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Old 10-04-2007, 10:01 PM   #1  
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Hi, can anyone help me?

I'm having problems connecting my laptop that has vga output to my hdtv's hdmi input.

I am using a vga-dvi converter and a dvi-hdmi cable, but when I connect it and change my hdtv source to hdmi, it shows a message "No signal".

I try many attempts changing monitor's resolution, but it shows that error in all resolutions.

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What type of DVI adapter is it? I know there a some issues with those with analog to digital conversion. Does you display properties/settings see it as a seconary monitor? Can you force it with the FN F4?
If the TV has VGA, I would try and connect it that way.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:59 PM   #3  
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I am using this that I bought in monoprice . com:

HD15(VGA) Male to DVI-A Female Adapter (Gold Plated)
/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041903&p_i d=2397&seq=1&format=2

HDMI DVI Cable 28AWG - 10ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold-Plated)
/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231&cs_id=1023104&p_i d=2405&seq=1&format=2

Yes, my tv has vga input, but I would like to connect via hdmi to improve quality image.

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:02 PM   #4  
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Oh I forgot to say that yes about I can see my hdtv as secondary monitor in display properties/settings
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But the problem is that my hdtv shows a message "searching sign" and then "no signal"
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:18 PM   #6  
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I am using this that I bought in monoprice . com:

HD15(VGA) Male to DVI-A Female Adapter (Gold Plated)
/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041903&p_i d=2397&seq=1&format=2

HDMI DVI Cable 28AWG - 10ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold-Plated)
/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231&cs_id=1023104&p_i d=2405&seq=1&format=2

Yes, my tv has vga input, but I would like to connect via hdmi to improve quality image.

Thanks
Not 100% sure, but it looks like the adapter is VGA to DVI-A (analog)and the cable is DVI-D (digital) to HDMI. If so, that would be a problem. You will need a VGA to DVI-I adapter or DVI-I to HDMI (DVI-I supports both DVI-A and DVI-D). And I am not sure that cable or adapter will work since something needs to do the analog to digital conversion.. And it wont be the cable.

You can try the VGA to DVI-I adater at monoprice and see, but doubt it. Or I would just use VGA and set it close to the TV's native resolution of 1366x768. It will work fine.

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Old 10-05-2007, 01:51 AM   #7  
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mmm I will try with that... I will let you know if it works And if won´t work so I guess I will use vga directly to hdtv vga input as you say
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