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Hdmi won't connect. Help

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June 1, 2009 11:51:03 PM

Hi there I have a 32'' Panasonic HDTV which I want to connect with my new computer. My computer has this mother board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has both a DVI and HDMI slot. I have been using my 22'' monitor on the DVI slot. everything is grand there.

However I recently got my hdmi coupler for my 2 hdmi cables and hooked it all up and went to the screen settings screen and it doesn't recognize that it is connected.
I am running windows 7 RC1 and I updated the drivers for the onboard graphics.
I know that it is sensing something because when I hit detect it refreshes the monitor and it says that it is generic and changes the dvi to different settings. then when disconnect the hdmi and hit connect it recognizes my monitor and sets it back to the normal settings.

Is my onboard graphics not capable of dual monitors or is it something else. also I am running my monitor at 1680 x 1050 and my Panasonic is only 720p.

HELP PLEASE I don't care if they run at the same time I just want to be able to watch movies on my TV

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June 2, 2009 9:27:10 AM

Bottom of page 4 of the manual:

Quote:
The HDMI and DVI-D ports both can provide digital video signals out-put function, but
these two interfaces cannot work at the same time. The chipset uses the same channel
to control HDMI and DVI-D, so these ports cannot transmit video signal to different display
panels simultaneously.


Looks like you're either going to have to disconnect the DVI when you want to use the HDMI, use the VGA connection to one of your monitors, or buy a dual port graphics card.

-Wolf sends
June 2, 2009 3:28:14 PM

looks the same here. Ypu may need to use one at a time. DVI pr HDMI. I would imagine that the LCD TV you have has at least 2x HDMI. Try just HDMI, I imangine that is the problem.
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June 2, 2009 5:18:38 PM

ok that worked with the VGA. thanks for the help, sorry about it being in the manual and not seeing it. this works out fine because I think something is messed up with my DVI port because I was using VGA and I just got a DVI cable the same day and when I connect the monitor with DVI it has green flickering pixels all over it. So I might have to stick with VGA. I will get another DVI cable this weekend and try it out. so again thanks for help. Another question though thats related

IS there a way to get the sound to come out of the TV speakers instead of my computer speakers over the single HDMI cable
June 3, 2009 9:20:13 PM

Squishymax,


Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Beta Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to post your question there for additional assistance.

Also check out Microsoft Springboard for further resources.

http://tinyurl.com/832nco

Jessica
Microsoft TechNet / Springboard
v-jedeen@microsoft.com
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