Tech Problem Aggregator

Should I use an HDMI or HDMI-DVI cable to connect to my monitor?

Q: Should I use an HDMI or HDMI-DVI cable to connect to my monitor?

I have a video card with both a DVI and an HDMI output and a monitor with only an HDMI input. Should I connect my monitor to my PC with an HDMI cable or with a DVI - HDMI cable?

A: Should I use an HDMI or HDMI-DVI cable to connect to my monitor?

Hdmi

4 more replies
Answer Match 84.3%

Hi all,

I'm a bit desperate so I came here hoping to find some answers.

So I wanted to connect a second monitor (which is a TV screen) to my PC to watch movies, but suddenly my PC wont send any signal to my TV, so I tried connecting all kinds of HDMI cables to all kind of TVs/monitors laying around in the house, and my conclusion is that whenever I tried to connect a second monitor with HDMI directly to my PC it wont show anything and it also doesn't show up in my Display settings on my PC. So from what I can tell the problem lays with the PC itself (within windows probably).

I have up to date display drivers so that is not the problem.

Also something worth mentioning is that my main PC monitor is connected with DVI, and the DVI connector works just fine on every device.

Hope someone can help me find an answer soon!

More replies
Answer Match 82.5%

Hi I am facing issue with my Laptop (Pavilion G6 model) unable to connect monitor with HDMI to HDMI

More replies
Answer Match 82.5%

Hi I am facing issue with my Laptop (Pavilion G6 model) unable to connect monitor with HDMI to HDMI

More replies
Answer Match 107.94%

So basicly I was trying to hook it up to TV then I wouldn't budge so I pulled harder then the cord separated leaving HDMI tip stuck hanging out of the port I need to remove this quickly please let me know what to do I tried tweezers

A:my hdmi cable broke and now the hdmi tip is stuck in my hdmi...

I meant to say HDMI tip is stuck in my laptops HDMI port I'm only 13 and I don't know how to take apart and I'm looking for non repair answers 

3 more replies
Answer Match 102.9%

Basic Specs

Brand New Toshiba Satellite C855
Win 8 64-bit
6 GB RAM

Display Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics (2000)
Driver: Intel 9.17.10.3040

Playback Devices
Show Disabled Devices - checked
Show Disconnected Devices - checked

High Def Audio Device displays as not plugged in


Cable is plugged inCable has been tested on backup laptopCable connected to HDTVVideo is fineNo Audio



I have spent hours installing and uninstalling drivers from the Toshiba and Intel sites. Tech support said to return it but I have just spent 2 days installing software. I never took a break to watch Netflix. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

A:Audio Over HDMI Cable Not Working - HDMI Cable Not Plugged

The video is apparently not detecting the HDMI cable. Assuming you have a good HDMI cable it suggests a hardware problem in the new PC.

25 more replies
Answer Match 99.12%

Bought HP Pavilion desk top (DVI only) with HP Pavilion monitor 3 years ago.  Monitor failed.Replaced monitor with new HP Pavilion.  But cannot connect as new monitor has no DVI input.Please can you confirm which cable I need to buy to connect DVI PC to HDMI monitor? thank you

A:which cable for dvi pc to hdmi monitor?

You can purchase a DVI-HDMI adapter from computer store. You can check the link below or try in any computer stores. https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/hdmi-to-dvi-adapter

1 more replies
Answer Match 98.7%

Hello quick question so i'm clear and to see what you would suggest.

I have a new upgrade LG 55 inch 4k TV connected to my PC via HDMI to GTX970 I've read this TV supports audio also via the same HDMI cable plugged in to my video card. I'm a huge gamer.

Right now I have a X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card connected to a 4.1 Logitech setup w/sub. I've been using this for years and it works great for surround sound when available and EAX is always a plus SO whats my benefit to 86 the 4.1 and just go HDMI?

In that case I lose the 4 speaker setup correct and just use audio from the TV?? I can't see the advantage for this unless i'm missing something big. I don't use SPDIF output or the Dolby digital or DTS encoder from the card I assume all that you need a receiver.

Can I use HDMI output for audio and STILL use my 4.1 speakers? I don't want to invest in a receiver or anything like that at this point. What would you do if you were me? i'm at work now but I read if I go into the sound properties/playback devices I can choose HDMI output? I'm curious to see how that works.

thx!

A:HDMI cable for audio or keep my 4.1 w/soundcard? need help w/HDMI

Windows only allows one default audio playback device. e.g. HDMI or Speakers (your sound card). HDMI audio is generated on a sound chip in the Video card. You don't have all the options you do with a Sound card.

9 more replies
Answer Match 98.28%

Hello everyone!!
When I connect the PC with the HDMI cable (video card port//gtx760) to the TV, it doesn't detected it and brings me this message: "This source is not connected. Check the connection status."
Instead if I connect the HDMI cable to the PC (through motherboard port) the TV detects the presence of the cable, but without working (and if it did, however, the resolution would be bad).
So my question is: why the TV does not detect the PC while is connected through the HDMI cable? And what can I do to fix it?
Thanks in advance.
 

More replies
Answer Match 97.86%

Hey there,

my old 2nd monitor is about to die (see: Solved Dual screen issue, 2nd screen turns black ... - Windows 10 Forums) so i got a replacement. Now i figured thats this monitor is able to run 120hz and i sure as hell wanna use that.

But i remember i did read stuff about hdmi not being able to support 120hz, but i also got told its just the other way around. Now the internet seems to be in the same boat as me, since i do only find split answers. Nevertheless hear i am asking for help (again).

Wich cabel should i use? HDMI or DVI-D?

Monitor: Asus VG236HE (VG236HE | Monitore | ASUS Deutschland)
Graphiccard: Gigabyte 970 GTX

Thanks in advance for the help <3

If that ain't the right forum for my question, feel free to move the topic as you please

Cheers Smallfoe

P.S.: i'm thinking about getting a third monitor .. how exactly am i going to connect them all onto one card? gosh im such a newb

More replies
Answer Match 97.86%

A while back I tried connecting my HP G72 laptop to my LG E2750 monitor using an HDMI cable instead of a VGA cable. The picture quality was awful. Text that looked fine bordered on unreadable, images that were sharp and clear had an ugly fuzzy appearance. Is this to be expected using an HDMI cable to connect a monitor?

A:LG E2750 Monitor and HDMI cable

it'll be your res settings, for something like that.i'd say disable laptop display and check and change ur settings for the display.

1 more replies
Answer Match 97.86%

When I connect my monitor to PC using HDMI cable I get no signal. Tried 2 different cables and 2 monitors, VGA to either monitor works. Had the PC a couple of years and first time I have used the HDMI port. Possibly it just doesn't work or does it need enabling somehow.

A:Connecting PC to monitor with HDMI cable

Have you checked the back of the PC for any other HDMI ports? If your PC has a discrete graphics card then you may have inadvertently been plugging the monitors into the on-board ports that have been disabled.
It happens sometimes so it's worth me mentioning it.

1 more replies
Answer Match 97.86%

Hello everybody.
I'm finally on my way to the magical world of widescreen PC monitors from my trusty old 4:3 LCD and I'm absolutely stuck deciding between the two final contestants; Dell UltraSharp U2312HM and BenQ GW2450HM.
The former seems to beat the latter in almost all aspects, except for connectivity, as it lacks HDMI.
I plan to use the monitor both for PC gaming and movies as well as playing my PS2 on it through my amp, connected as described in the title, more clearly described now:
I'll connect the RCA L+R+video cables from the PS to my amp's (Yamaha RX-V565) AV input, then make it output the video through its HDMI out and connect that to my monitor, either with a straight HDMI-HDMI cable or in the case of the Dell monitor, with an HDMI-DVI cable that I got just for that.
The HDMI-DVI cable did not work before as, I believe, my current monitor just got confused by the forcibly upscaled 1080p signal from the amp. The monitors just blinked between a 'corrupted' grayish colour and a full blank screen.
Now my question is, could that be because of something else (as in, it won't work with a 1080p monitor either) or was it just my monitor's limitations that made it not work that time?
Thank you for reading and your possible input on this.
 

A:Solved: PS2 RCA -> amp -> HDMI-DVI cable to monitor?

7 more replies
Answer Match 97.86%

hi,

i have an acer aspire revo nettop pc, running winxp sp3
i have great graphics but no audio using an HDMI cable

i feel the monitor (vizio tv) is configured properly, as it works
great (audio and video) with a laptop running win 7

any help? thanks in advance,

sidecar

More replies
Answer Match 97.44%

If I use either F4/the windows key + P and select duplicate or PC screen only (or any other option) and then plug it into the TV, both the laptop screen and the TV screen are blank. Pressing any key does not bring up anything on my laptop screen, then when I unplug the HDMI cable it comes up with the second screen only option highlighted. My laptop strangely ignores what I click and constantly reverts back to this option and alas, I cannot project the screen onto any monitor (I have tried 4 separate monitors).

My laptop previously was able to be plugged into a TV and I have done this numerous times but as far as I'm aware this stopped when I had a windows 8.1 update (my assumption, I'm not sure). I have searched the web for solutions and none have worked. I have tried the method of detecting the monitor via the screen resolution option on the desktop, but again this can't be done because I can't see anything on either screen when my laptop is plugged into any TV, and I have tried countless times.

Any help is appreciated

Thanks a lot

A:Satellite Pro C850-1K3 cannot connect to a TV via a HDMI cable

I use Toshiba notebooks few years now and what I can say is that you must connect your notebook to the TV at first, enable the right port on the TV and then use FN or F key to change between notebooks desktop and connected TV.
Connected TV or other external device must be detected at first.

Please test it one more time.

1 more replies
Answer Match 97.02%

Acer Monitor G226HQL. Laptop HP2000 (which has VGA Female and HDMI female) with Windows 10.Can a Cirago monitor cable H2m 2vga06 HDMI/VGA can be connected to the laptop in the HDMI port without causing any problem?Does it need a converter from VGA to HDMI? 

More replies
Answer Match 97.02%

Acer Monitor G226HQL. Laptop HP2000 (which has VGA Female and HDMI female) with Windows 10.Can a Cirago monitor cable H2m 2vga06 HDMI/VGA can be connected to the laptop in the HDMI port without causing any problem?Does it need a converter from VGA to HDMI? 

More replies
Answer Match 97.02%

I have two laptops, both of which have HDMI ports. Is there any software that will use the HDMI cable to make one of my laptops act as a secondary monitor? I don't want any software that requires a network connection because I'm going to be in college.

More replies
Answer Match 97.02%

Hello.

For a long time I have used a multiple monitor with a hdmi cable. A TV in my room, so i can watch movies from my computer on the TV. I also set the TV-monitor to default sound device so the sound would come from the TV and not the PC speakers.

Suddenly it just stopped working... So i first tried changing the hdmi cable without any luck.

- then i tried connecting my xbox 360 to the TV to check if the input to the tv was broken. but it worked perfectly.
- then i tried connecting the pc to my pc screen with hdmi to see if the hdmi output was broken. this worked perfectly.
- then i got a new TV and it worked ok, but with minor problems..

there are 2 problems

1. When i only have the desktop showing the screen is perfectly still.. but when i watch a movie there is a little flickering on the screen...

2. When using the tv as default playback device for sound it goes on it of... for example when listening to music the music plays for 20 seconds, then stops for a second or two.. then repeat...

Anyone know what the problem might be? some settings probably? i kinda spend most of my spare time watching film on the tv... but this problem keeps stopping me... :-(

hope someone has a good answer for me.. and please write in a language i understand (im not a computer expert)
 

More replies
Answer Match 97.02%

I can't connect an esternal monitor to my laptop, no signal is sended to the monitor. With Windos 7 i didn't have problems. May I need a driver?

A:I can't conncect an external monitor by an hdmi cable in Win...

Yes check device manager and see what display adapter you have. If it is Microsoft Basic, you will not have any advanced function like HDMI output. In other words, you might need a video driver. 

1 more replies
Answer Match 97.02%

Hi! I have this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014146

and this cable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226013

Connected to a normal TV and HDMI to DVI cable to my lcd monitor at the same time it gave me an option at startup to switch to my HDMI source, but when I did all I saw was black on the LCD screen.

I was able to go into Display settings and switch it to HDMI manually but when it swaps to my lcd monitor its nothing but black again!

Do HDMI to DVI cables work for PS3s? My lcd monitor does not have a HDMI plug in. Only VGA and DVI

I'm hoping theres a trick to get this working or at the very least an adapter that wouldn't degrade the quality as much.
 

A:Playstation 3 and HDMI to DVI Cable connected to LCD Monitor

oh nvm my monitor dosent support high def outputs =\
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 97.02%

Hey guys, it was a long time since I needed assistance with any technical stuff but today is the day again.

So it is like this,
I am using an Asus N61JQ laptop and I always used the VGA cable to connect any monitor or projector. Today I wanted to connect my laptop to my Dell U2412M monitor with a digital cable instead of VGA and that is when got in to problems.

Dell U2412M connections: DVI, Display Port, VGA.
Asus N61JQ connections: HDMI, VGA.

To connect the laptop to the monitor I have used an nVidia adapter that came along with one of the GPU's + an 1.8m HDMI cable.
This is the link to the adapter: http://www.ascendtech.us/mmASC/Images/P331X.jpg
So I connected the adapter to the monitor and then the HDMI cable from the laptop. In the end I did not get any image.
Just to be safe I have also installed the original drivers for the GPU and audio chip from Asus support.
The cable is not faulty nor is the adapter, tested it on an old laptop that had DVI on the side of it.

Question:
WHY? Something to do with the signal conversion and it suppose to work just from the back of a GPU?
What kind of an adapter or cable do I need then?

PS,
I do not really want a big adapter sticking out of my laptops HDMI port, it is way too easy to break. But please include both the adapter and the cable that I need in the explanation just so I know this for the future.
Thank you for your time.

Alex
 

A:HDMI laptop / DVI monitor cable connection

Faulty/incorrect adapter. Try a different adapter or use a DVI to HDMI cable. It's also possible that it won't work at all. The adapters are generally meant to connect to the PC side (ie: DVI output). This is because most HDMI ports also expect/utilize HDCP.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 95.76%

Hi, I recently connected a different monitor to my pc but it only works with VGA, When I connect HDMI cable it acts like there is no cable connected. I got hdmi to work abit but I have to use very low resolution. What could be the cause of this? Monitor is Polaroid TLU-01911C

Thanks

A:Monitor Wont detect HDMI Cable (Works With VGA)

Are the VGA and HDMI connectors both on the motherboard? Asking because they are on my system and I have to go into the BIOS to specifically enable the HDMI connector. That is because there is also a DVI connector, which is enabled by default, and I have to disable that to enable the HDMI connector.

If the connectors are on a video card, you should look in Control Panel, the Display section, and see if you have to enable/disable connectors there.

1 more replies
Answer Match 95.76%

I have a Viewsonic 1080p full HD 24 in monitor. when I use the HDMI cable I lose about an inch all the way around on the screen. Is there a way to get the full screen size back? windows 7 64 Pro. MSI R6950 Twin Frozer II in crossfire.
 

A:Solved: monitor screen shrinks with HDMI cable

u need to adjust the scaling see here http://www.hack7mc.com/2010/05/ati-gpu-scaling-removing-the-black-bars.html
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 95.76%

Hi, I recently connected a different monitor to my pc but it only works with VGA, When I connect HDMI cable it acts like there is no cable connected. I got hdmi to work abit but I have to use very low resolution. What could be the cause of this?

Thanks

A:Monitor Wont detect HDMI Cable (Works With VGA)

Would help to know the make and model of the monitor.

9 more replies
Answer Match 94.92%

I have an HP desktop with an ASUS VS197 montior connected with VGA cable. I have an NVIDI GeForce GTX 745 graphics card.

I have a BENQ projector connected with HDMI cable.

All has been running perfectly for 3 months.

The setting has been set on "duplicate screen".

Yesterday, rather than turn off the projector's power as normal I simply clicked windows-P and selected "PC screen only"

My monitor immediately went black and said "VGA no signal".

Since then I can use the computer as normal when the HDMI cable is not connected but as soon as I connect the HDMI cable I get a black screen on my monitor. The screen shows on the projector as expected but the monitor screen is black.

My monitor only works when the HDMI cable to the projector is unplugged from the back of the desktop.

I have no idea how to get both screen working again,

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: VGA no signal on ASUS monitor when connecting HDMI cable

8 more replies
Answer Match 94.92%

Hey everyone, I'm having this problem with Dota 2 and Diablo III. Whenever I connect my approximately 15" laptop to my 24" monitor using an HDMI cable, it forces me to use a lower resolution in order for the game to not be laggy. When I use my laptop by itself, it can support the highest resolution which is like 1324 x 1024 or something like that, in addition to all the highest settings (except shadow), and the game looks perfect. However, when I connect it to my monitor, there are many more resolutions to choose from, the highest being 1924 x 1000 or something, but when I choose this resolution the game LOOKS like it does when I just use my laptop at the 1324 x 1024 (or something close to that) resolution but it plays much much slower and forces me to use a lower resolution such as 1024 x 800 in order for it to be playable at the cost of graphics. I'm just wondering because when I play other games on my laptop that's hooked up to my monitor the games I play look the exact same on the monitor as they do on the laptop and I'm not forced to use a lower resolution, such as HoN. But when I play dota 2 and Diablo 3, the graphics become shittier on my monitor because I am forced to use a lower resolution. I don't need or want a higher resolution supported by my monitor if using it only makes the game laggy and unplayable, I'd rather use the lower resolution of my laptop with the perfect graphics and have it displayed in that exact way onto the monitor, which is what happe... Read more

A:Resolution Issue when connecting Laptop to Monitor via HDMI cable

Flangdoogler, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The full make and model of your laptop would help, as then we could see what it has for graphics in it (GPU). Depending on what it is it is likely that you answered your own question,






Quote:
Or is that I simply cannot have the same graphics displayed on my laptop (15") be copied exactly onto my monitor (24") due to graphics card reasons?


If the graphics card in the laptop isn't up to running it at high settings and resolution, then one or the other has to be lowered (and most time both) to get the game to be playable.

3 more replies
Answer Match 94.5%

Hi,

I have an Asrock ION 330 HT BD with a Sony Bravia 720p attached (HDMI to HDMI). When I start up my PC, the screen remains black. Only after I plug in a second monitor, both screens work just fine. When I pull the second monitor out, the Bravia also stops getting a signal. Seems a bit weird.. How can I get it to work with just the Bravia attached?

Thanks,
Gijs

A:HDMI to HDMI only working with second monitor attached

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have you made sure your graphics card driver is up to date?

Have you tried starting your PC up in safe mode and seeing if the problem still persists?

Please ensure you have done both of these and then post back; it would also be helpful if we knew your system specifications which you can fill in under 'User CP'.

Also does the task bar appear on the primary monitor or secondary monitor?


Oli

9 more replies
Answer Match 93.24%

Brand new mac mini. Want to use HDMI, but when I connect cable, boot up mac and turn on Monitor, the mac starts to go into new product mode, then quickly picture switches to 2 alternating graphic pictures of what looks to be 2 different computers. I gather this means monitor is looking for a suitable source?? By way of a test of the monitor, I hooked it up to a Macbook Pro using DVI and it worked fine. Just no luck with the HDMI. Thanks for any help.

More replies
Answer Match 93.24%

Hello all,


I have a quick question. My new graphics card has a HDMI port and I was wondering if there is any advantage of using that port to connect my graphics card to my monitor over the normal DVI port? Is it worth buying the cable that I would need to do this>

many thanks,

A:Use HDMI or DVI to connect monitor to computer.

The only difference is HDMI carries audio and video and DVI carries Video only.

9 more replies
Answer Match 93.24%

Hey, I'm going to be headed off to college soon, and I'm switching from my old desktop to a new Razer Blade 2014, I am planning on still bringing my 2nd monitor to college and want to use it in my dorm room, My Monitor does not have a HDMI, but that is the only port on my Laptop. I thought this would be simple, because I was already running a HDMI to DVI-D on my desktop to my GTX 770 graphics card. While connected to my desktop, the monitor works normally. When I plug it into my laptop, I get nothing in response, The laptop will not detect the Monitor in screen resolution or in control panel. My monitor is a LG Flatron and my laptop is the Razer Blade 2014. I don't understand why it doesn't just plug and play like it did on my PC. Any help? Also, I am on windows 10 but the problem happened on Windows 8.1 aswell
 

A:Laptop will not connect to second monitor via HDMI

Has it ever worked? You may want to test using a different monitor and a true HDMI to HDMI cable, just to verify the laptop port functions properly.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 93.24%

Hello. I use Windows Vista on a nearly 6 year old Acer Aspire 5930.

My old monitor stopped working, so I borrowed one from a friend. That will connect through VGA(my old cable), but for some reason everything got a greenish look, impossible to use for anything besides reading.

So I also borrowed his HDMI-cable. I connect them both, it makes the sound indicating it's connected, but nothing happens. If I have both VGA/HDMI at the same time the VGA works. If I remove VGA it won't work. I've tried numerous different combinations of this.

I've tried the Fn+F5 thing. Only works with the VGA.

Tried rebooting it, both with VGA and HDMI connected. Same result.

I'm fairly certain I've connected this pc to a tv 2 years ago, but then the sound didn't work, but the visual was working fine.

I've cracked the screen on the laptop. Everything I've been trying I've done with VGA connected.

The video driver is up to date.

The monitor is definitely working on a different pc. The VGA is probably working. My old monitor died due to power failure(It just turned off and won't come back on) so there's no reason to believe the VGA-cable isn't broken either.

A:Won't connect laptop to monitor with HDMI

This is one old box and I'd suggest that the integrated video chip is nearly dead or at least the HDMI aspect of it is.

1 more replies
Answer Match 93.24%

We are just not getting the results that we were hoping for, we are connecting thru a SPDock. Any direction would be appreciated.

More replies
Answer Match 93.24%

Hi - I am not able to connect an external screen to the laptop. Nothing happens when I connect the screen to the laptop. Screen says: no signal. Laptop does nothing. Mirring says didn't found another screen. Might be realted:Ther is an error in Device Manager: ISB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller has an exlamation mark in a yellow triangle. Thanks,Zoltan 




Zoltan

More replies
Answer Match 92.4%

I purchased a new monitor and desktop and I'm confused as to why I can't get the monitor to connect with a HMDI cord. I know the monitor works fine. I even got it to work with my old computer with a HDMI cord. But when I plug it into this new desktop, the monitor is black with a message that says 'Check Video Cable!'  I'm a little worried that there's something wrong with the desktop itself and it's not booting up properly (which is why nothing is appearing on the monitor) The power button is lit up(plus the bottom of mouse is lit red and the dvd tray opens) but it seems pretty quiet. (I am used to having loud, crappy computers though)  Idk if this helps, but my monitor is a HP Pavilion 23xw 23-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor and it has 1 VGA and 2 HDMI (with HDCP support) My desktop is a HP ENVY 750 Desktop PC These are the specs-No Secondary HDD2GB AMD Radeon R9 370 [2xDVI, HDMI, DP, DVI to VGA adapter]16GB DDR4-2133 DIMM (2x8GB) RAMWindows 7 Professional 647-in-1 Media Card Reader, 4 USB Ports (Top), Audio [Top 2USB2.0, 2USB3.0]500W Power supply6th Generation Intel® Core? i7-6700 quad-core processor [3.4GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G Hard DriveHere's a pic of it  Should I  buy a DVI to VGA adapter and try to connect it that way? And if so, does anyone have any recommendations on a good adapter? Thanks in advance!  

More replies
Answer Match 92.4%

Hi

I have an i5-based DG67BL intel motherboard computer that has a DVI and HDMI ports with one DVI monitor connected to the DVI port.

I added an GeFORCE 210 graphics card to it that has a VGA and a DVI ports and connected additional two monitors to it.

So far computer is working fine with three monitors configured in windows as extended desktop.

This motherboard has just one PCIeX16 slot. It has 2 PCIeX1 and a PCI slot that are vacant.

I need to connect yet another DVI monitor. I took a HDMI<->DVI cable, connected it to the onboard HDMI port. the monitor was not detected.

I tried various combinations of monitors and bios settings in vain. Under no circumstances the HDMI port drove the DVI monitor.

The cable is working fine elsewhere.

What did I do wrong ? Is there something I need to buy/replace for this to work ?

Thanks !

A:How to connect additional DVI monitor to HDMI port

you 'need' to connect a 4th monitor? I recommend getting graphics card(s) to support your endeaver, but up to you.

Why don't you get a dvi to vga or maybe its a vga to dvi cord and connect the dvi monitor to the graphics card vga port?

Does it have to go into the HDMI port? HDMI carries sound as well as the video signal, dvi only carries video, and vga carries a lesser quality video

9 more replies
Answer Match 92.4%

Gang
This concerns an HP late-model notebook, Win7 Home Prem x64, used as a desktop with HDMI-connected 1080p 21", plus usb mouse/kbd. The goal is to make this as simple as possible: desktop-like. Just turn it on and work.
It seems that either/both coming out of sleep state or simple shutdown and startup the Monitor stays offline because, I suppose, its getting no signal from the notebook. I tried to duplicate this on a dell notebook in my 'lab' but I only have a vga connect to work with - it just works. in fact I have trouble with the usb port but not with the monitor persisting.

is there a chance there is some interplay between vendor/maker-specific implentations, plus perhaps the embedded Intel HD video controller?

z
 

A:How to make HDMI-connect Ext Monitor persist?

this could be an external device problem, somehow messing up allocation of resources @ boot. my brother has a new i7 super machine, hooked up with a monitor(dvi) and an hdmi bigsceen hooked up as well.
no problems. then he hooked up a firewire card-hooked up to an external mixer, something like that. he had identical/very similar issues. when we troubleshot, i first said eliminate any possibilities no matter how remote.

long story short.

when the external device is powered up his main monitor did not work when coming out of hibernate mode. with it off(not the card just the devise) all is well.

from what i could assertain, didn't sound like your problem. i know this sort of deal does not usually occur with printers and scanners. but it is somewhere to start(or end if nothing else is hooked up in such a fasion).

good luck dude
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 92.4%

I have a dv7 series laptop.  I also have an HP elite 2201x monitor that only has a display port connection.  I bought a DisplayPort to HDMI converter, but it doesn't work.  What do I need to do to be able to use this monitor?  Thanks.

A:Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

I find myself in a similar situation, please some find an answer for this!

7 more replies
Answer Match 92.4%

I have a Yoga 11s that started having hdmi connection issues about a year ago and has recently quit connecting to an external monitor via HDMI completely. We tried upgrading to Windows 10 to see if that would overwrite any software issues - no luck. The HDMI port actually appears loose. I did an extensive search of the forum and found posts that recommended cutting down the rubber around the base of the hdmi cord - tried that and at least I had a little activitiy - in the upper right hand corner of the external monitor up popped a box that says DVI then VGA then HDMI - but then says No Signal. Tried the graphics card update recommended on a post from long time ago and a popup indicated I had a newer version already installed. I have taken it to a laptop repair place - said they couldn't get parts from Lenovo. I found an "authorized" Lenovo repair shop locally - when I called they said they only work on business machines Called Lenovo and they told me to take it to Best Buy - however since I purchased this directly from Lenovo, Best Buy said they can't work on it. I would rather not send it into Lenovo because they tried to charge my hubby hundreds of dollars when his 15 day brand new laptop quit working, claiming damage - luckily extensive pictures taken and dated prior to sending it in thwarted that attempt at extortion. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need to be able to do presentations and work remotely with this so it is no... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 92.4%

Hi, I recently figured out that I can plug my Xbox 360 Video and Audio Cables into my computer. What me and my father tried, was that we tried opening windows media center (Since we have windows vista). We have been trying for 4 hours now, using a bunch of different methods. I'm not that very techie (Which is why I'm asking you guys) so I'll use the best terms I can. My main question is, how do I make my Xbox 360 screen appear on my monitor so I can play it.
Sidenote:If this actually works is there a way I can record what I'm playing?

Thank you all in advance.
 

A:Can't connect Xbox 360 to HDMI Computer Monitor.

Bit confused here. Why are you plugging it into the computer? Can you not just plug it into the monitor? Most have several ports, think one of them should work for you- lots have a HDMI input, that may be your solution.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 91.14%

when I connect my Acer laptop and HP Pavilion with HDMI cable my laptop picture is going black.Sometimetimes it starts working randomly. My monitor is connected to power at the moment but ON/OFF light on front is off but back of the monitor light is on so power is running through. I have tried my other monitor with same cables and it worked.I would think that something is wrong with monito,r but it seems that it works whenever is wants.Dont know much about computers  so go easy  Much appreciated!

More replies
Answer Match 91.14%

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to connect my Toshiba laptop with an HDMI Output to my Phillips 42PFL9532/98 using ATi Catalyst Control Center and I am trying to clone the laptop monitor to be the same on the TV but it comes up on the TV Unsupported Video Format and when I make it a 2nd monitor it works fine.

It would be great if someone could help me out to get it working.

Thanks Sam

A:Trying to connect Laptop via HDMI to HDMI

What it the resolution on your main screen that you want to clone, and what resolution is the TV when you set it up as the second monitor?

3 more replies
Answer Match 91.14%

Hi,

So eagerly i tought to buy this cool looking laptop for a huge $2000 i needed it to output to a hdmi monitor ot TV so sometimes i could see movies as well, now i had to buy the special DA200 dell adaptor and in the past 3 weeks it`s been a complete nightmare, i WAS NEVER ABLE to make it work permanently. The chat support was no help at all usually simply resuming to try and replace the part but i do think the part is good and i didn't feel like waiting 2 weeks for it to ship from china.

The ethernet and usb work on the DA200 adaptor , EXCEPT HDMI.  SOMETIMES it would work briefly until next restart, i had tried everything ever available on the internet. The laptop is running Windows 10 (as it`s restricted to that version, i tried to install other versions with lots of issues and compatibility issues) so  i have installed reinstalled and installed different versions of the video driver for all possible windowses and none worked. what did work was very brief until next restart and that usually happened when i had a fresh windows install, after the first restart i will get a non working hdmi again.  

I have tried several hdmi cables so i know it`s not the hdmi cable or the tv ot the monitor. and nobody seems to be able to help!!

A:dell xps 13 9450 (2015 new version) does not output HDMI to tv or monitor via special dell DA200 Hdmi adaptor

Oops I see my first post got sent, even if the website failed...
Anyay.. I talked to Dell Support and they told me to update the firmware for:
Intel (R) Thunderbolt 3 Firmware Update
(version 02.05.04,A00)
downloaded forn Dell.com/support
Enter your service tag and you will find it under Chipset on the driver download page.
That fixed it for me!
It was a known issue for the guy i talked to.

9 more replies
Answer Match 90.3%

I use 2 monitors (see below). Both worked fine for over a year then the digital monitor suddenly went blank and the computer now has problems booting and displaying. Everything works fine when nothing is connected by HDMI. Both monitors work when connected as analogs (one at a time because I only have one pin connection).

I have confirmed:
There is no malware/virus on my computer.
HDMI cable is fine (I have 2 new cables, and switching cables doesn't change anything).
I think all drivers are up to date
Windows 7 Pro is up to date.

Computer:Dell Vostro 270s, Intel Quad Core i5-3450S CPU @2.80 GHz
Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
Video card Intel HD Graphics FamilyMonitors:Samsung: SD24D300 digital
Dell E2011H generic PnP analogAny suggestions?

A:2 Monitor Display Suddenly Freezes Computer - Can't Connect Via HDMI

System Restore to a date prior to the issue - System Restore

5 more replies
Answer Match 89.88%

Hi,

Sounds complicated (To me anyway)

I'm running Windows 7 64bit with 2 video cards (NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and NVIDIA GeForce GT 240) as I use 3 monitors.

My TV is located where it is not possible to run a cable to it from the PC, It is however beside a CAT5 box that is connected to a CAT5 box beside my PC.

I use a TP-LINK TL-MR3420 router for my PC and wireless access upstairs.
It is connected to a Belkin Share wireless router set up purely as an access point downstairs via the 2 cat boxes mentioned earlier for wireless access and a wired connection to my xBox.

I want to use one of the spare video card ports to connect to my HDTV
I have a HDMI output on the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and a DVI output on the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 that are not in use.

I think HDMI is the way to go as I believe I can use a S/PDIF cable to connect my motherboard to my NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and so I will have audio as well as visual.

My question is:
Can I use a HDMI to CAT5 converter, connect a HDMI cable to the video card output, connect one end of a CAT5 cable to that, the other end to my TP-LINK TL-MR3420 router (Which is connected to my Belkin Share wireless router)
Take a CAT5 to HDMI converter and run a HDMI cable from my Belkin Share wireless router to my HDTV?
Is it possible to do this via a router at all?

Any help is much appreciated ..
 

A:Connect PC to HDTV via HDMI -> CAT5 -> Router -> Access Point -> CAT5 -> HDMI -> TV

Hi and welcome to TSG.

The HDMI to CAT5 converter most likely sends raw high speed serial video through all four twisted pairs of wires in the CAT5 cable rather than converting the video data to Ethernet compatible data packets. Any Ethernet router or switch would not know what hit it.
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 88.62%

I am considering buying an HDMI splitter to get around a problem I now have when streaming music only from the Internet. Currently I have about a 15 ft. cable running from the HDMI output on my computer to my Samsung TV. With this setup everything works fine. I can watch Youtube videos or Netflix movies. The thing that I don't like is that if I want to just stream music for several hours, I have to leave the TV on since the audio connection from the TV to my receiver is not a pass thru. It is only live when the TV is on. I am wondering if I can use an HDMI splitter to solve this problem. What I plan to do is to connect the computer HDMI output to the input on the splitter. Then use one of the splitter's outputs to go to the Samsung TV and the other one to go to my receiver via an HDMI-to-2 Channel Stereo Y-adapter. Just wondering if the connection to the non-HDMI device via the Y-adapter will upset the functioning of the splitter. What about the the EDID handshaking and HDCP signal that HDMI sources and displays need in order to function?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 700 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 100099 MB, Free - 79895 MB; D: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 7248 MB; E: Total - 51207 MB, Free - 2940 MB; F: Total - 52226 MB, Free - ... Read more

A:Can I Use HDMI Splitter Outputs With HDMI and Non-HDMI Device?

7 more replies
Answer Match 88.62%

Hi Dell Community,
Please help me to diagnose what is wrong with my new laptop.
My Laptop is Dell Latitude E6440 but every time i connect external monitor to my laptop HDMI port via HDMI to VGA converter, the external monitor always blink randomly every couple of seconds. This HDMI to VGA converter is working fine when i used it to other laptop.
Currently i still don't have chance to try my laptop HDMI port to connect directly to HDMI monitor because i don't have it.
Are there anybody have the same problem with me? thanks for your help.

A:Latitude E6440 display blink when connect to external monitor via hdmi to VGA converter

Hi M. Zemmy Indrapatih,
Thanks for your post.
Sorry you are having difficulties with your laptop and monitor.  If you could send me the name and model cable adapter you are using and the name and model of the monitor,  I might be better able to understand the issue.  Thanks
Regards,Robert

16 more replies
Answer Match 81.48%

If I tape together tightly HDMI and USB cables for a 15 foot run, will they cause any interference?
I know they are digital signals so I think should not. But doing this does cause a herring bone interference with analog vga cable.

A:bundling HDMI cable together with USB 2.0 cable will be interferences?

It depends on the quality of the cables insulation and shielding.
The only way I know how to find out for sure is try it.

1 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I am looking for a cable that takes component, and stereo audio in on one side, and ends up as a single HDMI connector on the other side, so I can connect my PC to the TV's HDMI port.

At the moment, I use three seperate composite cables, move my PC speakers around as that's what the sound comes out of, and it's a whole lot of hassle and a whole big mess of cables that barely reach.

I've looked all over for a cable that does this, it sounds like something people need, and I can't understand why I can't find it. The closest I have found is this PS3 cable. However the connector on it is some special one for a PS3, not a HDMI one. Or else, it would be absolutely ideal:

I live in the UK, if anyone knows of somewhere that sells what I'm looking for, it would be much appreciated, thanks
 

A:HDMI Cable?

8 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I have an HDMI to RCA converter cable to put my computer on my TV screen. However, when I hook the cable up to my computer and my TV, my computer does not detect it. I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 computer and run Windows 7. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

A:HDMI to RCA Cable

The cable will only work if the graphics card has TV out capability to output analog signals on the digital pins. I suspect the Satellite A505 does not have this capability .
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I run a vga cable from my computer to my monitor. The cable needs to be about 20 feet. I tried a dvi cable but the longer dvi cables (more than 5 meters ) dont work. Can I use an HDMI cable and hook up 2 hdmi to dvi converters on each end to attach to my computer and computer monitor?
 

A:hdmi vs dvi cable need help

9 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I've just replaced the old VGA cable with an HDMI and the display is slightly smaller than before.

The system is a Dell Inspiron 580 with an ATI Radeon HD 5450 1Gb graphics card.
The monitor is a Dell ST 2310 (1920x1080).

I've tried updating the adapter driver but Windows reports that the best driver is already installed.

A:HDMI Cable

What do you mean by "smaller"? Is the text and icons look smaller now compared to before? If so, probably the monitor is running at it's native resolution compared to when you hook it up using VGA... If you can, provide a screenshot...

zzz2496

9 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

HDMI cable allows only video transfer or audio and video?

A:HDMI cable

If your gfx card allows it the hdmi cable will carry the audio too. HDMI cables are design for both video and audio signals.

6 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

Because I am an ignoraums, I bought a HDMI to DVI cable for my new Digital TV to connect to my Dell pc.

I do not need a "to DVI" cable. I need a cable that will connect from the HDMI to my old fashioned big ole crt that has the pins and screws into the back of my cpu.

What do I need? JUst tell me what to shop for. exactly.
this is wat i bought http://www.eforcity.com/pothhdmid5m1.html

the connector for the tv is fine, the connector for the crt is not. I think I have a sixteen pin or a nineteen pin. I don't need any software do I? I have WMV and Quicktime and Realplayer. do any/all of them function with this kind of hookup?
 

A:HDMI cable

When you refer to the "Connector for the CRT" do you mean the connector that is on your old CRT monitor or are you referring to the video output connector on the computer?

If you are talking about the connector on the computer, its it trapezoid shaped with exactly three rows of round openings with exactly five openings (contacts) per row? If so, it is a typical VGA connector. The bad news is that VGA is analog video only and the HDMI connector on your TV only takes serial digital video. There is no simple and inexpensive way to convert from one to the other. If the TV does not have any kind of analog computer video input, you may need at least get a new video controller card that has an HDMI output for your computer.

EDIT: I just reread your post and am now not 100 clear now on what you want to do. Your old fashioned CRT monitor with VGA input will not work with the HDMI output of your computer. If your computer has a DVI output, exactly which of the connector configurations does it have as shown in the following link:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DVI_Connector_Types.svg

Note: There are people selling fairly inexpensive cables on eBay and on-line stores that have a VGA plug on one end and an HDMI plug on the other. I have no idea what kind of hardware they were designed for but I am 99.999% sure it will not work for your computer's VGA output.
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

When I connect my Windows 7 computer to an LCD TV monitor, the resolution is set to 1920 x 1080, however I don't see the entire Desktop, rather it looks like it's been zoomed in. Any ideas?

A:HDMI-DVI Cable to LCD TV

Hello Slam,

You might double check to see if your DPI settings may be set to something other than the default 96 DPI.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

9 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I would like to watch movies through my Easynote TJ65 laptop on my HDTV via an HDMI cable. I get perfect picture but no audio, can you please tell me what settings I need to put on my laptop to get sound on my TV.
Thanks
MJK
 

A:using HDMI cable

9 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I have recently upgraded my laptop from windows 8 to windows 10. Upon doing so I have been unable to view anything from the laptop to the TV via a HDMI cable. What could be the matter.

More replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I have absolutely no idea about it...can anyone please tell me what it is (in brief) and also will it improve my graphic visuals in my monitor??
 

A:What is an HDMI cable and do I need one?

HDMI stands for high definition media interface, basically it's a 2 in one cable that carries the display signal as well as a sound signal. If you use a HDMI cable to connect your laptop to your tv for example, you'll be able to use the TV as another monitor, and you'll also be able to play music through your tv speakers.
With computer monitors, unless they have built in speakers that you plan to use, there's no real advantage of using a HDMI cable to connect from your computer, a standard DVI or VGA connection is just as good (Though go with DVI (White) over VGA (Blue) if possible there)
 

15 more replies
Answer Match 80.22%

I currently have a HDMI to DVI cable connected. It was an inexpensive one and now I'm finding out it is probably the cause of grainy vision on my screen.

So, what would be my best cable to get to solve this problem?
I have looked at both Monster cable and Ultra but even w/ these, there are different levels.

Thanks, Tom
 

A:HDMI to DVI cable's

11 more replies
Answer Match 79.8%

Unable to connect my compaq cq60 PC using my Hdmi port have trouble shooted hdmi cord using another laptop  and hdmi cord is fine and working so is the TV monitor a message is comming up Signal unkown how do i fix this???? Need for my Hdmi to work on my current laptop  as i use this mostly for work any answers please!.. running windows 10 by the way.

More replies
Answer Match 79.8%

Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Unable to connect my compaq cq60 PC using my Hdmi port have troubleshoot hdmi cord using another laptop  and hdmi cord is fine and working so is the TV monitor a message is coming up Signal unknown how do i fix this???? Need for my Hdmi to work on my laptop  as i use this mostly for work any answers please!.. running windows 10 by the way.

More replies
Answer Match 79.8%

Hello guys!

I recently ran into a problem with my main LCD TV(I need to replace the power supply.) I use that LCD TV for my desktop computer, and right now all I have is my laptop. I use synergy to control both computers. However now it doesn't matter because I cannot see the desktop portion. Is there anyway for me to output my desktop computer to my laptop monitor?

Both my Desktop and Laptop have HDMI input. I also have the HDMI cord on hand right now I just don't know how I'd go about setting it up. I'd like to use synergy to control the desktop AND have it's output be on the laptop until my power supply arrives and I can fix my TV.
 

A:Solved: Output Desktop HDMI to Laptop (which has HDMI input)

9 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

New n mad i am. like the topic say's up top. i'm having a hard time getting this Sony [yes i know. sony n microsoft don't mix >.> but...] HDMI cable to work. first i plug both ends in. a windows comes up asking to setup display. i put n mirror. propblem. at first this was cool. everything work. but when i played Combat arms i said wait. no sound??? i tried everything from my T.v settings to my laptop. nothing seems to work. i tried going to sound and and set HDMI as default but that only get me no sound from laptop nor tv. I just want sound from my tv. not laptop, not both. i also seen a topic here about this but that didn't seem to help. what i got is this...

Sony high speed hdmi audio/video cable
idea 4 hdtv,ps3,dvd.blue ray,hd cable n satellite box

don't know what my tv is but its got 2 hdmi port 4 hd inputs a game mode n it's an dvd player.

now 4 my laptop.

AMD turion X2 RM-72 Dualcorl mobile process
windows home vista home premium 64bit service pack 1
4096MB DDR2 system memory
250GB(5400rpm)
webcam
ati radeon HD3200 graphics

theirs more but i think that all u really need i guess

HP Pavilion
Entertainment Notebook PC please help

A:No sound from TV with HDMI cable

Originally Posted by Zerow


New n mad i am. like the topic say's up top. i'm having a hard time getting this Sony [yes i know. sony n microsoft don't mix >.> but...] HDMI cable to work. first i plug both ends in. a windows comes up asking to setup display. i put n mirror. propblem. at first this was cool. everything work. but when i played Combat arms i said wait. no sound??? i tried everything from my T.v settings to my laptop. nothing seems to work. i tried going to sound and and set HDMI as default but that only get me no sound from laptop nor tv. I just want sound from my tv. not laptop, not both. i also seen a topic here about this but that didn't seem to help. what i got is this...

Sony high speed hdmi audio/video cable
idea 4 hdtv,ps3,dvd.blue ray,hd cable n satellite box

don't know what my tv is but its got 2 hdmi port 4 hd inputs a game mode n it's an dvd player.

now 4 my laptop.

AMD turion X2 RM-72 Dualcorl mobile process
windows home vista home premium 64bit service pack 1
4096MB DDR2 system memory
250GB(5400rpm)
webcam
ati radeon HD3200 graphics

theirs more but i think that all u really need i guess

HP Pavilion
Entertainment Notebook PC please help



I had the same problem and I have a HP laptop, but I found out that you have to make sure you are getting a good connection.

11 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I think I lost the driver for my TV when I was messing with the resolution. It said there was something plugged into the VGA, there was nothing in my VGA slot neither on my computer nor my TV. I restarted my computer, and now none of my video games will open. When I try to open RIFT, it says "Insufficient video card" and I can't play any other high quality graphic games. Before I messed with the resolution and the VGA thing, it worked perfectly fine. I'd like to know if I could get the driver back for my TV. Thanks for any help I get.

A:My TV has an HDMI cable plugged in, and it says it says VGA.

Just need to know what graphics card youre using and download and install again should solve the issue.

2 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hi All,

I'd like to hook-up my computer to TV. I used an HDMI 30 foot cable from my computer to the TV and it didn't work. Cable is fine. How far can usually go?

A$U$ CM#68-70-CA-3AA Desktop PC Intel Core i7 3770(3.40GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce, GT630 2GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

I can only assume that there is not enough power in my GeForce630 to send data through to the TV at 30 feet.

Alternative solution?

Thanks, katy

A:How far will an HDMI cable go from Desktop to TV?

Hi Katy,

I'm using a 45ft cable connecting a blu ray player to a projector, no issues whatsoever. I tried it with my pc for gaming through the projector, again no issues.
Quality of cable, gauge, shielding and filtering have a big impact.
A high quality HDMI certified 30 foot cable can get expensive, I know mine did, and you have to buy it without knowing if it is going to work, so it is a bit of a gamble.
I would recommend an active HDMI signal booster, which will probably be cheaper than the new cable, and has very high chances of working with the cable you already have.
There are several options available on Newegg.

Hope this helps,

J

9 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hi, this is kind of a problem p, i currently do not have a monitor so I am using a tv for the time being. I am connecting my desktop to my tv with a hdmi cable and today when I went to go turn it on it came with no signal. I tried switching it off and on, plugging it out and back in but it still did not work. I needed up switching them around so the one that was in the tv was in the desktop and vice versa. Then I was like and I wasn't sure how that fixed it, I am new with desktops and so I'm not that experienced and always worried about everything. If someone can please explain it to me, I will be most grateful, thank you.

A:HDMI Cable Problem

Both ends are the same so it had to be a bad connection. All it takes is a bit of lint or dust on one of 19 pins to disrupt the signal. And the wires inside the cable are VERY small. If the cable gets moved a lot, that can break a wire.

5 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I purchased an HDMI CABLE so i could watch movies on a lager screen. I set it up correctly which is on hdmi 2 and also to the back of the computer correctly but it doesn't recognize it. Keeps telling me that there is no signal; what do i have to do so it recognize it. Running a dell Inspiron 580 with a samsng flat scren tv. Every thing it is plugged in correctly it says the same error...no signal. need help.

Thanks
Ron V

A:HDMI Cable not working

Ron,

Are you using a discrete graphics card? Or the mother board graphics? Do you have a monitor attached to the VGA connector at the same time as the HDMI connection?

There may be a setting in your BIOS to enable the HDMI connection, but it doesn't say anything about it in the manual.

2 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Ok so I am thinking of purchasing a DVI to HDMI cable, the DVI connection will come from my graphics card and the HDMI connection will go into my 47" LCD.

At the moment I am using a DVI/VGA adaptor at the back of my graphics card and then using a VGA cable from that into my LCD TV.

So my question is if I were to use the DVI to HDMI cable instead would there be a whole lot of difference in picture quality? Or is it not worth bothering about?

Any information you guys can give or experience on this would be much appreciated!
 

A:DVI - HDMI Cable worth getting?

7 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I purchased an HDMI CABLE so i could watch movies on a lager screen. I set it up correctly which is on hdmi 2 and also to the back of the computer correctly but it doesn't recognize it. Keeps telling me that there is no signal; what do i have to do so it recognize it. Running a dell Inspiron 580 with a samsng flat scren tv. Every thing it is plugged in correctly it says the same error...no signal. need help.

Thanks
Ron V

A:HDMI Cable not working

Ron,

Are you using a discrete graphics card? Or the mother board graphics? Do you have a monitor attached to the VGA connector at the same time as the HDMI connection?

There may be a setting in your BIOS to enable the HDMI connection, but it doesn't say anything about it in the manual.

2 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I'm in doubt how to install the HDMI cable from the PC to the monitor, I tried to install the Nvidia settings and still could not, and also have tried the screen resolution on windows 7 and it did not. maybe I'm giving the wrong command, so if you can help me. thank you. Fisem
 

A:Installing the HDMI cable

You connect it. What isn't working?
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

When I connect an HDMI cable to my pc and to the tv my pc monitor only show icons on the bottom of the screen the rest of the screen is blank and I cannot maximize my icons
 

A:Connecting HDMI cable from pc to tv

Which mode (duplicate, extend, only external monitor)?

What do you mean by "maximize my icons"?
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Is it possible to record an HDMI input from a (comcast) cable box onto a laptop, via HDMI cable? (Without using TV tuner / Capture card?)
If yes, what software would this require?

Essentially I want my laptops HDD to act as a DVR. I understand that laptops picture is being pulled as an output, so does the laptops HDMI port accept input?

It is an Newegg.com - lenovo IdeaPad Y550P&#40;324156U&#41; NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM&#40;1.60GHz&#41; 15.6&#34; 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD&#177;R&#47;RW NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
lenovo IdeaPad Y550P(324156U) Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M NoteBook

Thanks!

A:Is This Possible - HDMI Cable TV to Laptop

No. The HDMI is an output only port. You would need some sort of USB Video Capture device compatible with Win7x64. But if you were going to do that, you may be better off with a USB TV tuner that can also take a cable TV signal.

2 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

my hp pavilion a6752f is having some problems. So I have a set of speakers hooked up 2 my computer, which I usually use but sometimes I like to use my monitor speakers which are run with a hdmi cable and sometimes use my lcd tv to watch movies. Anyways When I go to the realtek audio manager I select the hdmi as my default device which activates it. It says it's working but I have no sound. I have picture but no sound. future shop replaced my graphics card due to some loud fan noise and now this hdmi sound option doesnt work? Could that be the problem? What am I doing wrong? please help!!
 

A:No Sound through HDMI cable??

i found this article on hp http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...48&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3872434 was your graphics card replaced under warranty or with the same type card?
 

2 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

hi all,
my dell laptop model is Studio 1555 Service Tag: 57JZ7K1 , i have a LG 32 inch HD tv. Im connecting my laptop and tv using HDMI cable but, i dont see anything in my tv.i have another lenovo laptop i connect it with my tv and its working fine.
i have downloaded DellSystemDetectLauncher.Application from dell.com but, i got exception as "Application cannot be started . contact the application vendor"
from desktop, i did right click 'screen resolution', from display i could see "lg32" when i select and click ok then my laptop restarted. i tried the same many time but, it keeps on restarting but, no display comes on tv.
So, i tried download driver but, i unable.
i tried to setup display but, its also not working.
can you please help me to resolve the problem...please...

More replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Need help please I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop what i would like to be able to do is play dances through my tv monitor we have a HD ready SAMSUNG tv, have had a look on help and it says to disconnect my laptop monitor how do I do this? I am not very Tech at all, plus when I buy the cable are they all the same do I just need the HDMI cable, would be most grateful for any help
 

A:Solved: Hdmi cable to tv

Hello over40plus:

If I am understanding your problem correctly, you cannot get your video/audio to play to your TV from your Laptop.

First you need to make sure that your laptop has an HDMI slot in it. If you do not know if it does or not, please post the model of your laptop in a reply.

Second you need to make sure your TV has HDMI input as well (you say it's HDMI ready so I am assuming it does).

If both of these are YES -- Basically, you have to have an HDMI cable. Plug one end from the laptop and the other end into the TV.

After you have done this, make sure that your TV is set to the correct input (HDMI Input you just plugged into on the TV)

You should then see your monitor display on your TV.

If you do not, then you need to look on the Function Keys (F1, F2, F3, F4 etc..) and look for something that says "CRT/LCD" or a picture that resembles a monitor. Usually you have to hold another key in order to select this option, usually it's called "FN" and in a different color other than white (like a blue color)

If I have confused you yet, please post the model of your laptop and I can give you the exact directions to help, if I have yet to confuse you and you have the picture of your monitor on your TV now, good job!

If you want your audio to play from your TV and not your PC, you need to make sure that you have plugged your HDMI cable into a slot that says "HDMI" -- NOT "HDMI/DVI". If it says HDMI/DVI for the input, y... Read more

1 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I have a TV with HDMI and when possessed Vista both the sound and image were transmitted by cable, put the 7 and only the image is transmitted on television, the sound driver is installed and supports HDMI transmission is the same as used in Vista. How can you fix the problem?

I did not know where to post, sorry if posted in the wrong place

A:No sound through the HDMI cable

Problem solved, for sony vaio users using Vista drivers because sony says that your nootebok not support the 7, u only need to is uninstall the driver and restart the computer using the default driver on Windows 7

1 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I'm a little confused here

I have two monitors, a Samsung S23B350 and a HP 2159m

I tried to connect a DVI-D to HDMI cable to both of my monitors but nothing displays. It doesn't matter what end is connected to the PC, both dont work. But in the long run the DVI end has to be connected to the PC if I want to duel screen because I only have 1 hdmi output.

HDMI-HDMI works fine though, on both monitors.

Is it because it is a DVI-D to HDMI cable? Should I just buy a DVI-D to DVI-D cable? or am I just doing something wrong?

My graphics card is a HD Radeon 6950 if that matters.
 

A:HDMI - DVI-D cable not working

The HP has DVI-D, HDMI, and VGA. Use a DVI-D cable for this monitor.

The Samsung has HDMI and VGA. Use an HDMI cable for this monitor.

What ports does the video card have? Have you enabled the second monitor in the AMD Catalyst Control Center?
 

1 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Is it possible to conect my pc to the TV using an HDMI cable and run on the TV a film, while I will be playing a game on my pc.
In other words can I display a film on tv but play games on pc without them going on the TV?
Windows 7
Samsung Smart hub TV
regular 60fps HDMI cable

More replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hello All,
My Sony laptop has a VGA slot. I want to connect it to the TV for viewings and sound. I found a Cable that connects from VGA and the other end is HDMI that i can connect to the TV. however I was told i need some sort of TV-BOX between otherwise it wont work?? what does that mean. isnt it enough from VGA to HDMI?? are all vga outlets come standard?? how can i make this work?

Thanks in advance

A:VGA slot to HDMI cable!!!

You can get the HDMI Video signal from an adapter, but you will not have HDMI digital audio. You will have to connect the audio separately from the PC to the TV.

Here is one external device that will take both the VGA video signal and the Analog audio from the PC and convert it to a composite HDMI digital video and audio to connect to a PC. FRYS.com*|*Atlona

7 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hi,

I'm trying to connect my laptop to my tv using a HDMI cable. I can get a picture but no sound. I realise this is a common problem but I have tried everything and nothing has worked so far.

It would be a huge help if someone could help me fix this.

I have tried setting the HDMI output as default. When I do this and play a dvd I can see the green bar move up and down but still no audio.

A:No sound with hdmi cable

Try this page: No Audio from HDMI output - Microsoft Answers

1 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Is the monitor not supporting the cable? Or is it a Wii U problem?

A:Wii U not showing anything on HDMI - DVI cable

Hi @Keizem, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you have a question about support for a DVI-HDMI cable, with your display. I am happy to help with this. Looking at the Product Specifications, that display has a VGA and DVI-D input. You can always verify the display inputs, if you have a direct VGA -VGA or DVI-D - DVI-D connection to a device that outputs those.   Once you have verified the inputs on your display, it is just a matter of whether the cable you are using is good, and the output from your computer or device is also good. I hope that answers your question, and if it does, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

1 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I have spent last week following various advice for fixing it but I am still stuck.Installing and re installing,enabling and disabling-and now I have nothing on the TV set and ATI does not see the HDMI cable.
Is there a clear understanding regarding this,or it's more like "try a bit of this but add a pinch of that and who knows -it may work...
I have Dell Dimension E521 with ADM Sempron,Windows 7 pro 32
Any good advice on getting bach the HDMI output?

A:cannot detect HDMI cable

Hi Fantazos, Welcome to Seven forums.

You mentioned that ATI does not see the HDMI cable. Can you let us know what card are you using? Because, Dell E521 itself does not have HDMI port.

Have you updated the drivers for the card you are using? Please update you complete system specs.

9 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I bought HDMI cable, connected PC to TV and it worked perfectly for 2-3 days when it started blinking (picture from PC appears on TV for a second or a few seconds and then it loses signal for a few seconds and so on).
I tried different TV with this PC and it worked. I also tried different PC with this TV and it worked. I tried a different kind of HDMI cable and it also worked. Seems like it's just this PC/TV combination.
What should I do? Seems like everything works, but it doesn't.

Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit (I just reinstalled it and it still doesn't work)
TV VOX, PC Dell Inspiron R N5110
 

More replies
Answer Match 79.38%

We need to run an HDMI cable through a 1/2 inch round conduit. Obviously the head of the HDMI cable will not fit through it. Is it possible to cut the head off and splice it back in after we run the cable through the conduit? Anyone have any experience cutting and splicing HDMI or adding new heads?
 

A:Splice HDMI cable.

Here is the pinout.
http://www.interfacebus.com/HDMI_Pinout_Bus.html
As to the possibility, that depends entirely on your skill level in unsplicing the cable, cutting, joining and then laying up the cable in such a manner that the signals do not deteriorate. Given the high sped digital signal, the cable core layup would be best to remain the same.

I would try it, by staggering the joints over several inches to avoid distortion of the cable lay, heatshrinking each and restoring the shielding wherever it existed. But I cannot speak for you, it's not a job for someone unused to "microsurgery" and soldering.
 

3 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hi friends, need some help from you regarding my laptop. I just purchae HDMI cable. Everytime I connect the cable to my laptop its always restarting and its dhows the blue screen and then restarting. After that the start up now working. Only when you disconnect the cable it will work my laptop. What is the problem and what is the solution? I am using Windows seven now.
Thanks in advance

A:Connecting HDMI Cable

Disable automatic restarts.Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.What is your laptop's brand and model?

11 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

getting no signal from TV running an amus hexacore, 64 bit win 7 system...

TV is a vizio 43in i believe 2 or so years old... has 4 hdmi slots and none of them are getting signal so im assuming its windows or my video card or something im not doing correctly to switch from my basic computer video cable to hdmi

ATI Radeon 2 5700 video cards

A:HDMI cable No signal

What is your make and model# for you Video Card? do you have an HDMI out of your video card? do you have TV out of your video card?

9 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

So I bought this kind of HDMI cabel
I have a HDMI port on the backside of my case and my motherboard should support it.
So one end going into the HDMI port on the case and the other one goes into the TV, but my computer is not recognizing it.
I'm trying to dual screen, I have a normal PC monitor which is working fine, however the HDMI for the monitor looks like this and works just fine, what could the error be?

A:TV not working with HDMI cable

Are you trying to use the graphics card and onboard graphics?
You can only use one.
IE: use the DVI and the mini HDMI from the graphics card.

9 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hello, i have win 7. My hdmi cable is connected from my pc to my tv. I have picture however no audio. I have already made sure the audio driver is updated in device manager. I have also set hdmi as my default device in playback. Hdmi cable is good because i get the audio when i connect my lap top. I have troubleshooted as much as i could without any recourse. Please help, thank you
 

A:no audio from pc to tv via hdmi cable

10 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

I went to plug my Hdmi cable into the motherboards (asrock z77 1155) Hdmi port and it would not fit. There is nthing bent either on the cord or the port. The port looks good nothing broken looking about it at all.

I thought Hdmi cables were all the same size. Is it possible that the port was just made wrong? or is there a slightly smaller Hdmi chord? cause it wasn't off by a big scale it was just enough that it would not go in.
 

A:HDMI cable wouldn't fit

Sounds like you have a Display Port - looks just like HDMI but not compatible. Check your mobo documentation.
 

4 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

hi,
i have my pc connected to a LG flatron 22" tv by hdmi cable the picture is fine but the audio does not play through the tv, a jack cable from the pc to the tv does not work either, if i use the jack plug into separate speakers it will play the audio through the speakers. i have checked in play back devices that the tv is default device, checked audio and graphics card drivers they are all up to date.

pc specs are:
cpu: amd phenom ii x4 BE 3.4ghz
mobo: asus m4n75td
graphics card: 2 x nvidia gefore 8800 gs in sli

stuck on what to try next any help would be appreciated
cheers

A:hdmi cable to LG tv no audio

billyc, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can't get audio over HDMI from the Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx series of cards without doing the following,

Guide: 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX Sound over HDMI (Now including Creative cards)

3 more replies
Answer Match 79.38%

Hi team - I've had this new 550-114a tower for a week. It's connected with an HDMI lead, and for the life of me I can't get any audio. I'm a techno numpty - but have followed what I can find online. But the HDMI output is showing greyed out (not connected), so I can't set it as a default. Any ideas thatmight help? Thx

More replies