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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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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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 ...
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How far can an HDMI cable transmit 1080p signal + audio until it becomes lossy?

Are there also standard specific distance limitations? (1.3,1.4, etc) Is there also a delay that accrues as distance increases?
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Length limit for HDMI cables [closed]

The idea is to build a server and run virtual operating systems compatible with touch screen monitors. Server in one location with four displays in different rooms. The idea is to only have the ...
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External monitor turning black intermittently

I have installed an external monitor (Dell ST2220L, 21.5 inch) on my laptop (Sony Vaio). I am using a DVI-D cable for connection. Since the laptop does not have a DVI-D port, I have connected a DVI-D ...
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No picture on HDMI Output from a Pioneer 921 AV Receiver to a Projector [closed]

I am trying hard to tackle a what seemed to be simple problem if wiring my setup together. The setup: Mac Mini (2011) with HDMI Output Pioneer 921 K AV Receiver Acer HD Projector (HDMI) When ...
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2 monitors + HDMI LCD Screen

I currently have an nVidia GTX 480, with two DVI ports and one HDMI. I have the two DVIs plugged into 1680x1050 resolution monitors and the HDMI into a 1080p HD TV. Currently Windows7's screen ...
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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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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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Will this work? 3 Displays w/ GTX 560 Ti, 2 in DVI, 1 in HDMI

I currently have a computer running a GTX 560 Ti with two monitors (one in each of the DVI ports). Is it possible to add a third display (without any extra hardware or peripherals) by plugging it ...
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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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How to split HDMI video and audio?

I have a single HDMI output cable (from my graphics card, ATI 5750) carrying both HD video & audio. I connect the cable to the monitor for HD video, but I want to split the HD audio from the HDMI ...
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ATI graphics card to feed three monitors

Assuming the monitors can take any kind of port and signal (digital/analog, DVI/HTMI, VGA, DisplayPort) so as to keep this only video card related: I'm looking to get a three-monitor setup using a ...
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Possible DVI Splitter Issues?

I am thinking about buying a DVI splitter cable online and a DVI-> HDMI adapter. Can i use these to clone my graphic cards output so one can go to my monitor, and the other to my projector? Can ...
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MacBook Pro (with DVI) to HDMI, including audio - possible?

I have a MacBook Pro with DVI. I'd like to hook it up to my living room TV for movies and such but I want to keep it out of the way. I already have HDMI cables run to the basement where I have a ...
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Connecting HDMI MediaCenter PC to Standard Def TV

I just purchased a ASRock ION 330-HT-BD to use as my new Media Center. Sadly I still have a crappy standard-def old tube TV for the foreseeable future. The TV has Coax & Composite (Red, White, ...
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Laptop projecting to second screen gets extremely hot

I have an ultrabook which gets extremely hot when projecting to a second screen via the HDMI port. I'm not doing anything I wouldn't normally use the laptop for, so it's specifically when it's ...
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Using USB to HDMI to extend screen

So I have a Lenovo Yoga with 1 HDMI port and 2 USB ports (1x3.0 and 1x2.0). I found this hdmi to usb adapter on amazon and I'm wondering the following: if I have 3 monitors can I connect 1 via direct ...
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Laptop external monitor no longer being detected

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart 4-1215dx Ultrabook Laptop running Windows 8.1. All hardware is standard except I upgraded the 4GB of RAM to 8GB. Up until recently (2-3 days ago), I have had no issues ...
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Convert vga to HDMI

I have a VGA female port on my laptop. Can I get a converter which will allow me to connect a HDMI cable to my monitor? Searching on Amazon yields these These don't seem to offer what I want ? Is ...
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Extending laptop across 3 monitors

I currently have a Sager NP9150 gaming laptop. The machine comes with a DVI, HDMI, and display port. I currently have a Dell monitor and a TV connected - the monitor with a DVI and the TV with a vga ...
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Debian sound on hdmi instead of jack

I installed debian (gnome) and i can't get my sound working. When i use inxi -A i get the following result: Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio [Radeon ...
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Connect three HDMI TV to MacBookPro

I have a presentation I don't have my HP notebook with my so I'm stuck with MacBookPro 5.5 It has one Firewire port. I need to connect 3 TVs to and I would need to play a different video on each. ...
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How to connect a laptop that has an HDMI out to a monitor that has a Mini DisplayPort cable?

Concretely, a Lenovo Y500 to a Apple Cinema Display. Note: I would like to transfer a 2560x1440 resolution!
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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 ...
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Audio of HDMI from a 5870

Quick question, thinking of running an HDMI cable from my PC to my TV, use my computer to watch Hulu and Netflix and whatnot as opposed to the buggy PS3 apps. Maybe play some Steam games on the big ...
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How do I connect 2 monitors to a laptop? Hdmi/ Vga Doubts

I currently have one monitor connected to my laptop via HDMI. My laptop only carrys 1 hdmi port, but it also has VGA port. Can i connect a second monitor to the VGA port? Will their be any real ...
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Windows 7 scales down image on external display

As the title says and you can see in the image: The monitor is connected through HDMI to my laptop. My screen settings are as you can see on the image, full res on both displays (1080p on external, ...
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HDMI audio disappears when the TV is turned off and on

I have a new HTPC build (it's running Windows 7 Ultimate x64) and it has a ATI Radeon 6450 as graphics card. When I boot the PC, everything works fine. However, when the TV is turned off and then ...
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Why can't I duplicate laptop's screen To HDTV?

The day before yesterday I bought 2M Sm@rtCom HDMI cable and succeeded duplicating laptop's screen to LG HDTV. Yesterday I tried again but this time the option for duplicating screen did not show up ...
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Is the picture quality much better using HDMI versus using VGA

I have a Samsung SMB2230H plugged into my Apple MacBook Pro using mini DisplayPort to VGA. I am considering getting an HDMI cable and mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector and was wondering if the ...
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DVI to HDMI vs HDMI to DVI: is there any difference?

I am looking for a cable to connect a HDMI Laptop to a DVI display. Are all such cables the same or is there a difference which way the conversion goes?
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Dual-Link DVI ExpressCard

I'm looking for a way to connect a monitor with resolution 2560x1600 to my laptop, which only outputs single-link HDMI (max 2048 x 1536). The laptop has an ExpressCard slot, and I have noticed ...
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What is “Azalia internal HDMI codec” BIOS setting?

There's an Advanced setting in my BIOS that says "Azalia internal HDMI codec". It's currently off. Do I want this on or off? I can't even figure out what it is for. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit on ...
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Mini-HDMI to VGA for presentations on laptop without VGA out? [closed]

Are there any mini-HDMI to VGA cables that actually work for presentations on a projector (no copy-protected movie viewing required)? All of the ones reviewed on Amazon have one star and are marked as ...
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Tripple-Head Setup: Raedon 5770

I currently own a Sapphire Raedon HD 5770 1GB w/ DDR5 (Link) I've got two LCDs set up in this configuration: +---------++------+ | || | | 1 || 2 | +---------++------+ ...
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720p signal from Mac Mini isn't centered on TV?

I have a Mac Mini as my media center machine, and it's outputing 720p over a DVI to HDMI cable, to my TV. The image is vertically centered, but it's shifted to the left almost completely. Is there ...
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Gfx Card has DVI and HDMI, need to connect dual VGA

A reasonable desktop of mine has an external gfx card with 1 DVI and 1 HDMI port. The motherboard itself has 1 VGA port. I have a VGA/DVI adapter for one monitor but if I hook up one to the gfx card ...
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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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5.1 Audio not working on Raspberry PI

My setup consists of the following logic: Raspberry PI to TV through HDMI Optical cable from TV to Logitech Z-5500 soundsystem The Raspberry PI is running Raspbmc; all setup to use 5.1 sound ...
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Does a micro-HDMI (type D) cable with an adapter work normally for computer-monitor connection?

I'm considering using a micro-HDMI (type D) to HDMI cable with an adapter on the micro-HDMI end to connect my computer to my monitor. I want to use micro-HDMI because I'm passing the cable through a ...
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Determine if graphic card is HDMI CEC capable

I have a EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB graphic card installed on a Windows 7 system that is used primarily as a media center using XBMC. The PC is connected to a Sony LCD using HDMI and works fine (both ...
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LCD monitor flicker when connected to a laptop using VGA

I have a dual screen setup with two AOC e2450Sw monitors connected to a laptop. The laptop has one HDMI and one VGA output. When one of the monitors is connected using VGA, it flickers or displays ...
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Mini display port to HDMI without sound

I am looking into getting a dsiplay port adapter for my macbookpro and I am wondering if i get an hdmi one, will that force my audio through it? or can I just send video through it and still have ...
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Windows 7 says HDMI audio is 2ch max

I recently purchased a Radeon HD 5450 for my HTPC. When I hook it up to my TV, Windows 7 reports that the audio device only supports 2 channels. Why is this? I've read that this will happen if the ...
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Dual monitor setup with Ubuntu 11.04 not working

First, I should say that the secondary monitor is a 19-inch TV that only has HDMI inputs. My laptop only supports VGA output, so I have a VGA cable connected to a VGA-to-HDMI adapter, with an HDMI ...
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Computer won't hook up to TV through HDMI

I have an Athlon based Asus motherboard with built in ATI 4500. I tried connecting it to my Samsung pn58c8000 through HDMI with no other monitor hooked up. It shows post on the TV and if I go into the ...
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Gigabyte H55N-USB3: No video on HDMI

I built a new PC with a Gigabyte H55N-USB3 / Intel Core i5 650. With a monitor plugged in the DVI port, everything works fine. I installed Windows 7 32-bit and enabled remote desktop connection. ...
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My desktop has one VGA port and one HDMI port. Can I use two monitors with only these two ports?

OS: Vista Home Premium 64 bit with Sp1 Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 3200 Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9500 Quad Core RAM: 8 GB DDR2 My wife just got me a second monitor and my tower has only one VGA port and ...
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Converting HDMI to RCA - laptop to TV?

I'm planning on going to visit parents over christmas and am looking to bring my laptop to be able to play video on my parent's TV. They've got a big widescreen from the early 2000s which has RCA ...