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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Screen scraping via display port / splitter / monitor hardware

Problem Background I have a screen scraping program that identifies images on my screen and reports useful information back to me. I want to be extremely cautious around the application that I am ...
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Digital output disappeared in sound settings

I dont get it what the heck happened. I opened sound settings, then wanted to switch sound output to hdmi from my monitor (all this worked normally), then there were two options - digital output and ...
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3 Monitor display on a AMD A8-6600k

I have an AMD A8-6600k. I can extend my display using VGA and HDMI. Vga to my widescreen lcd, and HDMI to my TV. I am a programmer and I needed to test resolutions from the TV, and monitor. One of my ...
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Send only audio output with HDMI

I have my laptop connected to TV using HDMI cable. But I only want to transmit audio, because I want to use my TV as speakers, nothing else. So the video is useless. Is this possible? I've only ...
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In Windows 8, how do I get an application to connect audio to newly attached audio output device?

At work I am using Windows8.1 on a lap top. I have firefox running and select a video on the web to watch, so far it is working good. Now I plug in the HDMI to TV, and tell the computer to mirror the ...
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Why is my display text blurry

I bought a new computer recently and when I connect it into my older Samsung display with a HDMI cable the text seems to be blurry. However if I connect my older laptop computer into this same Samsung ...
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monitor black out with lower resolution and unable to fix

i have a acer 1366x768 monitor and i use a hdmi converter to connect it to the cpu. so suddenly all the time it blacks out and goes to lower resolution and when i change back to 1366 it show input not ...
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Connecting Thunderbolt Display to Non-Thunderbolt MacBook (mid 2010)

I have an old MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 / Pre Thunderbolt) and an extra ThunderBolt 27" which I wanted to connect to the laptop. According to Apple and a ton of posts online (dated around 2011) this is ...
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How to run a command when display is turned off/on in windows 7

I use a TV connected via HDMI to a windows box. I want that when the box is idle, the TV to be put into standby, but the computer should run. For this I have a pulse-cec-usb adapter, and I can use ...
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HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort cables and image quality (color, sharpness)

I am planning on running some very long digital cables (HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort). I want to make absolutely sure that as long as the cable works with my desired settings (resolution and hz), there's ...
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What is the technical name for the [cable] in a laptop that connects to the [LCD] [duplicate]

I wanted to google it and learn about the connector; with the ultimate goal of learning how to turn it into a DVI, VGA or HDMI (To turn a naked laptop LCD into an ad hoc monitor) But when I started, ...
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Ubuntu not setting display resolution correctly

So, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an older Mac (like 2010), and trying to connect to a TV using a mini display port to HDMI adapter. The adapter does work on a different Mac (and newer) thats running ...
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“No signal” on 4K monitor after login, reconnect hdmi cable get back the signal (Windows 7)

Setup: Windows 7 pro. Single 4K monitor connected to PC via HDMI cable. Running 4K resolution. Issue: Once logined remotely, you are greeted with a login screen. Login locally, "No signal" on 4K ...
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Converting DVI to HDMI

I have a graphics card with a VGA and DVI-I Dual Link ports but my monitor/screen only supports HDMI. I've search over the web of pictures if it is possible and I get a lot of images of DVI to HDMI ...
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Connect Dell Optiplex 980/990 to LG LED HDTV

I have the following TV: http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-42LN5300-42-Inch-1080p/dp/B00BB0ZTO0 And I want to connect my computer to it: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/optiplex-980/pd Now, ...
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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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connected laptop with TV- sound from tv not working

I have connected a tv via HDMI to a laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the video on the televsion but the sound plays from the laptop and not from the television. Any ideas on what I need to change ...
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Trying to run files on Ubuntu from televsion

I am using a TV with HDMI input from sony laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the screen on the TV but any files I run on the laptop do not appear on the television. Any ideas what I might be doing ...
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Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
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How do I find a laptop or desktop that supports external 4k monitor?

I am trying to word this question in a way that makes it not opinion-based, soo... I have a Seiki 4k monitor, now looking for 4k content. Looking at a bunch of (lower-end) 4k laptops and desktops, ...
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Multiple cable adapter setup not working - VGA to smartphone. All cables tested and work

Issue Pictured overhead projector setup does not work. #1 -> #2 -> #3 -> Phone. All cables are tested and work! The issue is the HDMI connection between cable #2 and #3. With all other cables, the ...
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5.1 surround from laptop to TV via HDMI doesn't work

I have an ASUS G75VX with an NVidia GeForce 670MX card. I have it hooked up to my Sony Bravia xbr55x850 via HDMI. The Bravia is hooked to a Visio 5.1 surround system via Optical. Here is what my ...
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Sony BDP-S7200 will randomly stretch out USB videos

I got the Sony BDP-S7200 bluray player to upgrade from a BDP-S3200 which played USB files perfectly. Now, despite the great looks and the zippy performance of the 7200, it's got a strange issue. ...
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Can't view my Windows 8 PC on my TV via HDMI [closed]

I have a Dell all-in-one Inspiron Core i7 that I wish to connect to my TV. I bought an HDMI cable and connected my PC and TV with it but nothing appears on my TV. I tried so many things, it just won't ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (with Iris 5200) only output 1920x1200 via HDMI?

I have a late-2013 15" retina MacBook Pro with an i7-4750HQ CPU and onboard Iris Pro 5200 graphics. And in case it makes any difference, I'm running Win8.1 on it. When I connect this MBP to an ...
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Origin of display connector numbers in XServer (e.g. HDMI1, HDMI2, DP1)

a custom mainboard has a DVI and a DisplayPort connector on the board. Currently, everything that is connected at DVI will be named "HDMI2" in XServer. I can see that by calling the "xrandr" tool (in ...
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Games, Windows 8.1 and 144Hz display

So I have been having problems with few games after switching from 7 to 8.1, which seems to be related to my 144Hz monitor. Few examples: Shank, Shank 2, Blood of the Werewolf, Astebreed, the Sims 2 ...
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Why does modern graphics with 2Gb memory come with VGA output?

I recently bought a new computer with a ATI HD8570 2GB (VGA+HDMI). I pay top dollars for a powerful graphics card. I have two (older) monitors from Dell 1600*900 which have a DVI input and a VGA ...
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How do I get my laptop to use its external monitor with Debian Wheezy?

with Debian Wheezy installed my laptop screen works fine but it doesn't seem to notice when an external monitor is plugged in. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15 (3537) I think this is the device in ...
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connecting DVI monitor to HDMI port

Can I connect computer monitor with the case by using DVI to HDMI cable? monitor side is DVI and the case side id HDMI. I want to choose the correct cable for this connection. My graphic card is 2 GB ...
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Mirrored display isn't “full screen”

I plugged my laptop into my TV via HDMI, both displays are 1920x1080 and I have it set to Mirror my laptops display onto the TV. It does so, except I have a black border around the display on the TV, ...
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Funai 32" TV As PC Monitor - Resolution mismatch

I currently have my Funai 32" TV plugged into my Dell Dimension E521 desktop computer. My current resolution is 1024x768 and I would like to increase this. My TV apparently supports 2048x1536. I'm ...
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Using motherboard HDMI connection for separate graphics card

I have a Z97-motherboard which has an HDMI-connection, along with a MSI 770 graphics card, which sadly only has one HDMI-connection. I would like to connect my second monitor through HDMI to my ...
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Video playback is not smooth on Ubuntu

I have an Intel NUC N2820 unit connected to Sony television (KDL-40Z4500) over HDMI. I am trying to setup video playback of a video from my camcorder (H.264 1080/25p) on Ubuntu. This is the output ...
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HDMI vs VGA: Which one consumes more power?

I just switched to HDMI recently for my gaming. Could anybody tell how much power is being consumed when using HDMI compared to the old VGA?
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Can I connect adapt a laptop's mini displayport to a monitor's hdmi port and get 2560 x 1440 resolution?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W530 with a mini displayport (mini DP) port and a monitor with HDMI as well as dual-link DVI-D (digital). I know that I can get an active adapter and go from the laptop's ...
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RGB/VGA input on display without analog ports

I've got a Panasonic LCD display that has all digital or HDMI ports for video. In our conference room, I need to support VGA input for those connecting PC laptops that have no digital output. I've ...
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why is html (black) text on red or blue, displaying blurry on 60Hz 4K

I have done something that it should not be possible yet until HDMI 2.0, I have a 4K TV connected by HDMI to a video card (NVidia GeForce 750Ti), and the card says, I have 60Hz 4K. Works well, ...
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how to connect “dual mode HDMI” to get 60Hz 4K?

I bought Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics card, that says prominently on the box "4k at 60Hz through dual HDMI". OK, so I tried to connect this by 2 HDMI cables, to 2 HDMI inputs on my 4K TV, ...
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Change HDMI out resolution

I'm using Acer laptop, Windows 7. I'd like to give the HDMI output of the laptop to an OMAP5 EVM, for some testing purpose. I can read the input resolution received, in the EVM. Currently, I'm ...
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How to schedule a task on secondary audio/video device connection/disconnection?

I want to schedule a windows task to run when a secondary output device (e.g., VGA monitor or HDMI A/V receiver is turned on or off) but I'm not sure which event should be used for this. I found ...
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Is monitor suspending supported via a HDMI to DVI cable?

My computer has DVI and HDMI video outputs while I have two DVI monitors and a cheap HDMI to DVI cable. Both monitors go fine into and out of standby using DVI-to-DVI connection. Both also display ...
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Self-test monitor behavior: VGA vs HDMI

I switched connection on my DELL monitor from VGA to HDMI and (obviously) the setting on a monitor itself. Everything works fine. The only thing that bothers me a little bit that in VGA mode the ...
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Playbak device not recognized when using HDMI

I recently purchased a new laptop that came with windows 8.1 . When I first got the computer I tested that when I plug in my HDMI cable into the computer and connect it with the TV, the TV is ...
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Is the Surface Pro 2 capable of supporting a 3 monitor work station?

The Surface Pro Docking Station offers 3 USB 2.0 ports, a MiniDisplay Port, and one USB 3.0 port. I would like to use this tool with a Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8.1) to support a 3 monitor work station. ...
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Manage computer state with HDMI connection

I have a windows 7 machine with this motherboard and this tv that I would like to convert into a media center. I do not want the system running 100% of the time (trying to keep costs down) so I'm ...
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Fuzzy image on Emerson LF320EM4 TV when using HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an Intel HD Grapics 4000 video card, running Windows 7. It's also connected to an Emerson LF320EM4 TV via HDMI. All I want is a crisp image, but I am having ...
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HDMI “Video Over IP” hardware

I am interested in using my wireless home network to live-stream video sources such as DVDs, my Raspberry Pi or anything else that is connected to my home receiver. I would like to then send this ...
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DVI and DVI-to-HDMI fails to deliver signal to monitors when both are connected to a desktop

I try to connect desktop to two screens: 1st monitor ----> DVI cable ----> desktop 2nd monitor ----> DVI to HDMI cable ----> desktop 2nd screens returns 'no signal detected' when both ...