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Can't get my TV to see my computer, need help.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You took my quote too fast - I found a lot of errors and retyped it ;)
     
  2. Rich

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    I understood what you meant. I'll get around to opening it up one of these days and take some pictures.:)

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  3. The Merg

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    Rich,

    Are there any other video ports on the back of the PC? Possibly lower down from your picture. If you can post a pic of that area, it would help as well.

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  4. Rich

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    No, they are in the front panel and are only an S-Video port and red, white and yellow composite RCA jacks.

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  5. dorfd1

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    have you tuned on simultanious display mode? xp and older support it on desktops but on vista and 7 display mirroring is not avaible from what I have seen also make sure to use a resolution that both the tv and monitor support if doing display mirroring.
     
  6. Rich

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    I'm using Vista and I don't see that. The Help section says I can do it. Gotta check it out again. Thanx.

    Rich
     
  7. P Smith

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    I'm intrigued by the existing HDMI output ... that mentioned 8500 never had such output ...
     
  8. LarryFlowers

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    A video card based on the 8500 chipset can have whatever HP wants on it. It's an OEM card, not the card you would buy under any number of brand names from say, NewEgg.

    In fact, many 8500 chipset cards indeed do have an HDMI output. See ASUS.
     
  9. P Smith

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    Can you tell from the picture if the computer has one or two video cards?

    Rich
     
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  12. P Smith

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    Yes, one.
    Post a snapshot (c&p to mspainter) a window of Device manager, just Display Adapter branch.
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Umm, I mean reading that thread and try a few solutions what ppl found works for them there...
     
  14. Rich

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    OK, more homework...did I mention my head exploded a couple posts back?...:lol:

    Rich (I think)
     
  15. jgreen977

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    I have a Cisco E1000 wireless router and a WET610N wireless bridge and am trying to connect to an Insignia 42 inch HDTV. The tv manual says connect to VGA. The Bridgfe has a CAT5 connection. connected a vga to cat5 adapter to tv and made connection.

    The tv claims no signal. Network magic shows the router connected to the bridge and the PC

    I have tried a 2nd cat5 cable. no change.

    Am I missing something else I should have done

    computer supports 2 moniors - current primary is a 22 in Samsung at resolution
    1900 x 1080 (as recommended)
     
  16. The Merg

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    Not sure what make/model CAT5/VGA adapter you are using, but most don't work (I actually don't know any that do) when connected through a router. The idea of them is just to use a CAT5 cable to replace the VGA cable (basically you can have longer, cheaper runs).

    Run a CAT5 cable from the PC connection to the TV (using the VGA adapters-I assume you have one on each end) and see if it works. If it does, then it is the use of the router that is your issue.

    BTW, :welcome_s to DBSTalk!

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