HD TV as a monitor

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I have the DVI computer output converted to HDMI, the HDMI cable connected to the HDTV, but my computer does not recognise the TV as second monitor. What am I doing wrong, or what else do I need to do?
 
It could be any number of things like; driver configuration and settings, tv configuration and settings, bad cable, etc.

List your specs; mobo, gpu, driver version, and tv. Also give some detail about what steps you have taken to troubleshoot the issue.


 

win7man

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well, is it showing up with a duplicated image? cuz if so just go into ur graphics properties in windows, for xp right click desktop and click properties and go to the tap for the monitors/resolution, in vista go to personalize and i think displace settings, and windows 7 right click desktop and select screen resolution. once there u should be able to do something in order to chose to duplicate the image or not, im not sure but i think u jsut put a check in a box and click apply, but im in windows 7, and its a bit different here, and i don't have a second monitor, so i cant say for sure
 

Wolfshadw

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Are you using a DVI --> HDMI converter and then an HDMI cable or is it a one-piece conversion? I had the same thing happen to me using the two-piece setup. Swapping it out for a one-piece DVI --> HDMI cable resolved the issue.

-Wolf sends
 

damienG

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If you have an ati card, the catalyst cenetr has an option for setting up monitors (cant remember name you'll see...) nvidia has the contol panel wih the "set up multiple displays" if that dont work, try using the Tv as the primary display ...