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HDMI help

What's the difference between using A/V receiver to do switching (all HDMI) and using HDTV to do it? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Mar 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Why is my new Xbox 360's output all pixellated?

Xbox 360. HDMI. 1080p monitor. Why am I only getting a 720p picture? [more inside]
posted by Ryon on Aug 30, 2010 - 19 answers

The Pink Screen of Death?

OK, I've almost given up. I try to connect my HP G60 laptop (Windows 7) to my Olevia (I know) HDTV and the TV screen wants to be magenta (pink!). Not totally pink, just the colored bits. The white parts stay white. I'm using a 6-foot HDMI cable. I have had a proper picture in the past, but I cannot for the life of me figure out a stable combination of settings. Anybody else experience that? Any solution to the pinkness?
posted by jaronson on Jul 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Seeking the mother of all A/V switches

I'm looking for a comprehensive A/V switch that receives pretty much anything and converts it all to digital signals for HDTVs and modern home theaters. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Recommend a graphics card for my new TV

Do I need a new video card to hook my PC up to my new HDTV? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Dec 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Run wacky cable or buy a whole new gaming pc?

Is it better to (a) run audio, video, keyboard, and mouse to the TV at the other end of the house or (b) just get a second PC? Help me sort out the cost/benefit. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Aug 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Make PS3 games use 1080p?

How do I force PS3 games to play at their optimum resolution? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Feb 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Hooking up a projector to HDMI

Audiovisual question. What will happen if I plug the HDMI output of a Sony Playstation 3 to the DVI port of this max. 1280x1024 pixel LCD projector? I would of course have a HDMI-DVI cable. Will I be able to display 720p or 1080i stuff? And if it doesn't work, are there devices out there that downsample HD so I can use the projector for pseudo-HD movies and games? I really do not want to buy an HDTV. If it matters, a PDF manual for the projector (2.2 MB) is here.
posted by crapmatic on Dec 27, 2008 - 13 answers

How can I see closed captions from DVDs on my HDTV?

I've got an upconverting DVD player hooked up to an HDTV via an HDMI cable. I can't get the closed captions to display at all, and I know I'm not the only person to have this problem. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Best HDMI switch?

Best HDMI switcher out there? (plasma TV only has one port) I'd like at least three, maybe four ports. Remote control not really necessary, I'd like to have maximum image quality though and I can spend, within reason, to obtain it. I see they're all between 50 and 100 dollars, maybe there are some known lemons out there? Maybe there's a kickass brand? Thanks.
posted by matteo on Aug 8, 2008 - 8 answers

HDMI, Upconvert, 1080i, What is all this stuff?

I want to buy my mother a new DVD player for her birthday/mother's day. She wants one that can record VHS to DVD. When I went on Amazon to look for such a thing, there were an overwhelming number of possibilities. Can you help explain to me what some of the features are? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on May 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Cable, HDTV, coxial, hdmi: newbie needs help

I just bought a Panasonic TH-50PX77U. Great tv so far. I have digital cable service and wanted to hook up my cable/dvr box (supplied by cable company) to the tv via HDMI. No signal, which I assume means the port is blocked. I heard that cable companies disable a lot of features on their dvrs. So, I had to connect using the standard coaxial cable I used with my old tube tv. Since the digital cable service is coming into the dvr via coaxial, is it still digital going to the tv via coaxial? Do I need a digital coaxial cable? Should I start griping with the cable company to open up HDMI? All help is appreciated.
posted by medarby on Feb 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Perfect HDTV picture: Buy now or wait?

I haven't owned a tv since 2004. Since then, I've been downloading my shows, at first at compressed HD quality, and then more recently 720p and 1080i/p. I don't want to watch broadcast TV that looks like YouTube, I want a beautiful picture. Should I wait until 2010 to get an HDTV and service? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Dec 28, 2007 - 19 answers

How to setup my HDTV with HDMI cables?

How much of a difference would using a 25ft vs. a 35ft HDMI cable make for a new 50" Plasma TV setup? Or should I go out of my way to keep it at 20ft or less? [more inside]
posted by Wallzatcha on Nov 30, 2007 - 8 answers

HDTV + Xbox 360 quality (antialiasing?)

I recently purchased an HDTV (Vizio VX37L 37" LCD; 768p) and an Xbox 360 (Elite); am I getting the image quality I should be getting? Specifically, there seems to be far less antialiasing going on than I'd expect; "jaggies" are obvious from across the room. The 360 is connected to the TV via HDMI, and the 360 is outputting 720p. [more inside]
posted by korpios on Oct 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Can you give me some advice on my new plasma HDTV?

My wife and I just bought a new Plasma TV, and I need some advice as to what our next step is for hi-def. [more inside]
posted by jimmyhutch on Jun 1, 2007 - 8 answers

Do so-called 'upconverting' DVD players upconvert 480p to 720/1080 over component cables?

Do so-called 'upconverting' DVD players upconvert 480p to 720/1080 over component cables? Is the difference between HDMI and component cables noticeable when watching standard DVDs on an HDTV? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo on Jan 2, 2007 - 14 answers

How to plug a Thinkpad into an HDMI TV

How do I connect my VGA-only Thinkpad T60 to a French TV with HDMI and YPbPr inputs? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 answers

Any 1080p HDTV reviews/recommendations ?

Given the wife's blessing to buy a big screen for our new home, I'm laden with the burden of selecting a TV that will meet our family's needs until we move again (unlikely). That said, what's a good future-proof 1080p TV, and where can I compare models for myself? [more inside]
posted by ringmaster on Jul 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Modeline blues.

I got a DVI -> HDMI connector to connect my computer (Gentoo, Xorg 7, Geforce 7600GS) to my HDTV (Philips 30" CRT). It'll only display in 720x480 with awful overscan... regardless of what's in my xorg.conf. Help! [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Jun 3, 2006 - 4 answers

Long-distance Digital Audio

Audiofilter: What is the cheapest way to get pure digital sound from a computer 10~15 feet away from a surround sound system? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Aug 1, 2005 - 5 answers

HD DVD Playback via a Computer

I'm running DVI out of my PC into HDMI on my HDTV, but I'm wondering how to playback DVD movies in 1080i... [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Jun 27, 2005 - 4 answers

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