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HDMI Cable Question (Laptop-TV with no sound)

Help me connect a Laptop to TV with an HDMI Cable AND get sound. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 21, 2014 - 8 answers

 

trying to connect tv, laptop

I have a 2008 macbook pro and a sony flatscreen tv. the screen goes up to my tv, no problem. the sound, however, doesn't. [more inside]
posted by crankyrogalsky on Mar 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you use VGA for video and HDMI for audio?

A friend is trying to connect her PC (Windows 7) to a projector for video and a receiver for audio. The projector does not support HDMI, so she's using VGA. The receiver does have HDMI, so she's using that for audio. If she doesn't plug in the projector, the audio plays fine. As soon as she connects the VGA, HDMI audio is no longer an option in the Sound settings and audio starts playing through the laptops built in speakers. Is there a way to have HDMI for audio and VGA for video at the same time? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jan 25, 2014 - 6 answers

Connect SmartTV to internet using HDMI 1.4 to a PC?

I have a "WiFi-Ready" SmartTV (meaning it doesn't have a built-in wireless adapter, but has USB ports for one and ethernet port) and I'm looking to avoid the additional adapter by utilizing the fact that it is HDMI 1.4 compliant and my computer is 3 feet away with a decent internet connection. I have the appropriate HDMI /w Ethernet cable but don't know if this is something that was at all intended when the standard was put together. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Jan 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Do I need a new Blu-ray player?

I have a Panasonic Blu-ray player. It is probably 5-6 years old. Lately I notice the picture quality on some older standard DVDs (Six feet under season 1 for example) don't look good. They either look grainy/pixelated/not crisp. The other problem that I have is that Blu-rays take foreeeeeeever to load. The new season of Mad Men must take 5 minutes at least. It does look great once it gets started. I am not an overly tech savvy person. I don't know if I need to update firmware (or how to do it for that matter). I would rather have something that either doesn't require it or does it automatically. I do have a brand new Samsung smart hd tv. I am using HDMI cables. Is there a way/is it worth updating or trying to "fix" It seems that players are so inexpensive that perhaps I should just purchase a new one. Would this solve the problem? Do todays units update themselves like I believe that my tv does? I see that some come with wi-fi included. Some are smart. I don't know what the advantage to those features are. I don't care about 3D. Is HDMI still the standard? Would it be advantageous to stick with Samsung? Thank you in advance
posted by kbbbo on Dec 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Which Home Theatre Receiver should I get?

Help me pick a modern home theatre receiver that can switch video and audio for a pretty big variety of devices. [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Maybe we need to upgrade the installer too?

The house we bought years ago came with an existing home theater system, speakers wired into the walls, TV installed above the fireplace, components tucked away in a cabinet, all cables hidden away in the walls. It has been pretty awesome, but some of the components have started to fail. We bought a new TV, and the installer is talking about having to open up the wall to run the new HDMI cable alongside the existing cable that is already running through the wall from the TV to the component cabinet a few feet away. We really don't want to cut the wall open if we don't need to, and it seems to us that it should be feasible to use the existing wiring to pull through a new HDMI cable. Are we wrong? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Aug 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Interfacing ASIO to HDMI to drive a 5.1 system from a DAW in realtime

I have Propellerhead's Reason connected to ASIO4all. I want to stream at least four channels via HDMI to a 5.1 receiver for surround-sound monitoring. Is this fairly straight-forward plug-n-play nowadays, or does it require some fiddling? What receivers would your recommend? [more inside]
posted by Ardiril on Aug 10, 2013 - 2 answers

How to channel audio from Roku 3 through old receiver?

How do I connect my Roku 3's audio channel through an old AV receiver? I have an Onkyo that works fine, but it has no HDMI inputs. I just upgraded to the Roku 3, and there are no RCA outputs. I don't want to spend $250-$500 on a new AV receiver, and don't want to invest in a soundbar. I'm hoping I can still use my receiver. I was looking at this thing (http://goo.gl/SphLUa) at Monoprice, but not sure if and how I would use it. Thoughts?
posted by sholdens12 on Aug 7, 2013 - 7 answers

How to use an hdmi cable to connect my pc to my monitor

So I am currently using a VGA cable but would like to use an hdmi cable instead since I figure it would result in better quality. But apparently you can't just plug and play the hdmi cable as with the VGA cable??? [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on Aug 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Getting audio from my Android stick computer to my TV

Bought stick-computer that has HDMI, USB, and Bluetooth. TV only has DVI (and older) inputs. Can't figure out a way to get the audio hooked up. [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Jul 20, 2013 - 11 answers

How should one choose from different video interfaces?

Starting from scratch (as it were), if I'm going to go out and buy a new cable to connect my laptop to my monitor, what cable should I ideally go looking for? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Big screen for home theater but no tuner? Can I get it?

I just want a 60" screen that just shows the video from the home theater and devices like Roku. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by usermac on Jan 4, 2013 - 18 answers

Basic DVD/Blu-ray player?

Looking for a basic DVD + Blu-Ray player with HDMI. Doesn't need any kind of network streaming (TV and other devices handle that already). Ideally under $100. Am okay with buying used off craigslist or something if the model is known to be pretty reliable. Suggestions?
posted by curious nu on Jan 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Help my notebook speak to my shiny new TV

What's the best way to connect my Samsung series 5 TV with my Acer Ferrari One notebook so I can use the TV as a monitor? The laptop doesn't have a HDMI port... [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Dec 28, 2012 - 3 answers

XBMCbuntu: How can I troubleshoot HDMI audio issues when I can't hear the speakers?

XBMCbuntu: How can I troubleshoot HDMI audio issues when I can't hear the speakers? [more inside]
posted by even butter on Dec 27, 2012 - 8 answers

How to connect RCA surround sound to HDMI TV?

How to best connect a surround sound with RCA plugs to everything HDMI, or in reverse? Full explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Nov 28, 2012 - 24 answers

Netflix with Dolby Digital+, older receiver

Netflix using Roku now appears to only support Dolby Digital Plus. My existing receiver does not support Dolby Digital Plus. What are my best options? My Receiver has 7.1 analog plugs, plus supports dolby digital and dts ex. It has coax and optical inputs but no HDMI. (I am currently using an external HDMI switch that has these as an output, but as I understand it DD+ does not work with optical.) [more inside]
posted by santogold on Aug 27, 2012 - 3 answers

What is the best method to project my Windows 7 laptop's screen wirelessly to my HDTV?

What is the best method to project my Windows 7 laptop's screen wirelessly to my HDTV? [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Aug 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Can my smartphone simultaneously (i) accept input from my mouse and (ii) send output to my monitor?

Can my smartphone simultaneously (i) accept input from my mouse and (ii) send output to my monitor? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 11, 2012 - 5 answers

No picture from HDMI Blu-Ray player to DVI-D with HDCP monitor?

There's no picture when I connect a Blu-Ray player with HDMI out to a computer monitor with DVI-D with HDCP monitor? I'm assuming I need to change the settings of the Blu-Ray player. I've been able to successfully connect other HDMI devices to this monitor. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Bushmiller on Aug 4, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I split HDMI audio off to headphones?

I'd like a splitter/dongle that I can plug an HDMI cable into that will pass video onto a monitor, but will allow me to plug headphones in to capture the sound. Does something like this exist? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jul 8, 2012 - 7 answers

How to find a DVD drive for both my computer and TV.

Is there a DVD player that will work with my Mac and also connect to the HDMI port on my TV for playing movies? Bonus points if it is compact enough to carry when I travel. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 5, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I find out what's causing intermittent HDMI signal loss between my desktop computer and my monitor ?

I have been having intermittent HDMI signal loss and it is beginning to get worse. Does someone know how to find out what's causing the problem [computer: hardware or software, monitor, or HDMI cable] ? [more inside]
posted by nalf on Jun 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Windows 7 on MacBook Pro won't acknowledge HDMI out

13" MacBook pro running Windows 7 with an HDMI out adapter. Windows doesn't even acknowledge the adapter, though it works fine on Mac OS. Video hardware is the GeForce 9400M (which can't do audio output via HDMI, since it's basically from just before Apple built in that functionality). What to do? I want to hook it up to a TV that doesn't have a VGA or DVI connector at all, so HDMI was about the only option.
posted by DoctorFedora on May 30, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I get my universal remote working properly?

(UK based) I'm using a Universal Remote, the One for All URC-7960, and have run into a SCART/HDMI problem. [more inside]
posted by emc on Mar 13, 2012 - 1 answer

Video noob seeks advice

Very specific video cable question (computer to LCD TV) [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Mar 5, 2012 - 6 answers

wireless hdmi?

I have a tv in a room without adirectv satellite receiver can I wirelessly send the signal to the tv? I have seen wireless boxes that send computer output to tvs can I do this with hdmi?
posted by bucksox on Mar 4, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me keep a receiver for a decade.

What features do I need for 10 years of future-proofing out of an AV receiver? [more inside]
posted by wnissen on Feb 27, 2012 - 7 answers

graphics card outputs

I own two monitors with twine inputs - HDMI and VGA. Why can't I find a graphics card with twin HDMI outputs? Are HDMI connections inferior? Or expensive? Or uncommon? Or splittable like USB? Or...?
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Feb 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Macbook doesn't like HDMI anymore.

My Macbook's Mini-DVI port stopped working with an HDMI adapter, but it still works with a VGA adapter. Baffled. [more inside]
posted by signal on Feb 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Is there a receiver that will let me switch HDMI audio and video independently?

I need to buy a new receiver. [more inside]
posted by lkc on Feb 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Have I ruined my TV

Have I ruined my TV? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Jan 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Can a broken HDMI connector be fixed?

Fixing an HDMI connector: I broke the connector on one end of an in-wall HDMI cable. Is fixing it possible? This AskMeFi thread proceeded with some of the answers I found on the internet until the poster realized they had a DVI cord. So, I have an HDMI cable, one connector is broken, it runs 35 feet on a convoluted run through the walls and ceiling of an old house, so running new cable will not be as simple as just affixing a string to the old one and pulling it through. Is fixing it possible?
posted by oneironaut on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor?

Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Jan 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Apple TV + converter?

I love Netflix and we have it on the Xbox. But my kid's moving to college and taking the Xbox with her. Can I replace it with an Apple TV plus an HDMI->Composite/S-Video converter or should I bite the bullet and get another Xbox? It seems a waste to buy one just for Netflix.
posted by tommasz on Dec 26, 2011 - 22 answers

How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio?

How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio? [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Dec 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Display Cables Battle Royale: D-Sub vs DVI vs HDMI

I've a monitor with DVI-D and D-Sub input. My graphics card has DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI output. I'm connected via D-Sub right now, but I hear DVI gives better image quality. Is this true? And does HDMI have better quality than DVI? If so, would an HDMI-to-DVI cable give me better quality than vanilla DVI? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Nov 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Macs and Samsung TA550 - fuzzy image

Hi Everyone I have a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt (mid 2011) and a Mac Mini 3.1. Can anyone help me with the correct display settings for a Samsung TA550? I have searched - to no avail. Also trying out SwitchResX. What bugs me is that XP of all things seems to work properly with the display. What gives? Thanks! BB
posted by bright77blue on Nov 4, 2011 - 9 answers

How to get 3 TVs to show the same thing?

How do I set up multiple TVs in a conference room to share the same presentation/video/etc.? [more inside]
posted by gagoumot on Nov 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Combining the usable with the unusable

Why does my LED Monitor complain about finding "no signal" when connected to my Mac Mini via an HDMI-HDMI cable? [more inside]
posted by identitymap on Sep 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Android tablet video players that do playlists?

I have my eye on the Acer Iconia A500: it's a snazzy Android tablet at a nice price, with lots of connectivity. The micro HDMI port is a major selling point for me,because I want to use it for playback of video projections for my performances. But before I buy, I need to know that there's a good Android video player app out there that can 1) play videos from a playlist, and 2) transition seamlessly between videos. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Aug 22, 2011 - 7 answers

FYI, We Need to Fix Our HDMI

Who can repair a broken HDMI cable? Way TMI re: HDMI inside. [more inside]
posted by jasbet07 on Jul 15, 2011 - 19 answers

HDMI to multiple screens

HDMI source(s) to multiple televisions? Plus, with switch. [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jun 30, 2011 - 5 answers

How to fix audio sync problems on Xbox 360?

How can I fix audio / video sync issues with an XBOX 360 playing DVDs? The voices and picture are out of sync with each other. Cable is HDMI, and the TV is an LG 32 LH3000. [more inside]
posted by Tapioca on Jun 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Macbook's ability to use TV disappeared overnight! Help!

Baffling and infuriating: Ability to use TV as external monitor for Macbook Pro has disappeared overnight! [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jun 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Connecting new PC to old TVs

How can I get this PC to output s-video or CATV? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Jun 17, 2011 - 3 answers

No Composite Video or S-Video output

DVD player can only output to HDMI or Component but not Composite or S-Video. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by lucia_engel on May 28, 2011 - 11 answers

HDMI Yi YI!

How can I connect my laptop to my tv, such that the sound comes through the tv and the screen is framed properly? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

HDMI woes

Can someone tell me what's going on with my HDMI setup? I can't get it to work consistently. Sometimes it works fine, other times it says that nothing's plugged in. Sometimes, the screen goes pink. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Mar 16, 2011 - 5 answers

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