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Old 06-26-2007, 07:33 PM   #121  
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:13 AM   #122  
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Im pretty new to this stuff so i just had a quick question. I just ordered my sharp lc37d62u 1080p lcd. I have a nvidia 7900gs card on my laptop with dvi output. The lcd however doesnt have the dvi in so i would be connecting it with a dvi to hdmi cable. I ordered the 1080p sharp for the fact that 1080p would provide a better resoultion for computer display/gaming than a 1080i hdtv. With all the talk about resoultions now being supported and such now im second guessing my choice. Was i right to get a 1080p for better picture quality or am i still not going to be able to get 1080 resoultion even with a 1080p tv. General question: Do the 720p, 1080i, and 1080p also relate to picture quality coming from a pc or do other factors limit the resolutions youll be getting?
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:45 PM   #123  
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Default Dell D420 DVI to Hitachi projection HDTV

I've been following this thread with interest (and fear of trashing my HDTV!).

My question: I have a new Dell D420 laptop widescreen display that has VGA and DVI output (DVI on the mediabase). The monitor supports 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, and 1280x800 (last in use), all at 60 Hz and there seems to be no way to change the freq.

My Hitachi 6-year old Hitachi 46F400 HDTV has DVI-HDTV input (as well as S-Video, component but not VGA) but the manual says the DVI-HDTV input is only to be used for Set-top-box/DTV decoders/DVD players/D-VHS; only DTV formats such as 1080i, 720p, 480i and 480p are avail for DVI-HDTV input. It also says the DVI-HDTV input is NOT compatible when used with a DVD player from a PC.

I don't want to view DVDs or run audio - I only want to view my hi-res (10 megapixel native compressed to 4 Mb jpgs) photos run in powerpoint or other PC software in as high res as possible.

Will this set up work with a straight DVI cable connection? Or do I need to run VGA to component through a transcoder?

In all the earlier threads, it seemed like the pc to HDTV issues were about screen freq matching/over/underscanning, etc, but since I have a wide-screen laptop that only seems to support 60 Hz, am I good to go with a direct DVI cable link up?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:22 AM   #124  
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I've been following this thread with interest (and fear of trashing my HDTV!)....

Thanks a bunch!
Don't know, but why don't you hook up a dvi cable and see what happens? The max resolution on HDTV is not enough to show every pixel of a 10mp digital photo, but should give a nice picture.

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Old 09-08-2007, 01:25 PM   #125  
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Default Connecting Dell XPS410 DVI to Samsung LN-S3296D HDTV

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My Dell XPS410 has both VGA and DVI outputs. My Samsung LN-S3296N HDTV has VGA and HDMI inputs as well as others. Currently, the VGA output on the Dell is connected to the VGA input on my PC's monitor. I want to connect the DVI output on my Dell to the HDMI input on my HDTV and am looking for some advice.

With a previous PC that had only a VGA output, I ran a y-splitter from the output and used two VGA cables and a splitter/extender box to connect the cables to the old PC's CRT monitor and to the VGA input on the HDTV. With the availability of the DVI output on the new PC, I'd prefer to use it to connect the PC to the HDTV using the DVI output and leave the VGA output on the PC connected to the PC's LCD monitor, rather than using the DVI output for the PC monitor and the VGA output for the HDTV.

I know there are DVI > HDMI combo cables, but I also know that DVI supports video only and not audio. I have an audio y-splitter that is connected to the audio output jack on my PC and have audio cables that are connected from the splitter to inputs on the PC's speaker bar and to inputs on my home theater's receiver. Using this setup I receive audio from files on my PC through both the PC's speakers and the home theater's speakers, so the issue of audio signal transfer is taken care of. As far as the transfer of a video signal, am I correct in thinking that a basic DVI > HDMI combo cable is all that I need?

I've read a number of the posts on this thread regarding MonInfo. Would you advise checking with MonInfo as well?

Also, two of the inputs on the rear panel of my Samsung HDTV are clearly marked DVI/HDMI IN, but the inputs are each of the smaller HDMI design and not the larger DVI type. Any reason why the panel is labeled as it is?


Thanks for any assistance you can provide me with on this matter.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:16 PM   #126  
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I just recently got a used Dell Dimension C5xx that has a Radeon x1300 Pro card (thin card)...the card has a DVI output and a S-Vid out. I was able to get a dvi-vga splitter, but I was hoping to be able to use a dvi-i out on it, but the pin set on the card is different (thinner pin holes than dvi-i). My tv is a 37" LG LCD....is there anyway I can connect my dvi-i-to-hdmi cable to the card? DO I need a converter, or should it have come with the necessary converter?
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #127  
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Hi there,

I have a Lenovo T61 with an external monitor connector. I wanted to connect this laptop to my TV (Sony Grand WEGA KF-50WE610). My TV has a DVI-HDTV Video connector and the Laptop has a connector that looks like a VGA connector (sorry dont know the official name for it). The TV also has component video. Is there any way I can make this work? Just wanted to watch a few movies through the laptop on my TV.

Will a cable like this work?

Specifications
Cable Type: Component Video
Cable Length (Feet): 12 ft
Cable Connector A: HD-15 Male
Cable Connector B: RCA Male
Connector Material: Gold Plated
Shielded: Yes
Cable Color: Charcoal



I really appreciate any help you guys can provide,

Thanks in advance,

Tronny

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Old 12-29-2007, 10:19 AM   #128  
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my Sony TV is listed as PnP monitor and 1920x1080 at 30 hz option is not available in the advanced settings (only 60 hz). I attached Moninfo output and some settings screenshots. I wonder if I should try to change my monitor driver to Digital Panel and if so, what resolutin to use?
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:13 PM   #129  
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I have a question... My Computer i've recently just bought has both a HDMI And DVI Port on the Graphics Card. Which Port would be more logical to use?
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:04 AM   #130  
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I'm using the info from moninfo and trying to figure out Powerstrip. What do these lines mean?

Timing recommendation #1.... 1280x720 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #2.... 1920x540 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1920x540" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 540 542 547 562 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #3.... 1920x1080 at 30Hz
Modeline................ "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #4.... 720x480 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
Timing recommendation #5.... 720x480 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
Timing recommendation #6.... 1440x240 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1440x240" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 240 244 247 262 -hsync -vsync
Timing recommendation #7.... 1440x480 at 30Hz
Modeline................ "1440x480" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 480 488 494 524 interlace -hsync -vsync
Timing recommendation #8.... 1440x240 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1440x240" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 240 244 247 262 -hsync -vsync
Timing recommendation #9.... 1440x480 at 30Hz
Modeline................ "1440x480" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 480 488 494 524 interlace -hsync -vsync
Timing recommendation #10... 640x480 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "640x480" 25.180 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:52 PM   #131  
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Moninfo suggested that my Sony KDS LCD supports 1920x540 at 60Hz but I can't figure out how to confgure it using powerstrip.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:18 PM   #132  
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Default connect hp slimline to old 30" Sony mbt-xbr900L (vga to dvi-hdtv interface)

I had this Sony 30" MBT-XBR900L HD READY tv for years and did understand until recently that it was not full HD and needed an hd tv tuner so I purchased the HP Slimline media center. I am using s-video and still unhappy with the picture. Can I go VGA(from the computer) to the DVI-HDTV interface port(on the tv's media center control box)? I am having trouble finding the exact cable and/or converter box and do I need a convertor box?

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:07 PM   #133  
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Default DVI to HDMI from Media Center (scrolling lines)

I really apologize for posting this here if it is the incorrect location. I have search this forum over and over and not found the answer to my problem. If I need to post somewhere else let me know and I will.

Problem:
1. When I watch tv from my cable which is connected to my pioneer elite reciever while my computer is connected to the receiver via HDMI, I see scrolling lines on the TV. When I disconnect the cable from the computer, "no lines".

Is there some I can do? This is driving me crazy.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #134  
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@ Marper:
I think you should disconnect HDMI from your PC to TV. You should try connect via DVI port and Optical port and see the result!
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:43 PM   #135  
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Thanks for the reply. I've done a little more research on both m TV and receiver. My pc actually connects to my Pioneer receiver - which when I bought it, I was told that it outputs 720p - Not so - it only outputs 480i and I found a post that this receiver has issues with PC connected at higher formats. I don't have a DVI output and am currently looking for a better receiver at a reasonable price to see if that will resolve the issue.
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