What features do I need for 10 years of future-proofing out of an AV receiver? [more inside]
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...?
My Macbook's Mini-DVI port stopped working with an HDMI adapter, but it still works with a VGA adapter. Baffled. [more inside]
I need to buy a new receiver. [more inside]
Have I ruined my TV? [more inside]
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?
Can switching semi-frequently between monitor inputs cause damage to an LCD monitor? [more inside]
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.
How to connect a PC to an AV Receiver for the best quality audio? [more inside]
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]
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
How do I set up multiple TVs in a conference room to share the same presentation/video/etc.? [more inside]
Why does my LED Monitor complain about finding "no signal" when connected to my Mac Mini via an HDMI-HDMI cable? [more inside]
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]
Who can repair a broken HDMI cable? Way TMI re: HDMI inside. [more inside]
HDMI source(s) to multiple televisions? Plus, with switch. [more inside]
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]
Baffling and infuriating: Ability to use TV as external monitor for Macbook Pro has disappeared overnight! [more inside]
DVD player can only output to HDMI or Component but not Composite or S-Video. Can I fix this? [more inside]
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]
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]
What's the difference between using A/V receiver to do switching (all HDMI) and using HDTV to do it? [more inside]
Hi hive mind, hope you're well. Here's hoping one or more of you might be able to help me out with an A/V setup question. I've been (slowly) building a fairly decent setup piece-by-piece around an Optoma projector. Trouble is, I now have an issue splitting an HDMI combined A/V signal into HDMI video + RCA audio. A little help here, please! [more inside]
Any help finding an inexpensive digital projector to meet my home theater needs? [more inside]
Are HDMI cables a requirement for watching commercial Blu-Ray movies? If I put a Blu-Ray drive in my computer, will I be able to watch Blu-Ray movies on a monitor that is hooked up via some non-HDMI cable? (DVI, VGA, whatever) [more inside]
I've been using a Mac Mini plugged into my Panasonic HD tv for a little less than a year. A few nights ago I watched a tv show on it, then had a party, and now when I turn it on the screen is black. [more inside]
Should I go for DVI-DVI or DVI-HDMI for connecting my new monitor to my computer? [more inside]
My iMac won't play nice with my 2:1 hdmi switch and secondary monitor. Seems like there's an AND when there should be an OR. [more inside]
Need help with AV switchbox selection [more inside]
I'm looking for a little box which flips/mirrors an HDMI feed, or an LCD monitor which does the same [more inside]
Yet another Can you help me decide how to build my home theater question [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components. Any and all options welcome. [more inside]
Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
Small HDMI A/V amp? [more inside]
Xbox 360. HDMI. 1080p monitor. Why am I only getting a 720p picture? [more inside]
HDMI CEC in the real world: I've got a new Samsung LED TV, which has got a number of DVD-like control buttons on the remote (play, pause, rewind etc). I'd like to use these to control a Blu-ray player when I buy one, but can I buy any (recent) player and be confident that the TV and player will work together (via HDMI Consumer Electronics Control) as advertised? Do they all play nice together in practice?
How can I get picture and sound to go through my laptop into my TV? [more inside]
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?
How best to capture HD video as mpeg4? [more inside]
I was just given an older model Surround Sound System that doesn't have digital inputs. Can I fit this into my current setup? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to stop my HTPC from going into standby/sleep when I switch the HDMI source on my AVR away from my HTPC. [more inside]
I'm planning to buy a new video projector, and thought that while I'm at it I should buy a 3D-ready projector so that in a couple of years when there are more 3D movies available, I'll be ready to watch them. Ultimately I think I'll end up getting a new PC with Blu-Ray and probably an NVidia card to play 3D Blu-Rays, as per this AskMeFi thread. But do I need to get a 3D-ready projector with HDMI, like this Acer P1200? Or does HDMI not matter? I don't want to end up buying a projector only to find I can't plug it in to the right source a year down the line.
I am looking for an affordable receiver that can handle my new low-budget home theater setup. I will be connecting a PC and an Xbox 360, both ideally via HDMI, to a projector that does not have HDMI pass-through capability. What is the cheapest receiver with multiple HDMI inputs that can take the incoming video signal and send it along to the projector? [more inside]
How can I capture video game footage from my Sony Playstation 3? [more inside]
My Macbook has something called a Mini DisplayPort, which apparently has all sorts of compatibility issues (and benefits?). Before I buy my first monitor, what should I know? More info inside. [more inside]
How can I Transmit VGA / HDMI output Wirelessly? [more inside]
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]
I am in need of new cables and speaker wire to connect the following components, and I've apparently gotten old since the last time I rigged something like this. Please hope me? [more inside]