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#1 sexysam777

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

Hi i have a geforce 8600gt graphics card in my pc its has hdmi output but how do i get hd output ?

my tv is a 19 inch hd ready

iv connected a vga cable to the dvi adapter and the other end of the vga cable to the hd tv but getting no hd output

what am i doing wrong ?

do i have buy another adapter and which one thank you

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

Hello SexySam777 and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Can you please post the make and model number of your HDTV?

I would like to look up an owners manual for your HDTV and see what setup features the on screen menu has.

Thanks in advance....

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

iv connected a vga cable to the dvi adapter and the other end of the vga cable to the hd tv but getting no hd output

If the description here is precise, it looks to me like it will not work. It sounds like you have an HDMI to DVI cable, a DVI to VGA adapter, then a VGA to VGA cable? If so, the DVI to VGA adapter can only pass VGA (which is analog) from the extra analog signal pins on DVI-I. HDMI doesn't have the extra analog VGA signal to send to the TV.

If I'm not following your situation correctly, please give more detail. As MrBruce indicates, if we can know the TV model, we can confirm more accurately.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:15 AM

vga cable is connectected to the dvi adapter

tv is a wharfedale 22 hd ready
model num ly22t1cbw

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:13 AM

Are you sure it doesn't already have HDMI input? If the set is a re-badge of the Haier TV of that model, there should be HDMI input available.

A VGA cable will only function through a DVI adapter if the adapter is connected to a DVI-I output, which also carries the analog VGA signal.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

tv has a hdmi but i need to connect my hd cable to my graphics card which is hd but only has vga, dvi and s video connection ?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

your going to need DVI to HDMI adapter

Like this http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=2029&CAWELAID=1329458077&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CPKh0N6Bw7QCFQtxQgodRSYA5g

and a HDMI cable Standard.


But I don't know how high of a resolution your going to get. This adapter converts DVI to HDMI

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

my graphics card which is hd but only has vga, dvi and s video connection ?

Ah, that's where we were confused then, as your initial post says card has HDMI.

If the DVI output is DVI-D, there is no analog VGA on it, and the VGA adapter will not work. You'd need to use a DVI to HDMI adapter as coxchris mentions, or a DVI to HDMI cable. If the video card doesn't send sound over DVI, you would also need connection to the audio inputs on the TV (assuming they still receive with HDMI in selected).

If the card has DVI-I, you should be able to get a VGA signal with the adapter, if it is also DVI-I. Another thing that isn't fully clear here, is when you say you cant get an HD signal, do you mean you get no signal at all, or you get the picture but you can't set a high definition resolution?
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

Thanks to both Platypus and Coxchris for picking up this topic, Your help was much appreciated! :clapping:


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

No problem Bruce, many members have only been intermittently here with the holidays. And thanks for bringing me back here too, as I've just noticed I missed a possibility in my last post!

@sam, if your DVI to VGA adapter is a DVI-D adapter, that will also not work. It seems silly that such a thing exists, but it does - it connects the DVI digital signal to travel over a VGA (analog) cable. If your adapter is this type, that would prevent it from working for you.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

hi thanks for the help i bought the dvi to hdmi adapter i ran tv wizard on control pannel of the video card tryed all the hd resolutions but the display is blurry on all no way near high definition but the vga display is fine as before ????

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

What resolution do you set on VGA? The specifications I can find for the set do not actually give a native resolution - the manual on page 8 only lists up to 1024x768.

One thing that can cause this problem is that some TVs treat only the VGA input as a monitor source, and apply no video processing to the signal. HDMI goes through the video processing that is applied to DVD and AV sources, which will degrade the detail. A clue to this can be if the PC Adjust section of the Picture menu is available. If it cannot be accessed when you're on the HDMI input, that would indicate the TV is not in PC mode, so will be applying video processing to the signal. You could try altering other processing options in the Picture menu, such as noise reduction, but you could just be running into a limitation of using a TV as a computer monitor.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

iv bought another card a geforce 210 iv conected hdmi wire to to and graphic card but its blurry and sharp how do i change the edid, on some fot=rums it says if you change the edid that will fix the problem.
iv have my cuurent edid setting using Phoenix 1.3 but i dont no how to put that info to my nvidia setting ?

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