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Windows 7: Connecting my Computer to my HDTV

19 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Connecting my Computer to my HDTV

I bought a 25ft HDMI cable and I tried to connect my computer and my TV, however my TV always says no signal. My computer sees the TV, but I cannot get anything to display on the TV. I've tried everything, and I cannot get it to work. My TV is a Dynex 42" TV which is a Bestbuy store brand. If anyone can help me, I'd be very happy. I have an XFX 8200 video card integrated into my motherboard which has an HDMI port. When I plug the HDMI cable into my computer, the audio switches to HDMI, which is weird.


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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kherani View Post
I bought a 25ft HDMI cable and I tried to connect my computer and my TV, however my TV always says no signal. My computer sees the TV, but I cannot get anything to display on the TV. I've tried everything, and I cannot get it to work. My TV is a Dynex 42" TV which is a Bestbuy store brand. If anyone can help me, I'd be very happy. I have an XFX 8200 video card integrated into my motherboard which has an HDMI port. When I plug the HDMI cable into my computer, the audio switches to HDMI, which is weird.

Hi Kherani, Welcome to SF,

I have a Microsoft Knowledge Base that explains you the process
Connect your computer to a TV
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19 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kherani View Post
I bought a 25ft HDMI cable and I tried to connect my computer and my TV, however my TV always says no signal. My computer sees the TV, but I cannot get anything to display on the TV. I've tried everything, and I cannot get it to work. My TV is a Dynex 42" TV which is a Bestbuy store brand. If anyone can help me, I'd be very happy. I have an XFX 8200 video card integrated into my motherboard which has an HDMI port. When I plug the HDMI cable into my computer, the audio switches to HDMI, which is weird.

Hi Kherani, Welcome to SF,

I have a Microsoft Knowledge Base that explains you the process
Connect your computer to a TV
Thanks, but that didn't work.
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20 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I've tested the TV with and HDMI dvd player and I've tried the cord with another setup and it worked. The only thing that's left is the computer. Can anyone help me?
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20 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

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21 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Looks like you signed off was really hoping to find out the MB so i could read throguh the manual and see if it could shed some light on your problem. Fabe
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21 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You should be using the VGA style PC input on the TV for that connection. You don't really need to use the HDMI cable.

Usually the HDMI will work but the resolution won't be right unless you either adjust it using the custom resolution settings which doesn't work out so well or use the VGA input in which case the resolution will be just right.
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21 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Sorry for not being so clear. I have an XFX 8200 motherboard.

8200 Motherboard

There is a link to the product page.
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21 Dec 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kherani View Post
I bought a 25ft HDMI cable and I tried to connect my computer and my TV, however my TV always says no signal. My computer sees the TV, but I cannot get anything to display on the TV. I've tried everything, and I cannot get it to work. My TV is a Dynex 42" TV which is a Bestbuy store brand. If anyone can help me, I'd be very happy. I have an XFX 8200 video card integrated into my motherboard which has an HDMI port. When I plug the HDMI cable into my computer, the audio switches to HDMI, which is weird.
video driver? display driver? type device manager in search. go do diplay. is your card listed? does it have a yellow triangle on it? are there any other "unknown" devices with yellow on them

Do the same with the tv driver


Ken J+
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21 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 




I think the problem may lie in my TV being called "Generic PnP Monitor"
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