Stands for High-definition television, that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems

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Set resolution of unattached display in OS X?

I have an HDTV that I'm hooking up via DVI to HDMI from my Mac mini. In my struggle to eliminate overscan I managed to set the screen resolution to something not supported by the tv. How do I change ...
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Sony Internet TV Quality for Mid-High Range Build and XBOX 360 [closed]

I was wondering about Sony's new Internet TVs with built-in Google TV functionality, and their performance when it comes to gaming with a mid-high end PC build, as well as a 360. I'm not very ...
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How to get Blu-Ray video from Windows 7 computer upstairs to HDTV downstairs

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 desktop computer upstairs, which has a BD drive, and an HDTV downstairs which has no BD player. I also have a spare computer (which is currently running Linux, but I ...
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How do I get non-stretched video on a 1024x720 widescreen TV?

I have a 720p 42-inch plasma TV that I like to hook up to my computer to watch video. The problem is that the computer sees the TV as a 4:3 monitor and sends it a signal with that aspect ratio, so ...
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Recommended HDTVs for use with a Mac Mini? [closed]

I'm looking to change my current home computer setup and was thinking about hooking up my Early 2009 Mac Mini to a HDTV to use as a general media hub, and for the occasional light desktop work from ...
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Best FFDShow settings for upscaling SD content to 1080p HD?

I'm running Windows Media Center 7 with ffdshow-tryouts for the decoding of many of the popular video formats. It works great. I've now upgraded my television from SD to 1080p HD and, naturally, I've ...
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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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Misconfigured external monitor on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3

I have an external monitor (specifically, an HDTV) hooked up to my 2.53GHz 13" macbook pro. This display works fine and I use it with my mac in clamshell mode (eg. with an external keyboard/mouse and ...
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looking for a nice PCI express x1 or x16 video card with hdmi out for debian lenny

Not sure if this has been asked before (a quick search didn't reveal anything obvious), but I'm looking for a video card that fits the following requirements. I've searched around a bit before asking ...
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Does ClearType work on a Quattron display?

Sharp has a display technology called Quattron, which utilizes a 4th, yellow subpixel. ClearType is an anti-aliasing strategy that utilizes these subpixels to make fonts look smoother. I know that ...
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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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Best way to “stream” music / video to my HDTV from my pc?

My requirement is simple: I have a laptop and a desktop at home that I often use for various media (music, videos etc.) and I want to know what the best (quickest, most seamless, best quality etc) ...
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How to configure 1080p HDTV as a monitor

I've read several posts that almost answer my question, but not quite. I have a Samsung LN32C530 1080p HDTV I'd like to use as a monitor. I was reasonably successful getting the prior 720p model to ...
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Nvidia Ion HDMI output problems with Acer Revo

I bought an Acer Revo. First I connected it to my Sony TV via HDMI output. For a few days it worked very well. Then one day when switching on the computer, it boots and the TV screen turns black ...
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Multi monitor setup with a tv as well?

I have always had a dual monitor setup for my pc's for years now. I am now in the market to build a new PC and get some new stuff. I need some help or advice on how to run 3 monitors WITH a 4th ...
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How do I keep second monitor (HDTV) from auto-disabling in XP when it is turned off?

I have a new 32" TV that I hooked up to the HDMI port on the back of my video card to use as a second monitor. I used an HDMI/DVI cable to hook it to the TV, and whenever I turn my TV off, XP ...
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HD movies stutter

I just put together a new system build in the hopes that all of my daily tasks would run smoothly and without any hiccups. Unfortunately I am still seeing some sound and sometimes video stuttering ...
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How to connect mac mini audio to Samsung HDTV?

I connected the video of my mac mini to my HDTV ok using a DVI->HDMI cable. But I just realized there is no audio. What audio cable will I need? The spec of the mac mini on Apple website said that ...
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Splitting coax cable for PC tuner

I have an HDTV connected with HDMI from a DISH Network VIP612 DVR Receiver. I want to split the coaxial connection from the DVR to my Hauppauge 1200 WinTV HVR-850 HDTV Tuner Stick. What splitter and ...
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What is a good way to split the .wtv files for Media Center PC recorded TV programs that are 25GB?

I am using Windows 7 and recording some winter Olympics programs on TV. A lot of times, the programs can be 17GB or 25GB long. (now the extension is .wtv) What if I want to just keep 2 minutes of ...
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Connecting LCD monitor (without tv-tuner) to cable-tv

I have LG W2261 screen (without tv-tuner). This has HDMI input. I was wondering if I can buy set-top-box and watch TV on it and have hdtv. I have tv cable signal with dvb-t connector. I would like to ...
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iTunes Season Pass downloading both HD and SD version of a TV Show

I purchased a TV Show season pass on the iTunes Store for the HD version of a show. It started downloading immediately, which is great - however, it also decided that I would want the SD versions as ...
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Hooking up a laptop to an HDTV via VGA

I have a 2-3 year old laptop running XBMC, and I have an HDTV that I'd like to connect it to. The only output that the laptop has is VGA (and S-Video - I don't know if the TV supports it) . The TV ...
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ATI HDMI Audio disappears in Windows 7 when a TV is connected

So far I have unsuccessfully googled for HOURS with no luck fixing this very annoying problem. The settings is the following: I have PC running Windows 7 RC (64-bit) Video card is a ATI Radeon 4850 ...
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What are suitable TV sizes and viewing distances for couch surfing on a 1080p LCD HDTV?

The HTPC in my living room is the fastest/most modern PC I own. My current TV is a 24" tube TV, so I have to hook up a secondary monitor in order to read anything besides the menus in Windows Media ...
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PC to HDTV, Catalyst Control Center problem (Overscan)

I'm trying to get to the overscan slider in CCC but in the Desktops and Displays menu I can't right click the tv in the bottom left to bring up the configure option. If i hover the mouse over the tv ...
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Recording digital TV on computer - bypass a digital set top box

I recently came across this device: USB Video Grabber, and it got me thinking. What it does in a nutshell is to take the analogue signals from the composite cables (red, yellow, white) and smush that ...
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Font settings for OS X on a large screen TV

I am running a Mac Mini with OS X 10.6.2 as a HTPC on a 42" 1080p TV With Windows 7 it was trivial to make everything easier to read from the couch (icons, web browser, explorer etc). Is there a ...
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Laptop -> HD video file -> VGA output -> HDTV == HD quality viewing?

If I use a VGA cable to connect laptop to HDTV, will the HD video I have running on the laptop display in High Def on the TV?
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Force win7 to detect a newly connected DVI (HDMI) device without rebooting

I'm plugging my (Dell) laptop's secondary DVI port to my HDTV. Sometimes the connection is detected right away. Sometimes I have to reboot the laptop. Is there a way to ensure the newly detected ...
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Force Mac to detect displays?

I have a Mac mini in a somewhat complex home-theatre setup. Often the Mac won't correctly recognize the TV as a display. The TV will just report "No signal". There are two methods to recover from ...
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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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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 ...
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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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3D movie on Samsung 120hz HDTV?

I have a question regarding 3D movies. I was told that 3D movies require at least 120hz display device. Obviously, my computer monitor's max. hz is 60. My Samsung 55'' TV supports 120hz. Can I hook up ...
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PNY GeForce 6200 256MB PCI DVI for entertainment center

I'm trying my build an entertainment center using an old pc. I'll be watching bluerays using this pc. Trouble is my hd tv doesn't have a VGA port and the composite output sucks. This card has a DVI ...
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How do I enable/disable overscan on my TV in Catalyst Control Center?

I've connected my PC to my TV via HDMI (I've also tried using DVI). Whatever the resolution (anything from 800 x 600 to 1080p), the image displayed on the TV does not fill the entire screen surface; ...
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Using a Mac on a TV - Increase size of elements without decreasing resolution

I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my 50" TV, which works great for lots of stuff like movies, but pretty poorly for things with text (menus, web browser). Is there a way to make the default size of ...
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Suggestions for small, power efficient, media center PC? [closed]

I need a Windows Media Center PC. It should have: HDMI output small form factor Be able to handle a TV tuner that can decode clear QAM (i get basic cable w/o a decoder box and i get all the local ...
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Is iTunes full screen mode bad for an LCD TV?

My 2 year old Samsung LCD TV just died after 2 years with no issue and perfect service. It happened while I was listening to some music using iTunes in Coverflow mode in full screen. My computer was ...
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Recommended Cluster Size for Passport Hard Drive Running on WD TV

What is the recommended cluster size for an NTFS volume on a Western Digital Passport USB hard drive for playing AVI, MKV, and VOB files in 1080p resolution using Western Digital's WD TV HD Media ...
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Makeshift multiple monitor support?

I want to set up multiple monitors to one computer but in a bit of a strange way and I need some help. I currently have an Nvidia Geforce 9500GT with 2 DVI ports and an S-Video. I've got two LCD ...
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Lines across my new Samsung 32 in. HDTV connected to HP Laptop?

I'm running Vista Home Premium 32bit. Graphics card, NVIDIA GForce 8600M GS. in my HP Pavilion Laptop. I went to change the setting and it only went to 1920x1080 at 60 Hz. I'm thinking the lines are ...
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VGA resolution with Sony Bravia TV

I just bought Sony Bravia KDL40S5100 tv. The VGA input is acting weird. I have a Gateway desktop with Windows 7 and Intel 945 graphics. I also have a laptop running Ubuntu 9.04. The TV will not ...
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How to capture high-def content from a cable box to a PC? [closed]

Situation We have about 60 episodes of "The Little Einsteins" saved on our cable DVR, a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD. My daughter loves the show and I am terrified that some freak accident will ...
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Why does my HTPC's HDTV refresh rate go to 23hz when powering on (sometimes)?

I have an HTPC connected with an HDTV through a receiver, and sometimes when turning the TV on, the refresh rate is set to 23hz instead of my setting of 60hz OS: Vista Home Premium (32bit). Graphics ...
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What is the minimum spec PC to watch BBC HD on BBC iPlayer?

I have a an AMD64 3000+ (socket 939) and a nVidia FX5200 (AGP) and it is struggling to play HD content from BBC iPlayer, the picture is quite jumpy. So I am wondering what is the minimum spec PC to ...
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Aluminum (Unibody) MacBooks and HDTVs via VGA

Every now and again I'd like to hook my MacBook (Aluminum/Unibody, last-generation 13") up to my HDTV. Typically this would be to run iTunes with the visualizer for a party, or to watch a movie, and ...
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High-def TV tuner for satellite TV

A few months ago I bought a plasma television and upgraded my satellite receiver so that I could watch the high-def channels. We have another television purchased previously which also has a high-def ...
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TV doesn't automatically show signal from Windows Media Center

I have Windows Media Center running on Win7 RTM with a GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard. The integrated video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3200. It's connected to a Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR4 tv via HDMI ...