Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Problem hooking my hdtv up to my computer

05 Jul 2011   #1
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Problem hooking my hdtv up to my computer

Got a new 40" Samsung tv and mounted it over my monitors. I got it to work on an old pc that had a vga port but when i tried to hook it up to my main machine it is telling me there is no signal. Its hooked up to the hdmi port on my graphics card with an hdmi to dvi cable then a dvi to vga coupler and that is hooked up to the vga vable coming out of the tv. Its not even showing on the computer that it is hooked up.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Jul 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It isn't work for good reason, you are trying to force a digital signal (HDMI) through an analogue connection (DVI-VGA adapter). The wy you have it hooked up will only work if there is something in the chain to convert the signal from digital to analogue.

If you're going to use VGA you need to find out which of the two DVI ports on the video card supports VGA, put the adapter there and use a VGA cable between the two. Or you could just use and HDMI cable if there is a spare HDMI port on the TV.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2011   #3
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I swapped the cables and put the hdmi to dvi on my monitor and the dvi on the tv but still no luck. Theres also the display port that i have my other asus hooked up with but i doubt that will work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jul 2011   #4
Austin8868

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I got it working finally! All i had to do was unhook the cable to the tv and plug it back in.

I figure it would be better to ask here instead of starting a new thread on one of the monitors and on the tv there is like this black and white bar that comes on the screen in different spots. Its like static or something its not real big either just a small line that goes across the screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Problem hooking my hdtv up to my computer




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer not detecting HDTV
I have a Diamond ATI HD 5670 graphics card installed, and when ever I try to connect my Toshiba LCD HDTV 40E220U to the computer it comes back saying "No Video Signal", I tried what the manual said for the HDTV. But it still wont recognize my HDTV, what should I do?
Graphic Cards
Dual Monitor (Monitor+HDTV) Setup, HDTV Resolution Problem
I apologize if this issue has been brought up before, I tried searching but it's tough trying to find stuff sometimes. But here's the problem, like the subject says I have a dual monitor setup. I can move windows media center to my 40" HDTV from my 26" LCD Monitor and it's fine. I can play...
Media Center
Computer Won't Boot With HDTV Connected
Hi guys I have a problem with my new computer, when I have my Acoustic Solutions (CTVL26W3HD) HDTV connected to it via HDMI to DVI cable it does not boot up. However it works fine if I boot it up with the VGA monitor and then connect my HDTV afterwards. I have also tried using a HDMI straight...
Hardware & Devices
hooking up tv to computer????
Hello everyone, I have windows 7 64 with a hauppauge 1800 tv card, and I am trying to hook it to my computer, In the room I have a digital converter box running to my tv, and I have split the signal to run to the computer, the problem I have is the signal goes to the computer, but after setup, I...
Media Center
Computer to HDTV Monitor ??
I just finished a new machine, EVGA VIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ card. The card has two DVI outlets - 1 S Video outlet. I'm using a Sony Bravia 32" XBR for a monitor. Using a DVI to HDMI adapter gives me a not so good picture. Using a DVI to VGA adapter and connecting to the TV in the "PC IN" area,...
Graphic Cards
Connecting my Computer to my HDTV
I bought a 25ft HDMI cable and I tried to connect my computer and my TV, however my TV always says no signal. My computer sees the TV, but I cannot get anything to display on the TV. I've tried everything, and I cannot get it to work. My TV is a Dynex 42" TV which is a Bestbuy store brand. If...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App