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When I connect my HDMI cable to my laptop and the TV my PC screen goes black. W

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November 3, 2012 10:41:11 PM

When I connect my HDMI cable to my laptop and the TV my PC screen goes black. When i take out the cable it becomes OK
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
November 3, 2012 10:46:28 PM

So when you connect the HDMI cable and you laptop screen goes black does the tv display your desktop ?
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a b D Laptop
a b x TV
a b $ Windows 7
November 3, 2012 11:41:19 PM

PRINT THIS INFORMATION:

Your CONTROL PANEL for your video card has different options for how you view things.

For example:
1) Show the SAME image on both screens (laptop and TV).

2) HDTV only.

3) LAPTOP only.

4) Laptop as MAIN and HDTV as Extended screen. (and vice versa)

*AUDIO*:
Be aware that to get AUDIO on the HDMI cable you likely have to do this:
1. right-click the lower-right audio icon and choose "Playback Devices"
2. select your HDMI audio device
3. set as DEFAULT

You'll need to switch BACK again to get your desktop speakers.

**Recommended Video Software:
K-Lite FULL Package: http://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

During setup, select from the HARDWARE DECODERS. More info on internet if confused. Also during setup, choose the WMPC-HC program (not WMP; Windows Media Player) as the default device. Should be pre-selected anyway.

Also, get the latest DRIVERS for your video from the laptop site (not AMD/NVidia site).

SUMMARY:
- get latest VIDEO DRIVERS from laptop site
- learn how to setup two screens (HDTV might be NTSC_1080p60 for example) and choose how displayed (Laptop as MAIN, HDTV as Extended likely).
- K-Lite FULL
- Learn to SWITCH the audio from Speakers to HDMI and back.
- May need to DRAG the Media Player from laptop screen to HDTV

*Easiest method for viewing video is to assign the HDTV as the MAIN SCREEN and DISABLE the laptop screen.
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