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 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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Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does?

Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does? Specifically, I am looking at Lenovo Laptops T410 or T510. I'm wondering if the spec permits for audio over DP and if possible if the Lenovo laptops I ...
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Is it possible to power on/off a monitor using the computer?

I was wondering if it was possible to power on/off a display using a computer connected via HDMI. Let me explain : I want my computer to power off my monitors (not standby mode) when I don't use it ...
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Is there any benefit of using HDMI over DVI?

I recently bought a Mac mini. It comes with an HDMI to DVI adapter. I bought a LG monitor that has an HDMI port. My concern is: Is there any improvement when I connect the Mac Mini to the monitor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is Displayport preferable to DVI for monitor connections? [closed]

I'm currently running a single Dell 24" (2408WFP) screen, but am considering adding a second. The problem I've got is that I'm currently using the DVI connector to the on board graphics, so will need ...
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I don't have a monitor; how to play copy-protected content?

Let me preface this with the fact that I am totally blind so do not have a monitor hooked up to my computer. I have a cable card tuner that I would like to use to record and play TV shows. It appears ...
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how do I connect an Apple Thunderbolt display to a PC?

I have this Apple Thunderbolt display. it works fine with my Macbook Pro. I also want to connect it to my Windows laptop via HDMI. I bought this converter, which converts the HDMI signal to ...
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Why is HDMI->DVI image sharper than VGA?

I have a Dell U2312HM monitor connected to a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. When I connect them via laptop -> HDMI cable -> HDMI-DVI adaptor -> monitor (the monitor doesn't have a HDMI socket), ...
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Connecting a 2560x1440 display to a laptop?

Having read Jeff Atwood's blog post on Korean 27" IPS LCDs, I've been wondering to what extent these are useful in a notebook + large display situation. I own a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E320 with 2nd ...
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

Have a new 6870 ati 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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Image doesn't fill monitor when connected via HDMI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Overscan in Catalyst Control Center Connecting a Dell Studio Slim to a Dell ST2210 21.5" monitor. The PC has a ATI Radeon HD 4350 video card. The video card has DVI ...
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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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Triple monitor setting in Linux with USB-HDMI adapter

I'm trying to set up a triple monitor desktop at my office using Fedora 17, but it seems impossible, let me explain the setting: Laptop ASUS K53SD with 2 graphic cards, Intel and nVidia (Screen ...
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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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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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Can HDMI output 2560x1600?

2560x1600 is the output resoultion for dual-link dvi. HDMI can convert to dvi. But can HDMI convert to dual-link dvi? I understand there are different versions of HDMI. I want to hook up 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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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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Green flickering pixels that move with black images

Strange question... Occasionally, on my LCD screen, pixels that should be black flicker rapidly and constantly between black and green, about 4 flickers a second. The crazy part is, unlike dead/stuck ...
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HDMI won't output audio to my TV?

I recently upgraded my graphics card from an XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB to an MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB. (Windows 8 x64) The TV is a Vizio E500i-A1 My HDMI audio output used to work fine with my TV, but ...
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What's the difference between DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort Is Displayport preferable to DVI for monitor connections? As an end consumer, are there any significant differences ...
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Two identical external monitors, one through HDMI another VGA. Text on VGA looks blurry

I've tried a lot of things but I can't seem to get it working correctly. Below is my setup. Laptop is a Dell Latitude E6535, which has Video chip/card NVidia NVS 5200M. I have two external AOC IPS ...
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HDMI resolution limited to 1920 x 1080?

Monitor is a Dell 3008wfp. Very nice. Max resolution 2560 x 1600. Video card is an ATI Radeon HD 4350. I like it because it was cheap and is fanless. (Noise bugs me.) I would like to switch from DVI ...
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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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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 there a KVM switch that supports *dual monitors* using DVI or HDMI?

I have been looking for a KVM switch that I could hook up to my laptop docking station so that I could dock my work laptop at home, flip a switch, and have my laptop use my home PC's keyboard, mouse, ...
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Windows not remembering default audio device?

I prefer the audio output on my computer to use the standard audio jack output due to volume issues. But I am using a monitor with HDMI. I have chosen to set the default audio device to be "Speakers" ...
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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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Can I connect two monitors to my computer using an hdmi splitter

Can I connect two monitors to my computer using an HDMI splitter because my computer only has one HDMI output that works which is coming from the Graphics Card. Both monitors are the excact same and I ...
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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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Why does 1080p through a VGA cable fit my HDTV but is oversized when through an HDMI cable?

I have put together a new PC with a XFX GeForce GTX 260 graphics card and have it connected to my HDTV. First, I used an old VGA cable with a DVI to VGA adapter and plugged it in to my HDTV's VGA ...
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What kind of cable looks like HDMI but has only one slanted edge?

What kind of cable is this? It looks like a HDMI connector but it has a slanted edge at one side?
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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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What happens when you connect two HDMI output devices

With HDMI cables being symmetric and male-male, it is possible to connect two different HDMI output ports to each other, such as a DVD player to a laptop's HDMI output. What would happen if I were to ...
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Determine the HDMI controller from the command line

XBMC (or rather libcec) only supports CEC in a couple of HDMI controllers. I would like a way to work out what HDMI / CEC controller is installed in a machine from the command line. This is the ...
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how to listen to audio with HDMI on the TV on linux?

I am using linux mint 15 "cinnamon". I've got some videos that I want to play on the TV. I connected my laptop to the TV using HDMI. the video can be seen, but the audio is playing on my computer. ...
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Upgrade to OSX Lion cannot connect to TV with HDMI cord?

I recently upgraded to Lion and now I can't connect to my TV with an HDMI cord. I need to be able to transfer webpages on my iMac on to a tv. If i upgrade to mountain lion does anyone know if this ...
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Intel HD4000 with 4k HDMI output on Linux

I wonder if I can output 4k resolution (3840 × 2160) @ 30Hz with a Intel HD4000 graphics using Linux and a single HDMI output. I have a Thinkpad Edge E330 with HDMI 1.4. The CPU is an i5-3210M. I ...
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Can a weak HDMI/USB connection cause Windows 7 to crash?

A few weeks ago, I moved my main computer into a different room, and hooked it up with long (10m) HDMI and USB cables so I could compute in peace. Since then, I've also been getting the occasional ...
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Three Monitors Hooked Up, but I Can Only Use Two?

Today I got a new Sapphire Radeon HD 4670. I've attached two monitors into the DVI and D-SUB ports and connected my TV into the HDMI port (so essentially three monitors are connected). So far the ...
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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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Is there a way to stream wirelessly from a laptop to a TV?

I heard of such a thing like a box or a media player such thing that can connect wirelessly to stream movies from my laptop? Is there such a thing that can do it? How is the latency on it? I have ...
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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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2560 x 1440 Resolution: is Mini DisplayPort or HDMI better?

My first foray beyond 1080p begins today. Should I use HDMI or DisplayPort to connect my new laptop to my monitor? If I have both cables, which will allow me to maximize my graphics experience? ...