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Windows 7: How far will an HDMI cable go from Desktop to TV?

16 Feb 2013   #11
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
TV

Hi Stormy, Razor and Jimbo,


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Power supply isn't the problem. The problem is that you are using the VGA connection on the card, which shares the output with the HDMI connection making that you can only use one or the other at one time.
Without sounding daft, I thought the VGA connection was completely separate from the HDMI and DVI-D ports on the graphics card. Three separate slots at the back of the tower/graphic card.

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One bit of good news though, from looking at the specs for your Asus monitor,
it should have come with a HDMI to DVI cable, which you can use to connect to the monitor's HDMI port and the video card's DVI port, which will then make the HDMI port on the card available for your TV.
I usually hook up my monitor using the HDMI to DVI slot. Changed it in order to use the HDMI to TV.

Many thanks, katy


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16 Feb 2013   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Without sounding daft, I thought the VGA connection was completely separate from the HDMI and DVI-D ports on the graphics card. Three separate slots at the back of the tower/graphic card.
Almost but not quite. That is the case on the higher up Nvidia cards that support running Nvidia Surround, three monitors together in an extra wide screen configuration,

3D Surround Technology

Unfortunately your card isn't one of those and as a result only has two RAMDAC's on it,

RAMDAC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

one for the DVI port, and one for both the VGA and HDMI port; hence why you can only use one of the VGA or HDMI ports at a time.
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16 Feb 2013   #13
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
TV

Hi Stormy,

Super! Thanks so much for solving the puzzle. I'll have to try again. Fingers Crossed!

Anything else I need to hook-up the TV to the computer as an Entertainment Centre?



Cheers, katy
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16 Feb 2013   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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16 Feb 2013   #15
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
TV

Hi AddRAM,

My distance will be about 25-30 feet of cable.

Thanks for the contact,

katy
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16 Feb 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you look at the article ?
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17 Feb 2013   #17
MissSherlock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
TV

Morning AddRAM,

Thanks again for the excellent article. Read it late last night. I just hope all the corners I have to go around will not affect the quality of the picture. Fingers crossed!

This morning I found a post that was answered by Kari. Excellent job of explaining how to connect your TV to a desktop and the display monitor set-up.

Linking computer to TV

Truly appreciate all the wonderful support here at The Seven Forums.

Cheers, katy
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