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PMKN_PI 12-15-2008 05:40 PM

Want to connect my laptop to my 32" Sony Bravia LCD
 
My question is, my laptop is a Sony Vaio w/ a PIII @ 695mhz, 128meg of memory, an Intel 82815 graphics controller...if i hook up my laptop using the monitor output on the back, to the PC input on my TV, will I be able to view HD files I have downloaded on my TV, in HD? I have a few files I dnlded via torrent and they are HD clips. (i believe 720) Is it as simple as hooking up the laptop to the TV and playing the file? I also use VLC Media player, if it makes any difference. My current display settings (using the laptop's screen) are set to the max at 1024x768. Is this enough to view mpgs in 1080i or 720p?

rbinck 12-15-2008 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PMKN_PI (Post 767545)
My question is, my laptop is a Sony Vaio w/ a PIII @ 695mhz, 128meg of memory, an Intel 82815 graphics controller...if i hook up my laptop using the monitor output on the back, to the PC input on my TV, will I be able to view HD files I have downloaded on my TV, in HD? I have a few files I dnlded via torrent and they are HD clips. (i believe 720) Is it as simple as hooking up the laptop to the TV and playing the file? I also use VLC Media player, if it makes any difference. My current display settings (using the laptop's screen) are set to the max at 1024x768. Is this enough to view mpgs in 1080i or 720p?

You will need to give it a try. My son has a Sony Vaio and it does not play nice with his HDTV at all. My Compaq on the other hand will work with his HDTV at all HDTV resolutions. 695 mhz is going to be a bit weak for HD material though.

The_Ocean 12-26-2008 10:18 PM

Frustred enough to make my GF go to bed mad at me...
 
Hey,

So we got the Dynex 26'' tv with HDMI input in the back. She got herself a Dell computer with a HDMI output. Now we've been hooking it up to the TV to watch a movie, and can't get it to work. The current problem stands at "Mode not supported" on the TV. I have tried and can't find a straight forward answer to this problem anywhere.

Can anyone help? And any additional information needed?

Thanks

tipstir 12-27-2008 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Ocean (Post 777873)
Hey,

So we got the Dynex 26'' tv with HDMI input in the back. She got herself a Dell computer with a HDMI output. Now we've been hooking it up to the TV to watch a movie, and can't get it to work. The current problem stands at "Mode not supported" on the TV. I have tried and can't find a straight forward answer to this problem anywhere.

Can anyone help? And any additional information needed?

Thanks

Which DELL do you have? Business or Consumer model? Does the laptop have Control Panel for switching the views of LCD Monitor or TV. You need to make sure that LCD panel is shutdown or just close the flap over. Video drivers need to be up to date. I use Omega ATI drivers on my HP laptop connected to the Sharp 46".

If you're using AVI format make sure you have the right codecs. I recommend using DiviX Pro and VLC to view

rbinck 12-27-2008 02:01 PM

On many laptops with the HDMI output you need to have the computer connected to the HDTV with it on and then reboot. Many will automatically detect the HDTV and set up the video accordingly. Rebooting is necessary to force the laptop to realize there is a HDTV connected. Starting up from standby or hibernate leaves the video thinking it is just using the laptop screen.

Hockeypete44 01-16-2009 10:42 PM

Laptop to HDTV issues
 
I have an HP Pavilion Entertainment DV6000 Laptop. I also have an LG Plasma 42" 720P HDTV. I had them connected just fine for months but when I had to move the TV to put it on its new stand and I disconnected everything... well it all went to hell.

Now when I plug the VGA cord into the laptop now the screen goes blank as I have it set to do... but the problem is that the TV comes up with "INVALID FORMAT".

I have tried changing the resolution to no avail and am just lost at this point.

I also need the laptop to STOP turning off its screen when I plug in the VGA, how can that be accomplished? If I were able to get just this accomplished then just maybe I could change the settings when I plug my HDTV in via VGA.

please help! and i'm nowhere near an expert on computers so keep that in mind lol

thanks!

cretu22 01-26-2009 04:15 AM

Connecting 7600gs to 32LG5000 TV LCD
 
Hello

Please give me an advice how to solve the following problem: I try to connect my PC (Core2Duo 6300, Gigabyte 945, Palit 7600GS Sonic, HDCP compliant) to TV LCD LG 32LG5000 HD Ready.Doing this through the VGA-VGA everything is ok.Through a DVI-HDMI cable between DVI output of the video card and HDMI/DVI input of the LG I have no signal on the LG. I'd tried different drivers for 7600, nothing. The DVI port works fine connected to a Philips 17"LCD.With the PC connected both on VGA and DVI to LG, the software Moninfo returns to PC complete information regarding the analog and digital connection, supported resolutions, etc. I'd tried set the videocard resolution to be exactly that supported by the TV (with Powerstrip), but no result. Can be other settings that I can modify in order to solve this? I worked hardly in the last 3 days on this issue but with no result. Thank you in advance for your response.

Moninfo return the following informations, connected to dvi-hdmi.
Monitor
Model name............... 32LG5000
Manufacturer............. LGE
Plug and Play ID......... GSM75F0
Serial number............ n/a
Manufacture date......... 2007, ISO week 8
-------------------------
EDID revision............ 2.0
Input signal type........ Digital
Color bit depth.......... Undefined
Display type............. RGB color
Screen size.............. 700 x 390 mm (31,5 in)
Power management......... Standby, Suspend, Active off/sleep
Extension blocs.......... 1 (CEA-EXT)
-------------------------
DDC/CI................... Not supported

Color characteristics
Default color space...... Non-sRGB
Display gamma............ 2,20
Red chromaticity......... Rx 0,640 - Ry 0,341
Green chromaticity....... Gx 0,287 - Gy 0,610
Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0,146 - By 0,069
White point (default).... Wx 0,285 - Wy 0,293
Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
Horizontal scan range.... 28-67kHz
Vertical scan range...... 50-75Hz
Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
CVT standard............. Not supported
GTF standard............. Not supported
Additional descriptors... None
Preferred timing......... Yes
Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 138,620 1920 2000 2032 2080 1080 1088 1093 1111 -hsync -vsync
Detailed timing #1....... 1360x768p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1360x768" 84,750 1360 1432 1568 1776 768 771 776 798 -hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
720 x 400p at 70Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480p at 60Hz - IBM VGA
640 x 480p at 75Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 60Hz - VESA
800 x 600p at 75Hz - VESA
832 x 624p at 75Hz - Apple Mac II
1024 x 768p at 60Hz - VESA
1024 x 768p at 70Hz - VESA
1024 x 768p at 75Hz - VESA
640 x 480p at 60Hz - VESA STD
800 x 600p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1024 x 768p at 60Hz - VESA STD
1920 x 1080p at 60Hz - VESA STD

EIA/CEA-861 Information
Revision number.......... 3
DTV underscan............ Supported
Basic audio.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:4:4.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:2:2.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:2:2.............. Supported
Native formats........... 1
Detailed timing #1....... 1280x720p at 50Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1280x720" 74,250 1280 1720 1760 1980 720 741 746 750 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #2....... 1280x720p at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1280x720" 74,250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #3....... 1920x1080i at 50Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 74,250 1920 2448 2492 2640 1080 1148 1158 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #4....... 720x576p at 50Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "720x576" 27,000 720 732 796 864 576 581 586 625 -hsync -vsync
Detailed timing #5....... 1280x768p at 60Hz
Modeline............... "1280x768" 80,140 1280 1344 1472 1664 768 771 778 798 -hsync -vsync

CE video data (timings supported)
720 x 480p at 60Hz - EDTV (4:3, 8:9)
720 x 576p at 50Hz - EDTV (4:3, 16:15)
640 x 480p at 60Hz - Default (4:3, 1:1)
720 x 480p at 60Hz - EDTV (16:9, 32:27)
720 x 576p at 50Hz - EDTV (16:9, 64:45)
1280 x 720p at 50Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1280 x 720p at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080i at 50Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080i at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 25Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 50Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 24Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 30Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
NB: NTSC refresh rate = (Hz*1000)/1001

CE audio data (formats supported)
LPCM 2-channel, 16/20/24 bit depths at 32/44/48 kHz

CE speaker allocation data
Channel configuration.... 2.0
Front left/right......... Yes
Front LFE................ No
Front center............. No
Rear left/right.......... No
Rear center.............. No
Front left/right center.. No
Rear left/right center... No
Rear LFE................. No

CE vendor specific data (VSDB)
IEEE registration number. 0x000C03
CEC physical address..... 0.1.0.0
Maximum TMDS clock....... 165MHz

Report information
Date generated........... 25.01.2009
Software revision........ 2.20.0.779
Raw data................. 00,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,FF,00,1E,6D,F0,75,01,01,01,01,08 ,11,02,00,80,46,27,78,EA,D9,B0
,A3,57,49,9C,25,
......................... 11,49,4B,A5,6E,00,31,40,45,40,61,40,D1,C0,01,01,01 ,01,01,01,01,01,26,36,80,A0,70
,38,1F,40,50,20,
......................... 85,00,BC,86,21,00,00,18,1B,21,50,A0,51,00,1E,30,48 ,88,35,00,BC,86,21,00,00,1C,00
,00,00,FC,00,33,
......................... 32,4C,47,35,30,30,30,0A,20,20,20,20,00,00,00,FD,00 ,32,4B,1C,43,0F,00,0A,20,20,20
,20,20,20,01,FB,
......................... 02,03,21,F1,4E,02,11,01,03,12,13,04,14,05,21,1F,20 ,22,10,23,09,07,07,83,01,00,00
,65,03,0C,00,10,
......................... 00,01,1D,00,BC,52,D0,1E,20,B8,28,55,40,C4,8E,21,00 ,00,1E,01,1D,00,72,51,D0,1E,20
,6E,28,55,00,C4,
......................... 8E,21,00,00,1E,01,1D,80,D0,72,1C,16,20,10,2C,25,80 ,C4,8E,21,00,00,9E,8C,0A,D0,90
,20,40,31,20,0C,
......................... 40,55,00,C4,8E,21,00,00,18,4E,1F,00,80,51,00,1E,30 ,40,80,37,00,BC,88,21,00,00,18
,00,00,00,00,CC

jchmie 01-28-2009 04:28 PM

Connecting PC to Reciever and HDTV
 
Hello all,

I'm in the process of converting from a CRT TV to an HD system and need some serious help.

My current plan involves:
- Purchase Samsung LN46A650 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color
- Purchase Sony STR-DA2400ES A/V Receiver
- Purchase a computer with HDMI output and a Blue Ray player (more on this below)

The plan is to:
- feed my Sony 400 CD/DVD player into the Reciever via HDMI
- feed my cable (Time Warner) to the reciever via HDMI
- feed the computer into the reciever via HDMI
- show all video output on the TV

Here's the question:
- On the computer front, what I'd like to be able to do is:
-- Access online videos from Hulu, etc. and show on the TV
-- Access my iTunes account and play downloaded shows, movies, and music (and access that same content on my other PC, which I'd connect to via Linksys router)
-- Access DVDs which I've burned onto the hard drive of the computer (goal is to ditch the DVDs that are taking up so much physical space)
-- Use the Blue Ray player on the computer as my BlueRay player for movies

Here's what I'm not sure about:
- If I connect the HDMI output on the computer to the reciever, will full sound (5.1) and high-quality video come out on the TV and reciever?
- Will the system play movies and "upconvert" the DVD files like it would when playing a DVD?
- What hardware (video/audio cards would I need on the computer)?
- Is this going to be a total pain in the butt to set up/or will there constantly be resolution issues?

Finally, I know this is a little off topic, but I also have 5.1 speakers from a Sony system. The whole system is rated at 800W and 6 ohms. The new sony looks to have 7.1 Channel Power Rating; 100W X 7 Amp Power (8ohms, 20Hz-20Khz, THD0.09%)

Question is -- will I burn down my house or blow something up if I use these together??

Thanks for ANY help you can spare this newbie!!!

ironbyron 02-17-2009 02:58 PM

I can only partly answer your question, because I have the same question partly.

-The system will play movies and upconvert the DVD files when you play DVD's from your computer's DVD drive, because your resolution from your computer's video card should be capable of 1920x1080 (if not a BluRay drive will be worthless)

-If your rip your DVD's to your hard drive and play them, then they are passed through the A/V receiver and the video will be upconverted

-There are not constant resolution issues with an HDTV as a computer monitor, if you plan to use it for movies, gaming, etc. If you intend to do word processing you will probably get annoyed.

-The bluray drive is cheaper than stand alone, but I do not now about the audio passing through the A/V receiver

On to adding my own question as well:

I was hoping to use the Onkyo 6100 HTIB setup with my PC, HD cable, and DVD player in and output to my Samsung 61A750. My PC's onboard audio is 8 channel, and I have it routed through my graphics card to an HDMI output. See EVGA-790iFTW motherboard and GTX260core216 video card. I use an internal BD-rom drive to watch BluRays, and I was hoping that with this receiver I could take advantage of the uncompressed audio tracks within most of today's BluRays.

I know for sure that my PC's HDMI source as seen by the receiver will be fullHD video, but will the audio processed by the receiver be trueHD? My onboard audio has a six pin output connector located next to the PCIe x16 slot on the motherboard, and the GTX260 video card has a 2 pin S/PDIF connection on top which is how the audio is sent through HDMI. Will this be received as a bitstreaming HDMI source, and how will this affect the uncompressed audio tracks played from the BD-rom?

rrraider 03-18-2009 01:06 PM

Small (I Hope) Glitch
 
I have installed 75' HDMI cable from model M9517c-b HP AMD Phenom/X4-9550 quad to an Onkyo TX SR806 surround receiver so that we can have internet audio/video on our JVC digital TV in the den. After getting the Nvidia GeForce 9300 graphics card to recognize the Onkyo and changing the RealTek to output to the HDMI output we get a good picture on the JVC and seemingly good sound from the surround speakers.
But one problem, when I try to use the patio speakers (pair) there is no output! Satellite, tuner, phono, DVD etc. all work fine on outdoor speakers; just not from the computer. I can't figure out what part of the signal is missing or how to correct the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

pkerner 03-24-2009 12:02 PM

Border Shows up around HDTV when displaying desktop via HDMI
 
This is my Flatscreen TV:

PHILIPS 50PF7220K/37 (GOOGLE IT, SORRY I CAN'T POST LINKS YET :)

This is my video card:

GTX 8500 Nvidia (HDMI connection as well as DVI and VGA capable), but hooked up via HDMI to the back of the Plasma above...

I get a "border" around the Plasma screen when my plasma is set as " the main Display and my 22" LCD Screen is the "extension".

Any suggestions on enabling the screen to go all the way without a border? My TV supports "1080p".

alan5238 05-24-2009 03:30 PM

Powerstrip settings for Mits 62725
 
Hi, new here, thanks for your help! I am running xp with Nvidia geforce 6200. Saw posts and have proper aspect of 1200x666 to have desktop full screen.

Still get flickering - tried the predefined custom resolutions.

Here r my settings last used -

PowerStrip timing parameters:
1200x666=1200,112,136,216,666,28,3,49,74556,2050

Generic timing details for 1200x666:
HFP=112 HSW=136 HBP=216 kHz=45 VFP=28 VSW=3 VBP=49 Hz=60

VESA detailed timing:
PClk=74.56 H.Active=1200 H.Blank=464 H.Offset=96 HSW=136 V.Active=666 V.Blank=80 V.Offset=28 VSW=3

Linux modeline parameters:
"1200x666" 74.556 1200 1312 1448 1664 666 694 697 746 -hsync +vsync

Can anyone help to remove the flicker - otherwise everything looks good!

Thanks....Alan

Zorocan 06-24-2009 08:28 PM

have philips 42pfl7404 and when connected to pc there is a black screen coming every 5-30 minutes then it goes back to normal but it keeps doing it.(like its trying to change resolution).i have ati hd4650 graphic card. ıs there any one who can help me ?

and also i have tried ati hd 4870 the same problem .

sprkeng 06-24-2009 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zorocan (Post 892719)
have philips 42pfl7404 and when connected to pc there is a black screen coming every 5-30 minutes then it goes back to normal but it keeps doing it.(like its trying to change resolution).i have ati hd4650 graphic card. ıs there any one who can help me ?

and also i have tried ati hd 4870 the same problem .

have you checked you're card settings, refresh rate, etc...it may take a few adjustments to correct your problem. What cable are you connecting to your TV?

Zorocan 06-25-2009 07:56 AM

yes i checked. my connection is hdmi to hdmi. i think they are not compatible .


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