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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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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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 ...
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Can I continue using my HDMI output with my laptop closed?

I have a nice gaming laptop and I have it connected to my tv using an HDMI cable where I'm able to game nicely. Having the laptop open though is distracting because of the brightest from the screen. I ...
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Is there a difference in HDMI cables

I have a single HDMI cable in my house which I seem to be able to use for all my devices (TV, HP PC, Dell PC, PS3, PS4). All my other cables seem to be selective on the device I can connect them with. ...
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No sound at HDMI monitor on Windows 8.1

I have a Samsung S27C750 monitor and I cannot get the computer sounds to it although I am using an hdmi cable which should transfer the sound along with the image. The cable is ok because it was ...
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AMD Radeon r9 Not connecting to HDMI screen? [Solved]

I have a custom built Windows gaming PC, we are using the Sapphire Radeon r9 gfx card and when we attempt to connect to monitor (or rather, HDMI TV) it does not connect, for a second it appears that ...
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How do debug HDMI port

I have a unique situation with a Sony Vaio that has a donor motherboard from an essentially identical Chinese model of the same. the HDMI port seems at all levels to be non-functional and not ...
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Philips 202el only shows display if both vga and dvi are connected to my cpu

This is really weird since I never encountered such trouble like this. So my display is connected to video card which is an ATI HD Radeon 4650. My VGA ports and cable are okay as well as my DVI ports ...
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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? ...
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Windows 8.1 Multiple Monitors - Prevent Applications from changing Monitors

I have 3 monitors hooked up to my computer. OK, technically one is a TV while the other two are monitors. I previously had Windows Vista for a long time and hated it, so I recently switched to Windows ...
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Check Signal Cable

Trying to setup my laptop to have a duel screen by connecting from HP 15 to Samsung SyncMaster 740N. When I turn on the Samsung Monitor is says "Check Signal Cable." Anyone know how to solve this ...
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How to select video connector between laptop and external monitor?

I want to connect a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop to a Dell 2408 WFP external monitor. The ThinkPad laptop has a 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440) onboard display. It has Mini-DP and HDMI ports, and via a ...
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issue in HDMI TO VGA conversion

my laptop have only HDMI and is connected to VGA monitor using HDMI to VGA converter. issue is native resolution of monitor(15.6 inch) 1366x768 is not displayed correctly. around 25% of screen from ...
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59Hz option gone from Intel driver settings [closed]

With the new ui update to the Intel graphics control panel the 59Hz option for my second monitor is gone, 60Hz makes it report the wrong resolution which results in unwanted scaling and blurring the ...
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Multiple screens plus HDTV, can't get all 3 working

Bought a new PC on the weekend and installed the ATI Radeon 4350 card from the old computer. Running 64-bit Windows 7. Came with Intel HD 4600. So the old computer had 2 Dell monitors connected in ...
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My monitor only has DVI ports, and my laptop only has VGA and HDMI ports

Is there any way I can connect my laptop that only has VGA and HDMI ports to a DVI-only monitor? Edit: The model is HP LP2065
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How to get 7.1 sound from PC to AV receiver over HDMI without video?

I have a 120Hz monitor so I cannot connect PC -> AVR -> Monitor. The PC has to be directly connected to the monitor. I will not simply attach the AVR as a second dummy monitor to my GPU since this ...
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Surface 2 Pro Win 8.1 and two external monitrs

Went through similar questions already asked, but nothign to help, so here I go: We have four Surface Pro 2 and one Surface Pro tablet. I have HP port replicator pr3005 (USB 3 version) to set all ...
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BenQ GW2265 connected via HDMI periodically blanks out for a couple of seconds

I have a BenQ GW2265 monitor connected via a HDMI cable to a Geforce 210 video card. From time to time, the display goes blank for 2-3 seconds and then comes back. As far as I can tell, the power led ...
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Loss of resolution support with HDMI to VGA converter

I purchased a new Lenovo S510P Touch earlier this year, after my Dell was stolen. When I got it, I realised that there was no VGA port, which made me facepalm at a regulated rate. So, I got myself an ...