Hello! I have a little annoying problem with my PC - TV -combination. I recently bought a new TV, LG LG 42LS3400 (42'', FullHD). I intend to use my new TV as a duplicated computer monitor, but for some reason I haven't been able to for a connection between those two devices. My GPU (Powercolor AMD Radeon HD 6870) has a HDMI connector, so I linked those two with a HDMI cable. PC detects the TV but when I try to switch TV's input to HDMI, it gives me "no signal".
Few things I've tried:
- Reboot PC when HDMI when the cable is connected
- Adjust TV's resolution and refresh rate via GPU's software (AMD VISION Engine Control Center) to lower value
- Checked if both connectors are firmly plugged in
- Updated, unistalled & reinstalled graphics drivers
- Tried both of TV's HDMI connectors
Nothing of those have worked so far. I am running out of skill, so could somebody wiser give me some advices how I can get this piece up and running. My TV doesn't have a VGA or DVI connector so I really have no other options than HDMI link.
All help is highly appreciated! Someone could save my day by finding the solution to my problem!
Make sure to get the correct version for your use (32-bit or 64-bit).
I updated my video card drivers earlier today when the newest version was released. It didn't help. My TV has two HDMI ports, I've tried both of them and the TV automatically detects which port is in use. It doesn't even let me to switch to HDMI port 2 if the port#1 is currently in use.
The adapter wouldn't make a difference unless the HDMI port on your video card is defective. It would really affect video quality, but you would lose audio via the HDMI cable to the HDTV.
So, you don't have a HDMI cable box or Blu-Ray/DVD player, or XBox/PS3 you could attach to check it out?
If necessary, just borrow a cable to check it out (as a thought).
At least the HDMI port detects my TV, so I don't think that it is defective.
Oh yes, I just remembered that my laptop has a single HDMI port and I tried to plug it to the TV without results. The laptop couldn't even detect the TV. I think that the main reason to that kind of reaction is that I haven't updated its drivers in a while. Maybe I'll do it and see what happens.
I think that I have to borrow another cable from someone and try it. I'm afraid that it wouldn't make any difference.
Any tips or suggestions are warmly welcome, I want to get everything working