I'm trying to connect an LG 32" LCD TV and an MSI desktop PC using HDMI, and I'm running into a snag. The TV refuses to recognize the PC, and I'm not entirely sure why. Can anyone help me figure out how this is supposed to work?
I currently have the MSI Wind Top AE2220
desktop PC, running Windows 7. I have a large collection of video files (TV episodes, movies and so forth) that I would like to play on my brand new LG LCD TV (the 32LD350
model, to be precise). The PC and TV both have HDMI ports, so I purchased an HDMI cable (with v. 1.3 support) to run between them to handle audio and video.
Here's the problem: The TV will not accept a signal from the PC at all. When I go into Control Panel --> Appearance and Personalization --> Display --> Screen Resolution
, the PC detects the presence of the TV, but under the Display
option, the pulldown menu only shows 2 items: "Wind Net1 22" (the PC itself) and "Display device on: VGA".
The TV has 2 HDMI ports, and I've tried both of them, to no avail. Having never tried this before, I'm feeling rather dense. I've searched this round of questions
on MeFi, as well as various forums
such as Engadget. I'm not sure if there's something I'm missing, or if there's a major reason why this isn't working. If push comes to shove I can purchase the VGA cable and go that route, but it doesn't seem like it would be necessary. Any help that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!