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Desktop wont recognize HDTV

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March 23, 2013 6:02:19 PM

I connected both ends of the HDMI ports, from my desktop to my tv. My tv knows somethings has been connected but it wont show any picture. My desktop doesnt recognize my HDTV as a monitor , how do i fix this?
March 23, 2013 6:06:53 PM

What kind of video card are you using? Have you tried restart your PC while HDMI is plugged in?
March 23, 2013 6:08:57 PM

Feldmarschall said:
What kind of video card are you using? Have you tried restart your PC while HDMI is plugged in?


im not too sure , is ATI Raedon HD 5670 what your asking? And yeah, ive tried to restart my computer , but the tv still doesnt display anything =/
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March 23, 2013 6:11:33 PM

Open catalyst control center - desktop managment - advanced display settings - click on force tv detection
March 23, 2013 6:20:19 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Open catalyst control center - desktop managment - advanced display settings - click on force tv detection


im sorry , i dont know a thing about computers. Where do i find catalyst control center?
March 23, 2013 6:25:34 PM

Click START - PROGRAMS - CATALYST CONTROL CENTER ...

If there is none reply please.
March 23, 2013 6:26:46 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Click START - PROGRAMS - CATALYST CONTROL CENTER ...

If there is none reply please.


none xD
March 23, 2013 6:30:06 PM

What's your operating system? Windows 7, xp, 8? 32bit, 64bit? Right click on My Computer and click properties... it will give you info.
March 23, 2013 6:31:03 PM

trioracles said:
Feldmarschall said:
Click START - PROGRAMS - CATALYST CONTROL CENTER ...

If there is none reply please.


none xD


Catalyst Control Center is the overarching program that handles your video card. It has been around since 2004. It should be installed. http://www.ati.com/products/catalystcontrolcenter/index...

Also you will probably have to put your tv in "pc mode". Check your tv manual for that.
March 23, 2013 6:41:48 PM

i have windows 7 64 bit. I figured u would tell me to download catalyst control , so i did. Now i have it downloaded what do i do?
March 23, 2013 6:52:38 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Install it. Have you downloaded this? http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/rad...


If so simply click next and when installation askes you what to install select everything. Restart PC and do steps from begining of post.


oh i downloaded wrong on i think, i did the auto detect system thing. let me redownload .
March 23, 2013 6:55:07 PM

Autodetect is fine. It's same thing, just make sure it's catalyst control suite.
March 23, 2013 6:55:47 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Install it. Have you downloaded this? http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/rad...


If so simply click next and when installation askes you what to install select everything. Restart PC and do steps from begining of post.


ok i finished downloading. it doesnt give me the option of force tv detection.

it has

1. detect whenever catalyst control center is opened
2.use manual detection only ( i must the detect display button)

btw, thanks in advance for helping and being so patient!

March 23, 2013 6:56:58 PM

Have you restarted PC?

Have you tried now to turn on your HDTV?
March 23, 2013 7:03:16 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Have you restarted PC?

Have you tried now to turn on your HDTV?


yeah i just restarted computer and restarted tv, still no display. The catalyst thing doesnt detect the tv either
March 23, 2013 7:06:26 PM

Right click on desktop background - properties - screen resolution - detect
March 23, 2013 7:08:13 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Right click on desktop background - properties - screen resolution - detect


still nothing =/
March 23, 2013 7:09:30 PM

What is your TV model and make?
March 23, 2013 7:19:02 PM

Have you connected HDMI cable to HDMI in 1? Have you connected other part of HDMI cable next to your monitor cable on PC?
March 23, 2013 7:21:57 PM

Feldmarschall said:
Have you connected HDMI cable to HDMI in 1? Have you connected other part of HDMI cable next to your monitor cable on PC?


right now ive connected my tv and monitor to my computer. There is a HDMI port on in my desktop so i connected that with the TV ( yes i connect in port 1 on my TV). I also using old cord to connect my old dell monitor to my desktop.
March 23, 2013 7:31:04 PM

Feldmarschall said:
I'm trying to clarify that you have connected TV to same video card as monitor.

It should be connected like this... on same "plate" http://www.techspot.com/mediagallery.php?f=245&sub=imag...


oh ... my...god.... lol i feel so stupid. i just found out there were TWO hdmi ports on my desktop and i plugged in the wrong one... It works now, thank u soo much!!!!!!!! im soo sorry for all the trouble! But , if i didnt see that picture, i probably would have never figured it out! thank u !!!!!!!!!!
March 23, 2013 7:32:19 PM

No problem. Glad you resolved it :) 
!