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November 05, 2017

TV to Pc using an HDMI connection

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You can connect a monitor or television to your computer as the primary display (monitor) or as the secondary display. This document describes how to connect a television to your Windows Vista computer using an HDMI connection on an NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon graphics card in the computer, and how to use the card software to adjust settings.
he graphics card in your computer may have more than one connector. Most graphics cards support connecting one or two displays at a time.
Figure : HDMI connector on an example graphics card
If your display does not have an HDMI connector, see My display does not have an HDMI connector. in the Troubleshooting section.
To connect the display using an HDMI connection (and HDMI cable):
  1. Shut down the computer. Turn off the monitor or TV.
  2. Connect an HDMI cable to the computer and to the display.
  3. Turn on the display, and select the HDMI input as the input source to view.
  4. Turn on the computer.
Selecting HDMI as the default audio device in Windows Vista
Use the following steps to activate HDMI sound on your Windows Vista computer:
   NOTE:
If you ever need to recover the computer operating system by using the Recovery Manager, repeat this procedure to activate sound for the HDMI connector.
  1. Right-click the Volume icon (white speaker) on the taskbar. 
  2. Click Playback Devices.
    The Sound window opens.
  3. On the Playback tab, click Digital Output Device (HDMI) if it is present. If it is not present, click Realtek HDMI Output.
    1. Figure : Digital Output Device (HDMI) selection
      Image of Playback tab with Digital Output Device (HDMI) selection
      Figure : Realtek HDMI Output selection
      Image of Playback tab with Realtek HDMI Output selection
    2. Click Set Default.
    3. Click Apply.
    4. Do one of the following:
    5. Double-click Realtek HDMI Output.
      The Properties window opens.
    6. Click the Supported Formats tab.
    7. Place a check in the 48.0 KHz check box, and ensure that there is no check in the Dolby Digital check box and all other check boxes.
      Figure : Supported Formats settings in the Realtek HDMI Output Properties window
      Image of Supported Formats settings in the Realtek HDMI Output Properties window
         NOTE:
      For most displays to play back audio, the sample rate must be 48.0 KHz.
    8. Click OK to apply the changes and close the window. This completes the steps to activate HDMI sound for this option.
    Using the graphics card software to adjust settings
    By using the graphics card software, you can adjust the display and the HDMI signal to create a better viewing experience on your display.
       NOTE:
    Connect the display to the computer before you open the graphics card software.
    To open the graphics card software, right-click an empty area of the computer desktop, and then click the NVIDIA or ATI graphics card software item in the menu:
    NVIDIA graphics card adjustment
    Use the NVIDIA Control Panel software to adjust settings for an NVIDIA graphics card.
    Use these steps to open and use the NVIDIA graphics card software:
    1. To open the graphics card software, right-click an empty area of the computer desktop, and then click the NVIDIA graphics card software item in the menu: nVidia Display or NVIDIA Control Panel.
    2. The NVIDIA software window opens. Perform one of the following that matches the graphics card software:
      • Click Display or Video & Television.
           NOTE:
        Video & Television appears only when a digital television is connected to the graphics card the graphics card software is opened.
      • Click nView Display Settings, and then select the monitor or TV in Current display.
           NOTE:
        nView Display Settings appears only when more than one display is connected to the graphics card the graphics card software is opened.
    3. Click a selection, make adjustments or changes, and then click Apply.
      These are the NVIDIA Control Panel software settings for the graphics card:
      • 3D Settings: For games and 3D applications
      • Display settings:
        • Resolution, color quality, and refresh rate
        • Color
        • Scale
        • Rotation
        • Mode for multiple displays
      • Video & Television settings:
        • Video color: Adjusts the color for a fine-tuned image or specific uses.
        • Video image quality: Adjusts image edge enhancement and noise reduction for smooth video playback.
        • Image size
        • Digital color format: Selects the format, if supported by the display, for visual color saturation (pure black).
        • Signal format: Selects the signal format for a standard TV or HDTV (high definition television). Also, selects the high definition format.
        Figure : Example Change the Signal or HD Format selection screen
        Image of an example Change the Signal or HD Format selection screen
    For more information, click Help in the screen toolbar or refer to the NVIDIA home 
      1. t-click an empty area of the computer desktop, and then click the ATI graphics card
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