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Windows 7: Hdmi


23 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Hdmi

Hi all
Now for the life of me ive been trying to figure this out and i cant. Yes noobish i know but ive finally given in and am asking.
Now, i have a TV with HDMI input. I also have HDMI output on my GC. Now, easy i thought, plug cable in, turn TV to HDMI and bang all would be good. But it aint. Now can somebody please help me to set this up, i never tried in Vista cos ive only just got this TV. And would dearly love to see if i could get this setup.
If i have this completly wrong then let me know.
Many Thanks
Damoh

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24 Jan 2009   #2

Win7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

It's probably your TV and not Vista/Windows 7. I know on my TV (Samsung LCD), it was specific as to which HDMI plug I was to use for PC input. I addition, even using that HDMI plug-in I also had to "name" that HDMI "PC" on my TV. So check your TV manual for directions....
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24 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Mine's that simple, just plug it in to my Sanyo TV HDMI and into my graphics card HDMI port but I have an ATI card. Not sure if what kind of card has any bearing on it or not.
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24 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

hi
well i checked the manual and it says ' direct plug and play' lol thats all.
Its a tad strange. When i plug it in, windows plays that boing sound that you get when it finds new hardware, but nothing. Nvidia control panel lists the TV but no matter what i do i cannot get an image on the screen.

Im wondering if a DVI to HDMI adapter would help. I have DVI on my graphics card which is a Nvidia 9500GT

Thanks all
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24 Jan 2009   #5

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

best use dvi, you have more control over the output. I have a nvidia 8600 gt and i tried the hdmi plug. It did work immediately but you can't control the definition. So the movie plays fine, but the computerscreen is isn't per pixel driven since the card only sees a television if you branch hdmi
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24 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
best use dvi, you have more control over the output. I have a nvidia 8600 gt and i tried the hdmi plug. It did work immediately but you can't control the definition. So the movie plays fine, but the computerscreen is isn't per pixel driven since the card only sees a television if you branch hdmi
Thanks for that mate, so in essence i can plug the DVI adapter into my GC then the HDMI cable to my HDMI input on my TV?

If so then im going out to buy one lol

Regards
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24 Jan 2009   #7

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damoh View Post
Thanks for that mate, so in essence i can plug the DVI adapter into my GC then the HDMI cable to my HDMI input on my TV?

If so then im going out to buy one lol

Regards
i've put a VGA adaptor on the dvi adaptor because my telly has a standard VGA port. Never tried dvi to hdmi, but from what i understand the signals are the same just in a different plug.

You just have to arrive at the point that the card won't recognize your tv as tv but as generic monitor
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24 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
i've put a VGA adaptor on the dvi adaptor because my telly has a standard VGA port. Never tried dvi to hdmi, but from what i understand the signals are the same just in a different plug.

You just have to arrive at the point that the card won't recognize your tv as tv but as generic monitor

At the minute it just reports it as a TV lol

Its quite baffling really how 7 see's it but i cant output to it
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24 Jan 2009   #9

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damoh View Post
At the minute it just reports it as a TV lol

Its quite baffling really how 7 see's it but i cant output to it
as said before, try fiddling with your tv setup?
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24 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I few things he said are making me think he's got another monitor -- one in addition to the HDMI-connected TV -- connected at the same time. Perhaps he just needs to extend the desktop?
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