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Windows 7: Driver for HDMI devices on WIN 7 upgraded laptop


15 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Driver for HDMI devices on WIN 7 upgraded laptop

My Acer 6930 was originally a Vista machine. I upped it to 7 Pro. The HDMI out used to work on Vista, but when I upgraded, my needs called for VGA out, so I never noticed that the HDMI out no longer works.

Well, it works...as in I get a picture, but very low quality and undersized. The max resolution I can get is the laptops 1366 x 768 "generic" built in monitor's resolution. The external monitor does not show up in the Control Panel/Display section. The ext. monitor does not even identify.

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I know the VGA works, but requirements dictate I switch this monitor to HDMI....as you can see....the bottom laptop is attached to the top/middle 26" display via HDMI...you can see the undersized extended display screen.

I have tried every trick I know with monitors. I have opened the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel as well. The HDMI seems like it needs a driver or something, but when I go to Acer's driver download section, and find my specific model and OS, I can not find any thing to do with HDMI. I select the "Zoran HDMI TV" icon in "devices and printers" and try to update the driver there it tells me the "best software is already installed".

Searching this "Zoran HDMI TV" doesn't yield me results, in fact this is the first time I have ever seen any reference to Zoran HDMI.....or similar.

Anyone have any ideas....my google-fu has failed me.

and the small screen with poor quality graphics really sucks. I know that laptop is capable of 1080 out. I was recently using the 40 inch TV with it and it put out a beautiful picture over VGA. I have tried extended, cloned etc etc. The laptop just seems to be sending the same image to both it's built in screen, and the ext. 26" monitor where as with VGA, both identified, and were seperately adjustable.

Thank you, and sorry if this should maybe be under hardware????




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16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Nevermind. I managed to switch setups around and now run the Vista machine on the 26" via VGA, and Win 7 on the small, left monitor via VGA. For some reason, which I can't explain, the twitching stops with this setup and the resolutions are correct.

The HDMI can wait until I can find proper drivers.

If it aint' broke don't fix it comes into play right now.
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