So what next? Do I have to buy a Mini DisplayPort to VGA ...