No display when hooked up to tv

I am building a computer and started to watch the videos on newegg. They told me to do an external build first to make sure everything is in working order. I got to the part when I hook my video card up to my monitor and turn everything on. I used hdmi to my tv. I shorted the power to turn it on and nothing comes up on my tv. I am using a xfx radeon hd 6850 and an 1080p hdtv. Is this an issue with using a tv as a monitor right off the start or a problem with my motherboard/graphics card?
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  1. WhatsaCOMPOOTER said:
    I am building a computer and started to watch the videos on newegg. They told me to do an external build first to make sure everything is in working order. I got to the part when I hook my video card up to my monitor and turn everything on. I used hdmi to my tv. I shorted the power to turn it on and nothing comes up on my tv. I am using a xfx radeon hd 6850 and an 1080p hdtv. Is this an issue with using a tv as a monitor right off the start or a problem with my motherboard/graphics card?


    If you have any monitor (non HDMI preferably) hook it up and boot. Do you have a post beep?
  2. I do not have a post beep, but i will try to hook up another monitor without hdmi
  3. OK so i tried a different monitor without hdmi and still get no beep and no video.
  4. I have tried 2 different monitors with 2 different connections and still no beep. I took the video card off and turned everything on, still didn't beep. Does anyone have another suggestion?
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