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Im trying to connect my pc to my old tv.

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June 24, 2014 3:23:26 AM

Im trying to connect my pc to my old tv. the output is mini-hdmi (converted to hdmi with the adapter that came with the graphics card) and the input on the TV is RCA.
The pc is able to detect that the output is there but nothing appears on the TV.
Anyone got any ideas how to fix this?

Current GPU is GeForce 560TI and TV is a Bush CRT but it doesnt display a model number

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June 24, 2014 3:28:10 AM

in cases like this it isn't supposed to work, as on a T.V. it may receive the video, but the computer doesn't receive any information back, resulting in no detection of display.

What other inputs does your T.V. have?

T.V.'s now days have their own PC inputs to fix this, and I am not sure if yours has one.
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June 24, 2014 3:44:59 AM

unknownofprob said:
in cases like this it isn't supposed to work, as on a T.V. it may receive the video, but the computer doesn't receive any information back, resulting in no detection of display.

What other inputs does your T.V. have?

T.V.'s now days have their own PC inputs to fix this, and I am not sure if yours has one.


Sadly no it doesn't have one, the only two inputs it has is an RCA on the front and 1 Scart on the back

As I said though the PC does detect the TV is there, just doesn't output anything to it.
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June 24, 2014 3:49:38 AM

It's because of the input used, The signal is going to the T.V., only thing being received back is that something is there, but your PC doesn't know what as the RCA output doesn't do that. this means nothing will be displayed on the T.V.
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June 24, 2014 4:06:03 AM

So no way to do this?, its annoying that companies can make a HDMI to RCA adapter if its just never going to work :*(
Is there no magic box i could buy to do this for me? lol
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June 24, 2014 4:12:40 AM

it can work, but the T.V. input is the issue, I am sure the adapter works fine.
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June 24, 2014 5:05:19 AM

You need a tv tuner module that has input hdmi (that runs from your vga) and outputs to scart or rca. The result will be bleary graphics that are not really that bad ingame but ingame text and desktop text will be quite hard to read.
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June 24, 2014 5:31:09 AM

hmmm well its only going to be used for having people over for retro games nights anyway, cant find my PS2 so using pc, and i might know where i can get a tv card free... i shall look into it, thanks for the help guys
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June 24, 2014 8:19:34 AM

Cheers bud, also check for a tuner with d-sub input which you connect your vga dvi output via a dvi-to-dsub adapter.
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