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Windows 7: Need help connecting Computer to TV

24 May 2013   #1
kietram

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 
Need help connecting Computer to TV

I am trying to connect my VGA computer to my DVI-D TV. Here is what I tried that I thought would work:
VGA male to DVI-A adapter, which then goes into a DVI Female cable, where the other end was DVI-D, which plugged into the tv.
Why did it not work? What can I do differently?


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24 May 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi kietram and welcome to SevenForums

Did you go on the TV's remote controller and press on the Source button and choose PC on the screen ? What is the model of the TV
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24 May 2013   #3
kietram

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

There is no "Source" button on the remote.
The TV is a Panasonic Cinemavision.
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24 May 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Have you tried . Turning off the PC . Plug the cable from the TV to the PC and then turn on the PC ? See if the PC sees the TV that way ?
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24 May 2013   #5
kietram

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

I have tried that, yes. The TV seems to not see the computer is there.
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24 May 2013   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The problem is you are trying to feed an analogue signal (VGA from the computer), to a digital connection (the TV).

Digital Visual Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You need to use a VGA-DVI converter, something like this,

For only $129.86 each when QTY 50+ purchased - VGA to DVI Converter

not an adapter, to convert the signal.
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24 May 2013   #7
kietram

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Really? Ok, thank you. I thought the Adapter would work. why does it not work the way I have it? Does an adapter not convert the signal?
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24 May 2013   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'm not sure it's possible with that TV,


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24 May 2013   #9
kietram

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

So what you're saying is, though the TV has the port, It won't let the computer work?
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24 May 2013   #10
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kietram View Post
So what you're saying is, though the TV has the port, It won't let the computer work?
According to that manual it wont, if you could give us the exact model number we could check further.
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