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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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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HDMI to DisplayPort monitor?

I got a monitor with DVI-D and DisplayPort, and I have a a notebook and a graphics card I want to connect to it. The graphics card has DVI-D output, so that's the simple part. But the notebook has ...
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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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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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How to build a LGA1150 HTPC with HDMI CEC support?

Story: I decided to build myself powerful HTPC using top modern "bleeding-edge" hardware, I mean LGA1150 with Haswell (Desktop 4th Generation Intel Core Processor Family). And because an easy way of ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Connect Macbook Pro to HDTV with audio

I have a Macbook Pro (from fall of 2009), which has a Mini DisplayPort. I want to be able to connect this to my HDTV through HDMI and get video and audio going through the TV. What is the cheapest ...
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How do I keep the audio playing over an HDMI cable while the connected display is off in Windows 7?

I have the following signal chain over HDMI: PC -> Onkyo TX-SR608 -> TV. When I turn the TV off, the audio signal gets killed as well. Assuming this is a Windows issue... How do I tell Windows to ...
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Why is my Mac not displaying anything to my LCD tv using HDMI?

I've got an iMac desktop computer. Love it. I wish to connect it to my LCD TV using HDMI. There is no HDMI output on the iMac so i had to buy one of these bad boys :- So now I can output video (via ...
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Cannot Get Sound Over HDMI in Windows 7

Windows 7 has been really good to me, I never needed to install any drivers & that included sound. Win7 took care of all that, but because of that I don't have any extra controls. Just the native ...
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How to record DirectTV HD DVR to a DVD or PC? [closed]

Is there a way to hook up a standard DVD player to a DirecTV HD DVR and record the content to this disk? If not is there a way to record the content onto a computer to later be recorded onto a DVD.
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How to add an HDMI output to my PC?

I'm moving, and am going to buy a new HDTV for the apartment. I'm thinking about connecting my self-built PC to the TV. The only thing is that my PC has only one PCIx16 2.0 slot. The card in that slot ...
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Does a 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video out to HDMI in cable exist?

I'm looking for an cable (adapter or something) that can connect a 4-pin mini-DIN S-Video out to a: HDMI in The reason being I have an ancient piece of specialized equipment (no it's not a ...
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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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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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Kernel panics on numerous identical systems running the same OS image

I am trying to diagnose an interesting problem that affects perhaps a dozen or more identical computers. We have an increased rate of kernel panic errors lately, yet I cannot figure out how to ...
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Samsung 2233SW synmaster with DTH connection [closed]

I have a Samsung 2233SW syncmaster monitor, and with a HDMI to DVI cable I was able to connect to a DTH set top box. Everything was working fine, until I connected the cable to my laptop's DVI port. ...
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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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Mirror output to monitor and TV via HDMI splitter

I've got an interesting problem; I've got a TV and 3 monitors. I would like to mirror my middle monitor to my TV via an HDMI switcher, because Steam Big Picture just doesn't work well with ...
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Laptop with 1 HDMI output to external monitor with VGA

I have just bought HDMI->VGA cable. Wanted to use it like this : laptop<-HDMI<------>VGA->monitor So I tried to set everything up and when I start it it says (on external monitor) ...
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How to make Windows 7 remember that I want extended display?

After consulting HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort, I've decided to buy a HDMI cable to connect laptop with external display. Before that I've used a VGA cable. I've set up dual-head ...
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Where are the default audio settings located?

In the audio devices Control Panel in Windows 7, there's a button titled "Restore Defaults" for any given audio device -- Where are these defaults coming from? Where are they stored (i.e., on-device, ...
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AMD radeon 7570 powering 2 monitors

I have a Dell XPS 8500 - I have enabled intel multi display in the bios. I am running monitor 1 via DVI-D (monitor) to DVI-D (Radeon board) I would like to run my 2nd monitor via DVI-D (monitor) to ...
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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 20 monitors to one PC

I am trying to achieve this using Windows Multipoint Server & USB to VGA/HDMI External Adapters. But this technology only supports up to 14 monitors per PC. (OS limitation AFAIK). These monitors ...
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HDMI splitter + VGA converter

Before I start buying components, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the following: HDMI out from a raspberry pi going to a HDMI splitter (externaly powered) (1x2) First HDMI going to ...
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NVidia GT630M Surround Sound

I'm trying to work out if a particular computer (A Lenovo E530) can handle Surround Sound (through its HDMI cable) and if so how many channels It can provide. I understand this laptop in question has ...
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How do I know my maximum resolution of my graphics card? With external monitors

So I have an ASUS N76V with a GeForce GT 635M graphics card. I was testing if I could use my VGA and my HDMI port simultaneously and it worked. ...
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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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PC freezes when HDMI monitor is turned off

All screens go black and PC freezes when I turn off a monitor connected by HDMI. I can tell that it's frozen since NumLock does not toggle any more. Power-cycling the PC brings things back to ...
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Connect Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 to WQHD display (such as Dell U2711) through HDMI

On paper, the HDMI version of the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e120 is 1.3, which supports WQHD. Does it actually work? I want to connect the e120 to a WQHD display, such as the Dell U2711 or an Apple ...
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Static sound through HTPC Speakers

I just built a Home Theater PC running Windows 7 with MediaBrowser. When I open Media Center, I get this static noise coming through the TV. This is before I have even played anything. It only ...
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Catalyst Control Center overscan settings periodically reset

My Radeon HD4670 graphics card powers 2 monitors. The monitor with the HDMI connection is scaled down and looks ugly. So I have to set it to Overscan 0% in the Catalyst Control Center and then it ...
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BSOD when using an HDMI cable

I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502x) running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, and have a BSOD issue when connecting an external screen. I tried connecting two screens - one with HDMI > DVI and HDMI > HDMI, and ...
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Why is my Toshiba Satellite L675D laptop not connecting to my HD TV using an HDMI cord?

I'm having a problem connecting my Toshiba Satellite L675 laptop to my Samsung HD TV. I've done it before using an HDMI cord but now, for some odd reason, it's not connecting at all. My computer ...
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HDMI with ATI graphics and MB sound. Discrete sound card have any value?

Two questions: With ATI video cards and HDMI, how much sound processing is handled my the video card itself? Would a discrete sound card using the same HDMI setup have any noticeable effect on ...
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Multiple HDMI Audio Devices in Windows 7

Question: How do I determine which audio capable display gets sound when I chose "HDMI Audio Device" from Playback Devices? Desired End Result: A three monitor setup with a TV being a clone of one of ...
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Need a KVM setup to support HDMI and DisplayPort input with DVI or HDMI output

Here is what I want to connect via KVM to have one monitor and keyboard/mouse: 1st Work laptop (HP EliteBook 8560P) with a DisplayPort and VGA video output - I bought a passive DisplayPort to HDMI ...