using HD tv as monitor

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
April 13, 2010 at 04:32:44
Specs: Windows 7
I am vision impaired and want to use my HD tv as a monitor. I got the adapters from VGA-to-HDMI and connected them to tv. But can't get any picture. What am I doing wrong? Do I need something else to make it work??? I'm running win 7 ultimate on e-machine with 1.5g memmory.and am using hs broadband for internet. Can send me e-mail with any replies or reply here. Thanks.
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#1
April 13, 2010 at 06:21:11
try to update drivers for the video card.
right click on the windows monitor screen,/personalise/display/change display settings and add a second monitor/tv, then set it show desktop on both screens, or set the tv as the 1st screen, that should fix it.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
April 13, 2010 at 06:25:08
Does your machine have vga output only ? DVI to HDMI would be better because both connections are digital. If vga(analog) to HDMI(digital) converter is electric-operated, make sure the switch is on. First power on the TV set and switch to the HDMI input. Then power on your machine. This way your TV will be identified in Windows. ( I assume you have made all cable connections securely and properly. )

Regards

SuatCINI


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#3
April 18, 2010 at 11:19:36
I went from VGA-to-DVI-toHDMI and connected from computer to tv. Do I need something else to make it work????

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#4
April 18, 2010 at 12:56:27
No that should be fine

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#5
April 18, 2010 at 19:42:10
Still get no picture no matter what i do? Can anyone think of what could do?????

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#6
April 18, 2010 at 20:17:02
Another option, you can purchase a video card with reasonable performance and native HDMI support (no serious gaming) for under $40.00 - - - see this link:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

There are other places you can look (newegg.com, etc.), but this took 30 seconds to find.


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#7
April 19, 2010 at 04:25:07
I repeat VGA is analog. If you use the adapter VGA-to-DVI, then you will have analog DVI. That analog DVI cannot be converted to digital HDMI with a simple cable setup. You need a full converter. Please CLICK HERE

The following excerpt is taken from the above link:

" •If one connection is analog and the other connection is digital, there is no way to connect them with a single cable. You'll have to use an electronic convertor box, available in either analog VGA to digital DVI or digital DVI to analog VGA. "

Hope this helps.

CoolGuy


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#8
April 19, 2010 at 10:06:58
I bet the converter would be near the price of a new digital video card, but look anyway.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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