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Old 06-11-2007, 11:19 AM   #106  
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I use NVIDIA 6800 Ultra with Vista Ultimate and have it hooked up to a JVC Rear Projection HDTV with DVI. I use the extended Desktop feature and use Vista Media Center as it has further adjustments for screen resolutions and once I start it up it fills the screen up perfectly and than use that to watch DVD's and it works like a charm.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:06 PM   #107  
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Hi,

I am new to this forum and did many searches before posting y question, hope this is the right place to post:

I have a Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop and would like to connect that to the HDMI input on my TV so I can watch movies on the TV instead of using laptop's monitor.

My TV model is: Sony LCD HDTV BRAVIA S-series and the graphic card is:

Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 GM.

I have bought the following cables from Dell:

1) HDMI Male to DVI Male High-Def inition Multimedia Interconnect Video Cable - 6 ft
2) DVI Female to HD15 VGA Male Video Adapter

I was able to connect the laptop to the TV but even though I press Fn+F8 keys on my keyboard, nothing displays on the TV.

I called Sony and they told me if your laptop's graphic card is not HDCP compliant, it's not going to work.

I know there is some configuration that needs to be made in order for it to work. Like change the setting in Control Panel, but I just don't know how to do it.

Can someone please help?

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:30 PM   #108  
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What is the model number of the Sony?
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:35 AM   #109  
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Hi,

It's a Sony Bravia 40" LCD HDTV KDL40S2010

I tried the HDMI cable and it didn't work. I did some research and found out because my graphic card is an "Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950 GM" and it is not DHCP compliant. As you already know, HDMI input can be used only with HDCP compliant devices.

So I went to Circuit City and took my laptop with me and they told me to buy: Belkin Monitor Extension Cable (F2N025A06).

I bought it and brought it home and the Female end didn't fit my TV nor my laptop but the male end fits both tv and the laptop. So I am guessing I should go for a Male to Male like this one: Belkin Pro Series VGA Monitor Signal Cable (F2N028-06)

Do you think it will work?
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:24 AM   #110  
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Yes the VGA cable should work. You just need to set the resolution on your laptop to some resolution the TV will accept (consult the manual for acceptable resolutions) and it needs to be set for 60 hz refresh not optimum. Your laptop is a WXGA (1366x768) so the resolution should match already just be sure that the refresh is set to 60hz.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:17 PM   #111  
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rbinck,

Thanks for your reply. Very helpful.

But does that VGA cable transfer audio as well or only video? See, I am trying to watch the movies I have on my lapop, on the TV and I already tried the HDMI cable and didn't work because my grahic card is not HDCP compliant.

Any info will be very helpful.

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You will need to connect a stereo audio cable between the laptop and the TV in addition to the VGA cable.

By the way, your HDMI cable may work for you if you are able to set the laptop resolution to match a HDTV resolution. Probably the only resolutions that are allowed via the HDMI input are the 1280x720p and 1920x1080i of HDTV. The HDCP is only a problem for some movies and would not be the reason why you didn't get a picture at all. More likely the resolution didn't match. All in all I think you will be better off getting the VGA to work.

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Old 06-22-2007, 07:49 AM   #113  
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rbinck,

Thanks again for your helpful reply. Good news! One of my friends on yahoo answers told me that the tv we bought should have came with a HD-15 male to HD-15 male cable and that should work as the video cable. I plugged it in last night and it worked great! The video is so sharp and hi quality, too.

Now that I figured out which video cable I should use, I guess the next step would be purchasing the right audio cable.

Now for transmitting the audio, which one do you think I should get?

1) The cable with headphone looking thing on both ends ?

2) Or I should get one with one headphone end and the other end will have two colors (headphone to RCA cable).

Also if you could please let me know how much each costs and where I can get them from?

Thanks in advance. You've been really helpful.
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Ok near the VGA port you connected the video cable to should be the audio connection for it. It will either be the mini phono jack like the one on your computer or there will be a red and white pair of RCA jacks. That will tell you which cable to buy.

You can get the necessary cable at Radio Shack, Walmart or any electronics store like Best Buy or Circuit City.

If this is still not enough to get you going, post a photo of the TV connections and we can help further.

Glad to see your video is solved.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:53 AM   #115  
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Thanks rbinck for your great/helpful hints

I looked at the back on the TV and there is a section called PC (in where I plugged that VGA cable), right next to it there are a white and red input and it says "Audio" next to it.

So, just now, I went to Target and bought the headphone to RCA cable and will plug it in when I get home fromk work and that should be it!

THANKS so much for your great help.

Will let you know how it goes
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:43 PM   #116  
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hi i have a problem with my dvi to hdmi connection. i have an nvidia graphics card with a dvi out going to a 30 in crt hdtv. my desktop looks great on it but when i go to play a video i have dots and distorted lines on the screen. the picture behind these dots is crisp and clear. i have tried almost every different setting to fix this and i cant seem to get it right. if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2007, 02:47 PM   #117  
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If the desktop looks good then it does not seem to be a connection problem. Maybe try a different player. What player are you using?
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:51 PM   #118  
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thanks for the quick response. i am currently using the VLC media player because it plays just about everything except real player format. i thought it might be the player so i tried windows media player, winamp and a real player alternative. its the same with all of them. the screen flickers and there are dots and lines. i have a 4 foot monster cable dvi to hdmi cable going to it.
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Man, I don't have a clue what would cause that.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:38 PM   #120  
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its weird, when i go into the nvidia conrtol panel and make it where the auto full screen goes to my tv it does that but when i extend my windows desktop to the tv and pull the media player over there then hit full screen it works. its not as good of a picture however but it works. shits pissin me off.
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