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Windows 7: Media Center doesn't work on external TV?

14 May 2009   #1

Media Center doesn't work on external TV?

I reloaded my laptop today with W7 RC, official from MS' site. I'm using 64bit version.

I noticed a strange issue with Media Center. First, I'm connected to my 1080p tv via hdmi from my laptop which works fine.

My nvidia settings is laptop = primary and tv = extended (not cloned).

Now, I'll start up media center and it plays the dvd or video file fine. If I drag the window to the extended area (tv), it blanks out completely and stops playing. As soon as I drag it back to my laptop screen (primary), it starts again.

I'm using the default nvidia driver provided via windows update (wddm 1.1x??) version.

Anyone replicate this?

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15 May 2009   #2


Is anyone able to reproduce this problem?
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15 May 2009   #3


Wow. I tried again now, it works fine.

Must be some kind of bug then
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24 May 2009   #4


Still having this problem.

Anyone else replicate this?

I uninstalled the nvidia drivers, rebooted, reinstalled via windows update and still same issue.

This is how it happens:

1. Close laptop lid, screen replicates to Sharp tv via hdmi connection
2. Press start/go on my mce remote
3. click watch dvd option
4. blank output, nothing happens

however, if I open my laptop lid, the dvd starts playing. If I close it, it stops playing. Some kind of conflict, and yet it was working fine most of the time. I did not modify anything on the o/s at all either, which is even more strange.
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