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

15 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How far will an HDMI cable go from Desktop to TV?

Hi All,

I'd like to hook-up my computer to TV. I used an HDMI 30 foot cable from my computer to the TV and it didn't work. Cable is fine. How far can usually go?

A$U$ CM#68-70-CA-3AA Desktop PC Intel Core i7 3770(3.40GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce, GT630 2GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

I can only assume that there is not enough power in my GeForce630 to send data through to the TV at 30 feet.

Alternative solution?

Thanks, katy


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15 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Katy,

I'm using a 45ft cable connecting a blu ray player to a projector, no issues whatsoever. I tried it with my pc for gaming through the projector, again no issues.
Quality of cable, gauge, shielding and filtering have a big impact.
A high quality HDMI certified 30 foot cable can get expensive, I know mine did, and you have to buy it without knowing if it is going to work, so it is a bit of a gamble.
I would recommend an active HDMI signal booster, which will probably be cheaper than the new cable, and has very high chances of working with the cable you already have.
There are several options available on Newegg.

Hope this helps,

J
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15 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hdmi

Hi Bungee,

The 30 foot HDMI was a very good quality. But it may need a boost as you have mentioned.

What if I were to forego the HDMI wire (distance) and use something like: Western Digital WD TV Live Streaming Media Player - Wireless.

Many thanks, katy
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15 Feb 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Stupid question, but was the TV set to the correct HDMI input? And yes the card has enough power for the HDMI connection, as that component of the card is the same whether the card is low end or high end.

Like Bungee above I am also running a longer length with no problems. In my case it is a 25' and a 10' joined together with a female-to-female connector instead of a sigle cable, and it just works.
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15 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hdmi

Hi Stormy,

Yes, it was. I checked it many times. Also used different display settings and nothing happened.

My Graphic cards has three outputs: VGA, HDMI, DVI.

The HDMI cable worked only four feet away from the TV but not 25-30 feet away.

How would I do it wirelessly?

Thanks, katy
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15 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hhow is your monitor connected? DVI or VGA?
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16 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
TV

Hi Stormy,

I connected by LCG Monitor with the VGA cable leaving the other two ports free to use for the TV. In particular, the HDMI cable.

The power supply for my new computer is only at 300W. Do you think that might be the problem?

Quote:
Asus CM-6870-CA-3AA
Processor Type Intel Core i7-3770
Processor Speed 3.4 GHz
Processor Cores 4 with RAM 16 GB
Hard Drive Capacity 2 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) 7200 RPM
Optical Drive 12 x Blu-Ray Combo
Graphics Card nVidia GT630 - Graphics Video Memory 2 GB
Display Monitor - VE248Q (separate)
Audio Sound Card ALC892 - Audio Output High Definition Audio
Power Supply 300 W
Thanks, katy
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16 Feb 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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.

One bit of good news though, from looking at the specs for your Asus monitor,

ASUS - - ASUS VE248Q

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.
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16 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here is a HDMI guide from BestBuy: (Hope this helps!)
HDMI Cables
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16 Feb 2013   #10

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MissSherlock View Post
Hi All,

I'd like to hook-up my computer to TV. I used an HDMI 30 foot cable from my computer to the TV and it didn't work. Cable is fine. How far can usually go?

ASUS CM6870-CA-3AA Desktop PC Intel Core i7 3770(3.40GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce, GT630 2GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

I can only assume that there is not enough power in my GeForce630 to send data through to the TV at 30 feet.

Alternative solution?

Thanks, katy
Hi there

HDMI Wireless transmitter -- for example -- although cheaper stuff around.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eminent-iTRI...m/B003NVLYZI/2

Easy one that.

Next Question Please. !!

Cheers
jimbo

HDMI
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