Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Connecting PC to TV

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
September 15, 2012 11:21:01 AM

Just bought a Samsung UE40ES5500, full 1080p HD. I want to connect it to my PC.

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5850

My standard monitor is connected to the graphics card through DVI-D port. Have bought a new HDMI cable to make a second connection from the graphics card to the TV, so i can have both my PC monitor and TV displaying the same thing

I can clone my standard desktop onto the TV at 1280 x 720, 60hz refresh rate, it works fine, anything higher and the TV goes blank and says no picture signal.

To be honest, its driving me nuts, i just dont understand why it won't work, can anyone help me please?

Help much appreciated

More about : connecting

a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 11:57:19 AM

have you tried setting it up in the amd vision engine control center.
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 11:57:44 AM

I'll be in and out on this thread and don't know a lot about running a pc monitor with a standard" tv monitor at the same time but........ I can get my computer to work with tv's.......... for the time being, disconnect the pc monitor and try and get the tv to work alone. ( HDMI to HDMI ) You may have to work within the CCC and/or within the TV's own control panel to make it work. Can you get it to work with the tv alone ? be back later.
Related resources
September 15, 2012 12:18:00 PM

Im using the Catalyst Control Center to set it up
September 15, 2012 12:25:49 PM

Right, i can force mode HDTV 1920 x 1080 at 24 hz and 30 hz and its displays, but mouse cursor is not very smooth.

If i try refresh rate any higher (50 hz or 60hz) the screen goes black again, hmmmmm
September 15, 2012 12:42:37 PM

Have also tried booting with just the TV connected in resolution 1920 x 1080 60hz

It shows the startup screen but colours are everywhere, like when you select a wrong resolution in windows, and when windows is just about to start, the TV goes black like it did before. Its acting like the TV doesn't support the resolution, but i know it does becuase its FULL 1080p!!!

Hmmmmm
a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 12:47:22 PM

Are you using HDMI 1 input on the TV?

Are there settings in the tv menu for PC Mode?
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 1:14:00 PM

so you went into the CCC and found "my digital flat screens"/HDTV support and found your options ?

found this. you'll have to check the tv control panel and booklet for explaination and setting.

Overscanning on HDMI 0% with [Aspect Ratio] set to “Just Scan“


and found this... ???

Motion resolution 300 lines (poor)
September 15, 2012 1:40:21 PM

Yep using HDMI 1, have changed the name of the connection to the preset DVI PC and PC and it still does not work

yea swifty, did that, cant find the "just scan" option you are on about on the overscanning though ....
a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2012 6:48:27 PM

If 1280x720 and 1366x768 (@60Hz) work with no issues, then your TV as a problem with the resolution of 1920x1080. You can download this program - http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm - and use that,but definitely read up on how to use it. If using that to change phase or something else doesn't work, then you have a bum tv and should RMA it.
September 16, 2012 7:18:06 AM

1366 X 768 at 60hz does not work, the screen flicks inbetween the no signal message and a blank screen, like there is a dodgy connection? have tried it a few times and now it just comes up with the no signal message, am kinda hoping this means something is not right somewhere?

have tried the program you linked too and forced 1920 x 1080 by 60hz, it displays but colours are everywhere like when you select the wrong resolution for your monitor
September 16, 2012 7:22:11 AM

there is a display resolution table at the back of the manual and it says the exact same parameters that Powerstrip is saying i am using, so dont know why it isn't working?

also underneath the table it says "The interlace mode is not available" Have disabled interlace in Powerstrip but still does not work
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 7:26:43 AM

did you try reinstalling drivers for your card ? did you try another hdmi to hdmi cable ? and did the one you bought cost $3 ? cheap cables don't work too well sometimes. the tv have more than 1 hdmi plug ? try it in another. and are you sure you enabled the right hdmi slot in the tv's control panel ? and you didn't select "run as pc momitor" in that control panel did you ? if so you shouldn't have. tv will run from the hdmi without telling it to run as pc monitor.
September 16, 2012 7:48:48 AM

the HDMI cable is a 5 meter one, cost me £15, so about 25 - 30 dollars? have not tried another cable no, Sunday today and shops are shut, but will go buy another one tomorrow and see if that sorts it

have reinstalled the latest graphics card drivers, still the same

the TV has 3 HDMI ports, the manual says to use the HDMI1/DVI port to connect a PC to it, which i am using, have also tried all the other ports, and nothing

as soon as you plug into a port on the TV it recognises it as it puts that port into the "Active List" on the TV menu

ive been thinking about using a dvi-d cable from PC to hdmi on TV, see it that cures my problem or not?

shame i dont have an xbox/playstation 3, have got a feeling if i plugged one of them in it would come up in full 1080p, as has been reported by lots of other people with the same problem
a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 8:15:38 AM

Be sure that the HDMI cable is a High Speed, Category 2 cable. The length of your cable may be the issue... Last resort isto download this - http://www.entechtaiwan.com/lib/softmccs.shtm - and see it it communicates with your tv to see if the EDID is correct. If you can't read it the your tv is bad
September 16, 2012 8:32:13 AM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/cables/audio/visualc...

above is the link to the cable that i have

have used that program, it seems to be able to communicate with the TV ok

The EDID version = 1.3, Preferred Timing = 1920x1080 60hz, Input Type = Digital, all seems ok to me? not sure what version the EDID is sposed to be?

On the specifications for the TV in the manual for HDMI IN it says: Video 1080 24p (which is what i can get), 1080p (which is what i want i think), 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p
September 16, 2012 1:39:18 PM

have got another hdmi cable on the way, 1.4v so hopefully should sort it

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue...

in the spec for the TV under PC Input it says no, on the other LED TV's around that price range they say yes, is that my problem? I have managed to get my PC connected though just not at the resolution i want, so the "PC Input" specification must mean something else
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 1:41:06 PM

curious, does that tv also have a vga connector ?
September 16, 2012 1:55:07 PM

there is no vga connector
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 2:21:50 PM

let us know what happens when you get the new cable.
September 16, 2012 2:26:17 PM

yep will do, thanks for the help so far everyone, much appreciated
September 16, 2012 2:44:32 PM

had the tv setup in 1280 x 720 x 60hz, was watching something of lovefilm, i didn't have any sound? thought hdmi is sposed to transmit audio as well as video?
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 2:49:50 PM

I don't think we what to know what you watch........... have to enable HDMI sound in control panel/sound. ( windows control panel.)
a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 2:51:29 PM

colz1234 said:
have got another hdmi cable on the way, 1.4v so hopefully should sort it

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/samsung/ue...

in the spec for the TV under PC Input it says no, on the other LED TV's around that price range they say yes, is that my problem? I have managed to get my PC connected though just not at the resolution i want, so the "PC Input" specification must mean something else

The 1.4 is only the HDMI Specification version - you want a High Speed cable as well

PC Input normally means a VGA connection for a computer
a c 91 U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 2:58:02 PM

that's why I wanted to know if there was a vga connector......... anyways, back to the sound. If you are using the tv's speakers you may have to go into the tv's control panel and select "tv" speakers vs whatever else may be connected to your system.
a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2012 4:22:57 PM

that shoud do it - keep us posted
September 17, 2012 4:48:00 PM

AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMEEE!!!!!

The new cable has done the trick, I can't thank you all enough, i was about to take the TV back as well and get a different model

:-)
a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2012 5:49:57 PM

cool!

now enjoy!!
!