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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TV not detected by Windows/VGA - when there is a WHDI device in the signal chain

I'm at my wit's end with this one... I had an EVGA GTS 250, and I used to plug it's HDMI out into a WHDI sender, which transmitted to its corresponding WHDI receiver 15ft away, which then connected ...
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How can I be sure that a certain laptop (Lenovo Y500) supports two external screens? [closed]

I would like to buy a Lenovo Y500 laptop, which has an nVidia GeForce GT 650M SLI video card and Intel® HM76 chipset. The laptop has two video outputs, one HDMI and one VGA. I would like to use it ...
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visual audio monitor/global spectrum monitor

i am trying to find a standalone spectrum visualizer that would allow me to monitor any output, specially surround, i send to my home theater via HDMI. i am familiar with this foobar's spectrum ...
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HDMI PORT not working

I have a ASUS K53SV laptop. I was using the HDMI port for about a year with my Samsung TV, and an external monitor. One day it lost signal and now my laptop no longer displays picture or sound through ...
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How can I fix my vista PCs screen resolution and refresh rate

I have a media PC running media portal hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI. The TV is a couple of years old now, so only supports 1080i, which is 1920x1080@25Hz. I've got it connected to my PC via a HDMI ...
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Three monitors, 3D support, HDMI w/sound

I'm setting up a new general purpose PC, and trying to figure out what I need in the way of graphics card and/or motherboard. (I don't have any restrictions on what CPU/GPU/manufacturer/etc - that ...
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HDMI-HDMI cable length

I'd like to connect my PC to an HDTV using an HDMI-HDMI cable. The distance between them is about 8 m; is the length going to be an issue? I'm worried the signal might deteriorate over such a distance....
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USB to HDMI using just a cable

I got a cable which has a USB point on one side and an HDMI point on the other side. I was under an impression that I could watch movies from my computer if I connect my computer to the TV using this ...
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Radeon 5500 with a Samsung monitor - not getting a full screen?

I am running a Windows 7 machine, with an ATI Radeon HD 5500, and a Samsung SyncMaster P2370MS Monitor. When I use a VGA cable, everything is working fine. But when I use HDMI, the picture is centered,...
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HDMI Output to VGA Input

I have a computer with only an HDMI output and a monitor with only a VGA input. I would like to have the computer extend its display onto the monitor. However, I have read that VGA outs cannot be ...
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How do I get HDMI to DVI to work @ 1920x1200?

I can't get my Notebook (ASUS F9E with HDMI output) and monitor (NEC LCD2690WUXi with DVI input) to work with native 1920x1200 resolution (D-SUB works OK) I have tried severals adapters, with no ...
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Laptop has 1 HDMI output, can I connect two external monitors to my laptop with the screens extending

This is my laptop (Acer Aspire M5): http://www.amazon.com/Acer-M5-581T-6405-i5-3337U-Dual-Core-Ultrabook/dp/B00CL8FW4S/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375995507&sr=1-3&keywords=...
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Using laptop's monitor as a HDMI screen

I have a satellite TV decoder and a laptop. Is it possible to plug the decoder's HDMI into my laptop's HDMI plug and use it as a monitor somehow? Edit: I have an Asus S550C but I don't know what kind ...
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Can my video card support two DVI monitors?

My HP Phenom II PC support two monitors with the video card in it. I've checked the driver and it's an ATI Radeon HD 4650. I've looked it up on AMD's website and it looks like the driver is capable ...
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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 to switch monitor display on windows 8 while the screen is blank?

I was trying to get my laptop to read my ps3 through an HDMI cable and a user online mentionned going into the display settings and switching to the second monitor to get it to work. I went on the ...
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Can cheap HDMI leads really give a poorer image?

I understand it is a digital signal. However, I bought two mega cheap leads as spares. My current cable (amazon basics) seems to be giving me issues (random signal loss- reproduced by wiggling the ...
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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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Laptop resolution on external monitor?

I own Compaq CQ62 15.6" with Intel HD Graphics card, its max resolution is 1366 x 786, I like to increase the resolution but the only option which I figured out is to get an external monitor, I have ...
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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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My HDMI screen won`t display 1920x1080p desktop with Radeon HD 7850 2GB

Specs relevant: Graphics Card: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB (should support up to 4096 x 2160) Screen : BenQ GL2460 (native resolution is 1920 x 1080) Cable : HDMI cable connected to ...
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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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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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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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How to use the VGA/DVI/HDMI backward campatibility feature of DisplayPort?

I've heard that DisplayPort supports sending HDMI, VGA or DVI signal through its ports by using a passive adapter or cable. If true, how can you check if your GPU or laptop model supports that (or ...
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malfunctioning Matrox TH2G Digital on Intel HD 5500 GPU (detects VGA signal as DisplayPort, only provides low resolutions)

Have a HP Elitebook 850 G2. Got a Matrox Triplehead2go Digital. Updated the firmware on the Matrox TH2G Digital from the Matrox website. http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support/drivers/download/...
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Daisy chaining monitors with no DisplayPort on laptop

I purchased two U2414H monitors from Dell and am trying to connect them to my laptop (Inspiron 3421) but I don't have a DisplayPort on my laptop. The laptop has 2-USB 3.0, 1-HDMI, 1-USB 2.0 The ...
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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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Poor sound using HDMI on cubieboard (cubian os)

I'm using a cubieboard with cubian desktop to play video through hdmi output. (cubian is based on Debian 7.0 wheezy armhf, more info here ) the video is fine and I can hear the sound in headphones. I ...
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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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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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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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My Linux desktop sees my HDMI-connected monitor, but my monitor says “No signal”

I have a Gigabyte H55M-UD2H motherboard and an Acer S271HL monitor. When I connect the monitor to the motherboard via VGA, signal works perfectly. When I connect the monitor via HDMI, the system "...
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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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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 ...