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Windows 7: How To Connect PC To Bigscreen(custom system)

28 Sep 2012   #1
psychotron

Home 7 64 on Alienware and Asus. W8 on Lenovo.
 
 
How To Connect PC To Bigscreen(custom system)

I have the Asus Crosshair Formula IV MB and a HD 6950 2gb video card. You can look in my specs profile to see details.

I have a Yamaha audio receiver which is connected to my pc via HDMI for top quality sound and I don't know of any other way to connect it.

I want to connect a big screen but I'm not sure how being I use my only HDMI for my sound and I don't know how else to connect sound receiver to pc. I only need video but I want it as high as quality as possible.

I have two DVI ports and two mini-display ports, I sold off 2 or my 3 Asus 26" monitors so currently I am only using one DVI port for that.

Is there a way I can connect a big screen to my pc other then HDMI and still not lose too much video quality or do I need to use my only HDMI, and if so how can I connect my sound receiver to my pc?

Appreciate any help.



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28 Sep 2012   #2
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

The highest quality you would get is the highest quality your TV can support - 720 or 1080, which is much lower than a monitor. To achieve 720 or 1080, the HDMI connection is your best option. Honestly, you will be hard pressed to hear any differnce in your audio when you change from using the HDMI to using the Line Out on your soundcard. You'd have to either disable the audio on the HDMI out feed, or adjust your TV sound to mute the HDMI audio input.

The 6950 has an HDMI out... make sure your dirvers are the most current.

Another option, you could check your Yamaha receiver to see if it has an video passthru. You could then take the HDMI out from your 6950 into the receiver, and the video HDMI out from the receiver in to the TV. If the reveiver is less than 2 years old, it should have that pass thru.
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28 Sep 2012   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
The highest quality you would get is the highest quality your TV can support - 720 or 1080, which is much lower than a monitor. To achieve 720 or 1080, the HDMI connection is your best option. Honestly, you will be hard pressed to hear any differnce in your audio when you change from using the HDMI to using the Line Out on your soundcard. You'd have to either disable the audio on the HDMI out feed, or adjust your TV sound to mute the HDMI audio input.

The 6950 has an HDMI out... make sure your dirvers are the most current.

Another option, you could check your Yamaha receiver to see if it has an video passthru. You could then take the HDMI out from your 6950 into the receiver, and the video HDMI out from the receiver in to the TV. If the reveiver is less than 2 years old, it should have that pass thru.
He'd lose some surround decoding features if he went with line out to the receiver.

A quick and easy way is to purchase an hdmi to dvi cable.
Monoprice.com carries them and they start at around $4.
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28 Sep 2012   #4
psychotron

Home 7 64 on Alienware and Asus. W8 on Lenovo.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
The highest quality you would get is the highest quality your TV can support - 720 or 1080, which is much lower than a monitor. To achieve 720 or 1080, the HDMI connection is your best option. Honestly, you will be hard pressed to hear any differnce in your audio when you change from using the HDMI to using the Line Out on your soundcard. You'd have to either disable the audio on the HDMI out feed, or adjust your TV sound to mute the HDMI audio input.

The 6950 has an HDMI out... make sure your dirvers are the most current.

Another option, you could check your Yamaha receiver to see if it has an video passthru. You could then take the HDMI out from your 6950 into the receiver, and the video HDMI out from the receiver in to the TV. If the reveiver is less than 2 years old, it should have that pass thru.
Thanks for the reply.

OK. My receiver does have video passthru. So I would continue to just have my current HDMI cord from my 6950 OUT to one of the four Yamaha IN'S, then add another HDMI cord from my one and only HDMI OUT on the Yamaha to the bigscreen's IN?

If so, you are saying I won't lose my current audio set-up by adding that second HDMI cord to the Yamaha OUT out to TV IN?

I had no idea my receiver had this video passthru, if this config works it solves everything.
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28 Sep 2012   #5
psychotron

Home 7 64 on Alienware and Asus. W8 on Lenovo.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
The highest quality you would get is the highest quality your TV can support - 720 or 1080, which is much lower than a monitor. To achieve 720 or 1080, the HDMI connection is your best option. Honestly, you will be hard pressed to hear any differnce in your audio when you change from using the HDMI to using the Line Out on your soundcard. You'd have to either disable the audio on the HDMI out feed, or adjust your TV sound to mute the HDMI audio input.

The 6950 has an HDMI out... make sure your dirvers are the most current.

Another option, you could check your Yamaha receiver to see if it has an video passthru. You could then take the HDMI out from your 6950 into the receiver, and the video HDMI out from the receiver in to the TV. If the reveiver is less than 2 years old, it should have that pass thru.
He'd lose some surround decoding features if he went with line out to the receiver.

A quick and easy way is to purchase an hdmi to dvi cable.
Monoprice.com carries them and they start at around $4.
Thanks for the reply.

How would a HDMI to DVI cable help with sending video from my pc to my bigscreen and keep my current audio HDMI set-up?

Are you meaning do the passthru on the receiver that michaelst suggested using a HDMI to DVI cord to tv? If so that's not an issue, the tv I'm grabbing has HDMI so I would not need any DVI. My main issue was keeping my HDMI audio while using HDMI or DVI to tv, being I now know my receiver has video passthru with my receiver's HDMI OUT, DVI is moot now.

Or if I'm missing something let me know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2012   #6
psychotron

Home 7 64 on Alienware and Asus. W8 on Lenovo.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
The highest quality you would get is the highest quality your TV can support - 720 or 1080, which is much lower than a monitor. To achieve 720 or 1080, the HDMI connection is your best option. Honestly, you will be hard pressed to hear any differnce in your audio when you change from using the HDMI to using the Line Out on your soundcard. You'd have to either disable the audio on the HDMI out feed, or adjust your TV sound to mute the HDMI audio input.

The 6950 has an HDMI out... make sure your dirvers are the most current.

Another option, you could check your Yamaha receiver to see if it has an video passthru. You could then take the HDMI out from your 6950 into the receiver, and the video HDMI out from the receiver in to the TV. If the receiver is less than 2 years old, it should have that pass thru.
My worry with the HDMI OUT to TV is losing my audio ability. If I have the TV connected up with the video passthru from the receiver, and keep my current audio config with the 6950 OUT to the receiver's IN, what will my monitor properties look like in windows 7? Will it allow me to choose both the receiver and the tv as a monitor so both can function simultaneously, will it just show my Yamaha and this will allow both the audio and the TV to work or will this be an issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a 40 in. TV with built in speekers hook up using HDMI to Video card and a separate speaker system hooked up the the motherboard audio out. That allows me to use the audio and video using HDMI or HDMI video and motherboard audio choosing which one in the Audio Managing off of the Start Orb. I also have another computer hooked up to the same TV in the same fashion so I just toggle using the TV remote control between HDMI 1 or 2 depending on which computer I'm using.
I wish the TV had split screen because I would like to see if I could use both computer on the same screen at the same time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2012   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psychotron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
The highest quality you would get is the highest quality your TV can support - 720 or 1080, which is much lower than a monitor. To achieve 720 or 1080, the HDMI connection is your best option. Honestly, you will be hard pressed to hear any differnce in your audio when you change from using the HDMI to using the Line Out on your soundcard. You'd have to either disable the audio on the HDMI out feed, or adjust your TV sound to mute the HDMI audio input.

The 6950 has an HDMI out... make sure your dirvers are the most current.

Another option, you could check your Yamaha receiver to see if it has an video passthru. You could then take the HDMI out from your 6950 into the receiver, and the video HDMI out from the receiver in to the TV. If the reveiver is less than 2 years old, it should have that pass thru.
He'd lose some surround decoding features if he went with line out to the receiver.

A quick and easy way is to purchase an hdmi to dvi cable.
Monoprice.com carries them and they start at around $4.
Thanks for the reply.

How would a HDMI to DVI cable help with sending video from my pc to my bigscreen and keep my current audio HDMI set-up?

Are you meaning do the passthru on the receiver that michaelst suggested using a HDMI to DVI cord to tv? If so that's not an issue, the tv I'm grabbing has HDMI so I would not need any DVI. My main issue was keeping my HDMI audio while using HDMI or DVI to tv, being I now know my receiver has video passthru with my receiver's HDMI OUT, DVI is moot now.

Or if I'm missing something let me know.
My suggestion uses that cable to go from the video card straight to the tv. You'd keep the hdmi cable to the reciever hooked up.

If you have an hdmi cable, go ahead and hook it up like michaelst suggested.
You are using the hdmi port on the 6950 for the audio?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2012   #9
psychotron

Home 7 64 on Alienware and Asus. W8 on Lenovo.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have a 40 in. TV with built in speekers hook up using HDMI to Video card and a separate speaker system hooked up the the motherboard audio out. That allows me to use the audio and video using HDMI or HDMI video and motherboard audio choosing which one in the Audio Managing off of the Start Orb. I also have another computer hooked up to the same TV in the same fashion so I just toggle using the TV remote control between HDMI 1 or 2 depending on which computer I'm using.
I wish the TV had split screen because I would like to see if I could use both computer on the same screen at the same time.
So how do you have the other audio connected? The audio out from pc to composite of receiver? Being I'm a audiophile I want the best audio possible, and I never plan to use the tv speakers, so is there any quality loss from ditching HDMI audio for whatever you are using?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2012   #10
psychotron

Home 7 64 on Alienware and Asus. W8 on Lenovo.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psychotron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post

He'd lose some surround decoding features if he went with line out to the receiver.

A quick and easy way is to purchase an hdmi to dvi cable.
Monoprice.com carries them and they start at around $4.
Thanks for the reply.

How would a HDMI to DVI cable help with sending video from my pc to my bigscreen and keep my current audio HDMI set-up?

Are you meaning do the passthru on the receiver that michaelst suggested using a HDMI to DVI cord to tv? If so that's not an issue, the tv I'm grabbing has HDMI so I would not need any DVI. My main issue was keeping my HDMI audio while using HDMI or DVI to tv, being I now know my receiver has video passthru with my receiver's HDMI OUT, DVI is moot now.

Or if I'm missing something let me know.
My suggestion uses that cable to go from the video card straight to the tv. You'd keep the hdmi cable to the reciever hooked up.

If you have an hdmi cable, go ahead and hook it up like michaelst suggested.
You are using the hdmi port on the 6950 for the audio?
So you are saying, being I only have one HDMI OUT on my pc which I want to use only for audio, I should use a DVI to HDMI adapter to go DVI OUT from my pc to HDMI IN on tv? There is no loss of quality from this?

Yes. HDMI off 6950 goes directly to receiver for audio only, but I have to enable it in my monitor properties, my Yamaha shows up as a monitor.
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