Now using an hdmi to dvi cable - screen size has reduced
I recently purchased an hdmi to dvi cable which links my digital box to tv (philips 42" with ambilight). Since adding this cable the picture size has changed to widescreen giving a black bar at the top and bottom of the screen. I've tried the obvious things like attempting to alter the screen size in the tv settings (which when in anaologue there are several screen size options) but only have the option of 4:3 or widescreen (in digital mode).
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Hi, Simply attaching the cable isn't always enough. Sometimes you actually have to tell the laptop to display via HDMI or DVI onto your external monitor or it will not output any signal.
Try pressing Windows Key+P, this will change your presentation settings in Windows (What screens you get a display on and how they are displayed). Cycle through to either "projector only" or "duplicate screens" and see if you get a display on your TV then.
If you really want, you can use an old CRT TV as a monitor provided you get it connected.... so your plasma... YES. If your PC has a DVI port, you could use a DVI - HDMI cable to connect. If your PC does NOT have a DVI port, you could install a video card that does... better yet, get a video card that has a HDMI port. This way, you'll only need a HDMI cable to connect the PC to the TV for audio and video.
your output cable is in the back of your t.v. there is a color designated on its hole then you have to buy a a cable in any electronic shop like components cable or hdmi cable try to read the back panel of your tv
It isn't impossible at all. You may need a sound bar if you don't already have a Bose surround sound system or a boom box or something else you can use without purchasing anything. On the hdmi/dvi televisions and cable boxes of the recent past there would always be an accompanying white and red composite/RCA slot (output on the cable box, input on the television) to accommodate this. You would simply connect the hdmi to dvi cable from the television to the cable box and then the red and white audio cable. If your television and cable box does not have the red and white composite/RCA audio input and output you will need to connect the cable box to an external audio source. How to do it and what to connect it to depends on what audio output that is on the cable box (usually is on the back of it). You might need a fiber optic cable and a sound bar with a digital audio input if you have a newer cable box.
I would expect most shops to carry that connector
Here some links - I would expect Maplin to have a cable - however, I cant find a image on there website - so heres some links to amazon, I used the online manual - let me know whats different about these DVI connections on the TV - look the same from the manual
It may be the top of set box.. Most times the sound and picture are auto detected by the set when HDMI is used. Both sound and video are carried in a HDMI cable but not with a S video cable. Try another HDMI cable *** dont buy the expensive one the tv don't care if they cost $125 or $25.
Here is the link to the user manual for the TV if you need it;
Check page 7 - The DVI input has next to it an audio input - DVI does not carry audio as HDMI does - you need to plug a seperate mono audio cable from your cable box to the TV at the DVI Audio input (top of page 12). The Audio needs to be in the one next to the DVI socket in order to work at the same time as the picture from the same "source" selection.
Check page 18 "CATV Type" and make sure this is set to the correct one for your cable box
Check page 21 that all the audio settings are logical and nothing is turned right down or muted.
If none of this helps then please post back.
What make and model is Your Cable box?
Hope this helps :)