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

25 Jan 2015   #1
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Connecting my computer to TV via HDMI won't work?

Hi, recently I tried to connect my my desktop computer to my TV. The main display is an acer monitor connected via DVI cable, and now I want to use an HDMI cable to connect to the TV which it does not seem to work. The graphics chip is an AMD 760g, no graphics card to use at the moment.
When I go to screen resolution, the only option displayed there, when trying to extend to a second monitor, is "Display device on: VGA" as the only option, no HDMI there. I remember when I did get it to connect to the TV, it only displayed on the TV, and the monitor was now blank.
Is there any solution to this?


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25 Jan 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Justabluejay mate have you got a HDMI port on the computer if you haven't then you will not be able to hook it up via that method. If the TV has a DVI port then you will be able to hook up then you will get video but the audio will have to hook up using dedicated cables (RCA to RCA).

Now just in case I have it wrong because the specs listed at the bottom quote a laptop can you post some details / specs about the machine in question System Info - See Your System Specs or at very least the motherboard details.
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25 Jan 2015   #3
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Oh yeah, the system specs i listed on my page is outdated.
Windows 7 Home Premium
16 GB DDR3 RAM
AMD FX-8350
Mobo: ASUS M5A78L-M USB3
AMD Chipset 760G

It does have an HDMI port in the back as well as a DVI Port. My TV only supports the HDMI and VGA ports tho. I was hoping to set the sound settings to go through the HDMI cable if it could connect through the TV, but I have a feeling that it might not be able to do both HDMI and DVI at the same time, since it works fine with VGA when I use that.
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25 Jan 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

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

No mate you just need the HDMI it carries both the graphics and audio there should not be any problem apart from trailing a lead across to the TV from the Computer.
I do this with my laptops from time to time to is really quite easily done. Personally I am not a fan of HDMI simply because it is such a simple fit and prone to coming out (in my experience) at the least tug on the lead.

So hook and play something on the computer with it connected to the TV and then skip through the HDMI points until it gets to the right one. If it doesn't come through on any you may have to go and do the driver updates .

Now to me that you either need to update the driver for the graphical output (if you haven't done them already) and also find the correct setting on your TV - usually they give you options for DTV AV HDMI 1, 2 3 (often just 1 & 2) etc on the TV via the remote.

Now for the drivers if you haven't done them already these are what you need and I would at least do the VGA and chipset ones. Motherboards - M5A78L-M/USB3 - ASUS
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25 Jan 2015   #5
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
No mate you just need the HDMI it carries both the graphics and audio there should not be any problem apart from trailing a lead across to the TV from the Computer.
I do this with my laptops from time to time to is really quite easily done. Personally I am not a fan of HDMI simply because it is such a simple fit and prone to coming out (in my experience) at the least tug on the lead.

So hook and play something on the computer with it connected to the TV and then skip through the HDMI points until it gets to the right one. If it doesn't come through on any you may have to go and do the driver updates .

Now to me that you either need to update the driver for the graphical output (if you haven't done them already) and also find the correct setting on your TV - usually they give you options for DTV AV HDMI 1, 2 3 (often just 1 & 2) etc on the TV via the remote.

Now for the drivers if you haven't done them already these are what you need and I would at least do the VGA and chipset ones. Motherboards - M5A78L-M/USB3 - ASUS
The HDMI cable does go through for the TV. The only problem is that I want to use it as an extended screen from my monitor, but apparently it does not go through for using both a DVI for the monitor and an HDMI For the TV. Whenever it displays on the TV, even when I set the screen settings to "Extend" and set the resolutions the right size for each, it only displays on the TV and not the monitor which is not what I wanted. I'll probably have to stick to VGA.
Also, I have installed the drivers from the CD that was given to me in the box for the mobo.
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26 Jan 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

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

Mmm Bluejay I thought I posted earlier re the drivers mate but it must have gone astray as the machine I was on has been a bit strange all day so sorry for late reply.

What I was saying was the drivers on the disk are probably way behind the current ones as they are invariably out of date before the disk is out of the factory. So try the ones from the link I sent.
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06 Feb 2015   #7
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Mmm Bluejay I thought I posted earlier re the drivers mate but it must have gone astray as the machine I was on has been a bit strange all day so sorry for late reply.

What I was saying was the drivers on the disk are probably way behind the current ones as they are invariably out of date before the disk is out of the factory. So try the ones from the link I sent.
Okay I downloaded them and the problem still remains. I can't connect both to DVI And HDMI at once for extend the screen.
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06 Feb 2015   #8
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

you need to choose on your TV using the remote control, which source you are going to use. there should be HDMI, HDMI2, (HDMI3), DVI.
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06 Feb 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
you need to choose on your TV using the remote control, which source you are going to use. there should be HDMI, HDMI2, (HDMI3), DVI.
Good point mate- I was just assuming the OP was doing that but it would good t know
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06 Feb 2015   #10
justabluejay

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShoTTaS View Post
you need to choose on your TV using the remote control, which source you are going to use. there should be HDMI, HDMI2, (HDMI3), DVI.
I know, I have been doing that on the one and only HDMI channel I have, the problem is that it only posts to one screen, so the DVI monitor and the HDMI TV can't both be used at the same time to extend the screen like I wanted it to. I had thought that my on-board video doesn't support that, and I still think that since updating the drivers didn't do that.
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