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Windows 7: problem connecting to tv

27 Feb 2010   #1
willfrod

windows 7 home premium
 
 
problem connecting to tv

I have been having problems connecting my pc up to my lcd tv, my graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 4850.

What i want to do is to watch movies from my pc to my main tv but i dont seem to be able to get a picture.

Can any one help please.


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27 Feb 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello willfrod, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have you made sure if the TV has an "input source" selector and it's set to PC? that's the way mine is.
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27 Feb 2010   #3
willfrod

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks for the welcome

I have connected via a vga connector and set it to pc but still no joy.

I have heard that my cards drivers are not supported in windows 7 I am a total beginner by the way.

i do get my desktop on the main tv screen but cannot get anything else there are no desktop icons or anything else just the wallpaper.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you been here to get the latest driver, be sure to select the right system info for the download.

Graphics Drivers & Software
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27 Feb 2010   #5
willfrod

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Yup done that to I am running a 64 bit version of windows 7 and updated it this morning.

I will most probably have a play around with the Catalyst control centre see if i get any success there.
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27 Feb 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willfrod View Post
Thanks for the welcome

I have connected via a vga connector and set it to pc but still no joy.

I have heard that my cards drivers are not supported in windows 7 I am a total beginner by the way.

i do get my desktop on the main tv screen but cannot get anything else there are no desktop icons or anything else just the wallpaper.
You won't get anything like that if it's not selected as the "main display".

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27 Feb 2010   #7
willfrod

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Ok I will set mt tv as the main display thanks for the help so far I will let you know how I get on .
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27 Feb 2010   #8
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All you have to do now is drag the media player Window over to the TV screen.
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27 Feb 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes, we'll be watching!
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27 Feb 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
All you have to do now is drag the media player Window over to the TV screen.

Thanks mate, I was getting there.
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