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Windows 7: Linking computer to TV

03 Feb 2011   #21
Kari

 

Did you try the Screen Resolution tool as I told in my previous post?

Kari


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03 Feb 2011   #22
Tarka Dal

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Follow Kari's advice
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03 Feb 2011   #23
jackdash

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Did you try the Screen Resolution tool as I told in my previous post?

Kari
Kari
Yes, with only the DVI desktop monitor and the TV HDMI leads plugged into the computer I switch on the TV and selected HDMI1 as the source.
Then I booted up the computer when Windows 7 was running I right clicked the computer screen and selected Screen Resolution the jpeg image below on the left appeared, with only the DVI monitor showing.
So I tried pressing the Detect button and the image on the right appeared.
So the TV display is not showing.
This morning I took the packard bell computer back to where I purchased it and they tested it for me with just an HDMI lead between it and the large screen monitor they use for testing and my desktop appeared on the large monitor straight away.
I came back home and tried it again with only the HDMI lead between it and the TV no DVI and still nothing appeared on TV

I have the option of changing the TV or getting a refund but I would really like to get it setup everything else on the TV is brilliant.

Thanks very much for your help and I would be very much appreciate any further help on this.
Thanks
jack


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04 Feb 2011   #24
Kari

 

Jack, did you miss this in my first post in this thread:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Jack, it seems your PC has a Geforce GT220 graphics card. That card has three outputs: VGA, DVI and HDMI. Two of them, VGA and either DVI or HDMI can be used at the same time for a dual display system.
As far as I know, you can not use DVI and HDMI outputs at the same time on that card. To achieve what you want to, you need to connect one of the displays with VGA and the other with either DVI or HDMI.

Kari
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04 Feb 2011   #25
jackdash

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Hi Kari
The continuing saga!
I disconneted the DVI monitor and just used my VGA monitor, so now I have only 1 monitor on the desktop connected to my VGA socket on the computer.
I went through the same proceedure connected the HDMI lead from computer to TV, selected HDMI1 as the source.
Booted up the computer then in Windows right clicked the screen, selected Screen Resolution and the same results appeared as before only this time it listed 1 display as a Generic NpN Monitor. With the message: No other display detected.
I tried the Detect button but no joy.
I have a feeling that I will be swapping this TV but saying that if I use my laptop with the HDMI connection the desktop appears straight away on the TV.
Thanks
jack
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04 Feb 2011   #26
Kari

 

I asked some other geeks to take a look at this thread. Let's hope someone has an idea.

Kari
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04 Feb 2011   #27
jackdash

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In the meantime I would like to ask if anyone on the forums is using the same computer as me the Packard Bell iExtreme X6620UK and has the HDMI output linked to an HD TV, what TV they are using?
Also the Panasonic manual states that to use an external HDD it has to be registered, during this process it will be formatted and all data removed.
This seems crazy, suppose like me you have a HDD full of movies and TV series you want to watch does that mean you have to format and erase them all.

jack
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04 Feb 2011   #28
Tarka Dal

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdash View Post
Hi Kari
The continuing saga!
I disconneted the DVI monitor and just used my VGA monitor, so now I have only 1 monitor on the desktop connected to my VGA socket on the computer.
I went through the same proceedure connected the HDMI lead from computer to TV, selected HDMI1 as the source.
Booted up the computer then in Windows right clicked the screen, selected Screen Resolution and the same results appeared as before only this time it listed 1 display as a Generic NpN Monitor. With the message: No other display detected.
I tried the Detect button but no joy.
I have a feeling that I will be swapping this TV but saying that if I use my laptop with the HDMI connection the desktop appears straight away on the TV.
Thanks
jack
Jack
Have you ''on your TV'' not just selected HDMI 1 but also in the settings of the TV set the TV to allow connection for HDMI. This is very important as HDMI on large TV's is not set as a default...
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04 Feb 2011   #29
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Jack,

Have you considered using a different HDMI lead, or trying a different HDMI socket on your TV?
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04 Feb 2011   #30
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote:

Have you ''on your TV'' not just selected HDMI 1 but also in the settings of the TV set the TV to allow connection for HDMI. This is very important as HDMI on large TV's is not set as a default...
When I switched the TV on I used the AV button to show available ports then selected HDMI1 and pressed o/k
On the screen appeared HDMI1
With Auto underneath.
Then while I booted up the pc the Auto part dissapeared leaving just HDMI1 on the TV screen.
I would not know any other settings to use.
I tried every one of the 4 HDMI sockets on the TV.
jack
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