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    Quick PC question - connecting to plasma via HDMI

    Afternoon all.

    I have an Advent base unit here which has a HDMI socket.

    I plugged a cable into the base and the other end into my plasma and turned the computer on, but nothing's happening on the tv.
    The tv just doesn't recognise that there is anything connected via the HDMI, tried a different port and that didn't change anything.

    Do I still need to use a pc serial cable as well or something?

    Would appreciate some help please :-)

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    You will probably need to have the PC connected to a monitor as well at first until you set up the HDMI connection,

    I'd think you'd need to go into the display property's and tell it to use the HDMI rather than the vga...

    Original Poster

    oh no, thank you peeps - haven't got a monitor cable :-(

    Is the source set to hdmi on the tv?

    Original Poster

    jtx;6605642

    Is the source set to hdmi on the tv?



    Hmmm... wha'ya mean? :oops:

    I have my PS3 and HD-DVD player connected fine, the TV only knows they're there once they are powered on.

    We haven't used the PC base at all yet, so I guess it hasn't been set to HDMI output, as the others have said :thinking:

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    Have you configured the computer to display through the HDMI?

    Original Poster

    Xenu :);6605853

    Have you configured the computer to display through the HDMI?



    No, the other posters have suggested that but I can't do that right now as I haven't got a PC cable to see what I am doing on the computer :-(

    The problem is unlike PC monitors TVs with HDMI wont show a picture unless the pc is set to just the right resolution, So you need to somehow set the PC up and then connect to the TV,

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    tonyg1962;6606155

    The problem is unlike PC monitors TVs with HDMI wont show a picture … The problem is unlike PC monitors TVs with HDMI wont show a picture unless the pc is set to just the right resolution, So you need to somehow set the PC up and then connect to the TV,



    Oh really? SO it's not just a case of seecting an option to 'HDMI output' or something?

    Also a word of advice, if you have a Nvidia card like Geforce inside the pc thenHDMI wont have sound and many tvs dont have a sound input so you would need external speakers., all modern ATI cards have HDMI sound output so that would work.

    Mrs.Z;6606709

    Oh really? SO it's not just a case of seecting an option to 'HDMI output' … Oh really? SO it's not just a case of seecting an option to 'HDMI output' or something?



    Yes you should be able to select HDMi and it should set the resolution but you will need both connected at the same time to do this,

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    ryouga;6606832

    Also a word of advice, if you have a Nvidia card like Geforce inside the … Also a word of advice, if you have a Nvidia card like Geforce inside the pc thenHDMI wont have sound and many tvs dont have a sound input so you would need external speakers., all modern ATI cards have HDMI sound output so that would work.



    tonyg1962;6606865

    Yes you should be able to select HDMi and it should set the resolution … Yes you should be able to select HDMi and it should set the resolution but you will need both connected at the same time to do this,



    This is getting far more complicated than I expected :roll:
    How would I know what graphics card I have? :?
    It's an Advent QC-6003 and the box says:
    Graphics: Onboard INTEL GMA X4500HD

    Really appreciating your help

    It means its built in to the motherboard and not a seperate one thats all.

    Basically means it is """" for anything but basic usage but I think some onboard ones have audio out through HDMI.

    Mrs.Z;6607314

    This is getting far more complicated than I expected :roll:How would I … This is getting far more complicated than I expected :roll:How would I know what graphics card I have? :?It's an Advent QC-6003 and the box says:Graphics: Onboard INTEL GMA X4500HDReally appreciating your help



    Yes that has audio over HDMI ,:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;6607553

    Yes that has audio over HDMI ,:thumbsup:



    Thank yoooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :-D

    OH gonna try and borrow a wire tonight so we can sort it tomorrow, my lappy is a bit delicate for the kids, so would rather let them loose on an easily replaceable wireless keyboard and mouse :giggle:


    just left some rep, TONY I think I maybe just left you a 't' as a comment by accident - but it was me anyway :-)

    Mrs.Z;6607647

    Thank yoooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :-DOH gonna try and borrow a … Thank yoooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :-DOH gonna try and borrow a wire tonight so we can sort it tomorrow, my lappy is a bit delicate for the kids, so would rather let them loose on an easily replaceable wireless keyboard and mouse :giggle:just left some rep, TONY I think I maybe just left you a 't' as a comment by accident - but it was me anyway :-)



    Lol a T :thumbsup:will do
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