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Old 11-04-2009, 03:21 PM   #166  
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I have a Compaq Presario SR1520NX desktop connected via VGA to a HP MediaSmart HDTV. Everything works fine. No problems using the hdtv as a monitor. I can access the internet and open any site, watch youtube videos as well as small clips from websites like abc and fox. I can also watch dvd's using my PC as the player.

The problem I am having is watching streaming video from websites such as abc and fox. I have audio but the video portion is just colored lines across the screen. Can someone tell me what adjustment I need to make to allow the streaming video to work?

Thanks so much!
Seems like those sites require you download a player. Did you do that?
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:42 PM   #167  
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Seems like those sites require you download a player. Did you do that?

Yes I did download the player requirements for each website. The website plays the streaming video as if there are no issues I just cant see the video. I can hear it, but all I can see are colored lines across the screen. This same thing happens no matter which website I am using. Do you have any other suggestions? I am at a loss.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #168  
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hi there i brought a dell studio 1555 with ati radeon hd 4750 graphics card and iv been trying to connect it to my hd ready tv (orion 37'') but cant get it to work, laptop can tell me that its connected to an orion tv via hdmi cable but cant get any picture on actual tv and i also have all the latest catalyst drivers and have tried using the setup wizards etc, any advice on how to sort this problem out would be appreciated. thnx
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:20 PM   #169  
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Need Help! I want to watch ESPN 360 Football on my HDTV!

Hello!----I'm brand new to the forum and I need help and suggestions!!

I love Nebraska Football----but I live in VIRGINIA now----and trying to stay up with the Huskers on Saturdays out here on the East Coast is tough.

Along comes the miracle of ESPN 360 on the internet and virtually every Nebraska game this year has been available on it. So I hooked a laptop with VGA out to the VGA in of my HP MediaSmart SL4278N 42 inch High Def (1080p) TV.

The laptop had a Turion Z-80 dual core processor----4 gigs of RAM and Radeon 3200 onboard video----so I believed it had plenty of horsepower to run the 1080i TV (the laptop did NOT have DVI out or HDMI out. (The laptop rates at 4.4 on the Windows 7 user scale).

I also ran a network cable to a gigabit switch and disabled the wireless on the laptop....

Results----it was better than NOTHING----but I thought it was really dissappointing.

Loss of frames
some bad pixelation at times
jumpy
sometimes it would freeze

The sound came through beautifully---never any problem there----and the problems seemd to only appear when I ran it in full screen mode. In the half screen default mode with all the controls and espn advertising-----the picture seemed fine with none of the jumpiness, lag or frame rate jerkiness....

I ran the same game simultaneously off of ESPN 360 in my garage on my 22 inch monitor and my Inte Core i7 machine in full screen mode and it was quite good the whole time.

What could be my issue and can you make some suggestions to make this a more watchable experience???

Is the processor not powerful enough?
Is it Internet bandwidth issues?-----seems unlikely as this same gigabit switch sends a internet to my Roku box that feeds to my HDTV for Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand----and looks gorgeous on it!
Is the Radeon HD 3200 Onboad Graphics not powerful enough to run the 1080p big screen??
Is the analog VGA hookup not nearly as capable??? Would digital HDMI be MUCH better??
Is it the Screen refresh rate of the HDTV? My specs say it is 6ms Pixel and 60 mghtz refresh on the Hi Def TV

Don't care about gaming----just want to have a watchable TV experience off of ESPN 360

If I need more horsepower-----with spare parts I have lying around and about $300 I can build a great little HTPC box with an AMD Callisto 550, DualCore, 4 gigs of RAM and HD 4200 Onboard Graphics with an additional 128 Sideport memory soldered in. The board would have HDMI out. For $150 more I could even go an i5 route with a dedicated fanless HD 4670 (but I suspect this is way overkill)

Help or suggestions most appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #170  
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What resolution are you sending to the HDTV? If it is 1920x1080 then you could reduce it to 1280x720 and try that.
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What resolution are you sending to the HDTV? If it is 1920x1080 then you could reduce it to 1280x720 and try that.
If I remember right-----the laptop was sending a resolution of 1360 x 760 or something really close to that.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:26 PM   #172  
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I guess my question is as well.....

Does this kind of setup (Radeon 3200 Onboard Graphics) provide enough horsepower to run a 42 inch HDTV???

By my resolution-----looks like it defaulted to 720p

With PC graphics----what is "plenty good enough" to easily drive that big TV?

Would it make any difference to go to a card like a Radeon 4670....

Or even a top of the line card like a 4870 or a 4890?

or even a 5970?

If it will make no difference whatsoever----then that at least eliminates one of the variables.....

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:34 PM   #173  
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Just saw this thread after I made one...oops

Well, I just purchased a Samsung LED TV and I wanted to hook my Computer up to it so I can watch movies/game/etc. I purchased a DVI to HDMI cable from monoprice however I cannot seem to get the audio to work on the TV? Does anyone else have this problem? Do I need to run a separate audio cable? I was certain that the DVI/HDMI cable could carry audio as well as video. If I left out any information, I apologize. This stuff is pretty new to me.

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Just saw this thread after I made one...oops

Well, I just purchased a Samsung LED TV and I wanted to hook my Computer up to it so I can watch movies/game/etc. I purchased a DVI to HDMI cable from monoprice however I cannot seem to get the audio to work on the TV? Does anyone else have this problem? Do I need to run a separate audio cable? I was certain that the DVI/HDMI cable could carry audio as well as video. If I left out any information, I apologize. This stuff is pretty new to me.

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The audio depends on your video output. Some older nVidia cards did not carry audio, but ATI has had sound with HDMI for some time. Are you using onboard video or a dedicated card. We would have to have this info to help you.
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Just saw this thread after I made one...oops

Well, I just purchased a Samsung LED TV and I wanted to hook my Computer up to it so I can watch movies/game/etc. I purchased a DVI to HDMI cable from monoprice however I cannot seem to get the audio to work on the TV? Does anyone else have this problem? Do I need to run a separate audio cable? I was certain that the DVI/HDMI cable could carry audio as well as video. If I left out any information, I apologize. This stuff is pretty new to me.

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A DVI to HDMI cable will not carry audio because there is no audio in the DVI connection. You will need to use a separate audio cable.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:20 AM   #176  
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A DVI to HDMI cable will not carry audio because there is no audio in the DVI connection. You will need to use a separate audio cable.
That's not true. ATI cards have DVI-HDMI adapters that carry audio. I have an ATI 2600XT on one HTPC that I happen to be watching right now that is sending HDMI w/sound to my AVR.
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The audio depends on your video output. Some older nVidia cards did not carry audio, but ATI has had sound with HDMI for some time. Are you using onboard video or a dedicated card. We would have to have this info to help you.
I have a dedicated card. Which Video card would you recommend? It has to be PCI 2.0 I believe. I prefer not to run a separate audio cable. Too many wires

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I have a dedicated card. Which Video card would you recommend? It has to be PCI 2.0 I believe. I prefer not to run a separate audio cable. Too many wires
I've only seen one PCI card with HDMI (on NewEgg) and it ran about $100.00 and in all honesty I would recommend either biting the bullet and running separate audio or just upgrading the system if possible. Unfortunately, you apparently have very old technology that wasn't designed for the use you now need.

Do you have a mini-plug connection on the TV? That would only entail one more wire instead of the two analog cables needed otherwise.
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That's not true. ATI cards have DVI-HDMI adapters that carry audio. I have an ATI 2600XT on one HTPC that I happen to be watching right now that is sending HDMI w/sound to my AVR.
That's the HDMI connection. There is no audio in a standard DVI connection.
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That's the HDMI connection. There is no audio in a standard DVI connection.
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It's not an HDMI connection!. It's a standard DIV connection that ATI used with a DIV-HDMI adapter before HDMI connections were common on video cards. In fact, his 3rd party adapter would work with my card. The key is the ATI HDMI audio drivers.

Side note: This is the 2nd time you have jumped in to diss one of my posts with erroneous remarks. I pointed this out because you made another blanket statement that was misleading. I don't post information of which I don't have hands-on knowledge or proof. I suggest you do the same. The purpose of the forum is to help those seeking it, not pouting if someone corrects you - we all make mistakes and need to learn from them.
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