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Windows 7: Connecting my computer to TV via HDMI won't work?

06 Feb 2015   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now it seems to me that somewhere the connecting of the HDMI to the TV and the DVI to the monitor is somehow cancelling one out. So if I am repeating myself the TV wokrs with just it hooked up with HDMI but doen't when you hook the DVi to the monitor.

Now I don't know if even this will work but if you had a dedicated GPU card installed and hooked both leads to it if it would work and I don't know if there are any ways of splitting the signal in that scenario. In fact if this were possible it would really load the GPU up maybe to strain it until it gave up the ghost.

Not being funny again but why do you need two screens? Myself I would be quite annoyed at having two running at the same time because of the distraction and I am sure if you set the resolution to 1920x1080 for the TV it would be a better graphics than the monitor.


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07 Feb 2015   #12
justabluejay

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Now it seems to me that somewhere the connecting of the HDMI to the TV and the DVI to the monitor is somehow cancelling one out. So if I am repeating myself the TV wokrs with just it hooked up with HDMI but doen't when you hook the DVi to the monitor.

Now I don't know if even this will work but if you had a dedicated GPU card installed and hooked both leads to it if it would work and I don't know if there are any ways of splitting the signal in that scenario. In fact if this were possible it would really load the GPU up maybe to strain it until it gave up the ghost.

Not being funny again but why do you need two screens? Myself I would be quite annoyed at having two running at the same time because of the distraction and I am sure if you set the resolution to 1920x1080 for the TV it would be a better graphics than the monitor.
Yes it seems to cancel the other out.

Basically, I was going to just use my TV Screen to watch movies from my computer without giving up the whole screen so I can multitask in a way, also to be able to have the sound come out from my TV speakers for watching a movie that way would be nice. Also it's not able to go 1080p, only 720p or 1080i so it would cut off some parts of the screen. But yeah overall, it'd be just nice to have sometimes.
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07 Feb 2015   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ah I get what you mean now - but why can't you set the resolution to 1920x1080 on the machine? All of my desktops have I. Now a I don't know if a half decent GPU might be the answer??

Now I run Asus GTX 650's in mine bar one and hat is the Ti model in the main desktop and even the new Asus laptop runs that res now. Worth trying to find out about as the really are not that expensive now.
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07 Feb 2015   #14
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ah I get what you mean now - but why can't you set the resolution to 1920x1080 on the machine? All of my desktops have I. Now a I don't know if a half decent GPU might be the answer??

Now I run Asus GTX 650's in mine bar one and hat is the Ti model in the main desktop and even the new Asus laptop runs that res now. Worth trying to find out about as the really are not that expensive now.
I'm fairly sure the graphics chipset on the mobo can support 1080p, it was the actual TV set itself that doesn't support 1080p. I tried it with my laptop from 2010 and it just can't go to 1080p simply because it doesn't support it, yet it connected perfectly with a TV that did support 1080p. I assume the chipset is about the same in supporting 1080p, just my TV, being an older HDTV (probably when HDMI was less common as it only has 1 HDMI port and 2 component cable set ports on the back) it just can't support it.
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07 Feb 2015   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well it does depend on the "receiving" end when all is said and done pity though. Having said that HDMI is not that old a technology considering some of the stuff we use.

Purely out of curiosity what make and model is the TV?? it has got me thinking now.
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