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

29 Sep 2012   #11

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On most of the newer TVs the have a VGA input on the TVs wouldn't tht work as well

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29 Sep 2012   #12

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

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On most of the newer TVs the have a VGA input on the TVs wouldn't tht work as well
As far as I know VGA will not allow bluray video unless it is converted or ripped content(ie-pirate bay torrent-download) which I have plenty of, but I also have plenty of actual bluray dvds.
Also I believe VGA converts the digital signal to analog before it gets to the tv and I don't want that.

Actually, I don't even have a VGA on my pc, only DVI, HDMI and mini-display ports. I suppose one could use a vga adapter on the dvi OUT going to tv but if I'm going to go that route I might as well just go DVI to HDMI.

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29 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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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.

DVI and HDMI carry the same video signal with the same quality so no loss in video quality.
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