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No signal on HDTV

I have a quite old pc and i recently realized that my geforce fx 5200 has a dvi output.so i bought a dvi-hdmi cable to connect my tv with my pc to watch movies.The tv recognizes that something is connected in the hdmi port but still has "no signal". At my Nvidia control panel i tried to choose connection type put it only allowed s-video..
Ps: since i changed my drivers(yesterday) there is no more a "choose connection menu" at my nvidia control menu

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  • tiennoeis Dec 04, 2008

    hi surend thanks for helping.What do you mean the motherboard is not accepting my graphic card? my pc is running normally with my 19"monitor..

    I've tried several drivers since yesterday none of which let me change connection type.there are no settings that refer to connecting a tv in my nvidia menu.

  • tiennoeis Dec 04, 2008

    shayahakohen my tv is hd-ready not full-hd (if it has anything to do with what ur sayin' )

    so would you suggest buying a new card that is has hdmi output?

  • tiennoeis Dec 04, 2008

    shayahakohen one last question. I just talked with an e-shop about getting a graphics card as u describe it (just newer than my current one) and they told me that my proccessor intel 2.8GHz wouldn't be able to "hold" such a card..are these graphics cards so demanding?

  • tiennoeis Dec 05, 2008

    thank you for your time. i appreciate it. I am going to buy a new card apparently.:)

  • shailendra chouhan May 11, 2010

    hi , the problem is in ur pc i.e the motherboard is not accepting ur graphic cards

    suppose it gives a display than it is okay if not go to the website have a driver if u r unable to login u might be having a driver with nvidia just installed it ,,,than it will show a connection menu u can easily connect with tv

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Your graphics card is probably too old to support HDTV signal (720p, 1080p)

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  • shayahakohen Dec 04, 2008

    HD ready or full HD is completely irrelevant to your situation. If your tv has an hdmi input then it most definitly has the ability to support at least a 720p input signal. The problem is your graphics card is probably unable to output a 720p signal because it is too old, and it was manufactored before HDTV became widely released. I would definitly recommend buying a new graphics card. It doesn't need to have an hdmi output, dvi is fine so long as you use the dvi-hdmi cable. Almost every graphics card made nowadays will be able to send a 720p signal (HDTV) because it has become a universal standard.

  • shayahakohen Dec 04, 2008

    There are all kinds of graphics cards, ranging from 20 bucks to a few thousand. You would probably be able to get away with a 30 dollar card. You need to make sure that your motherboard has the right slot for the card you are buying. There are genarally 3 types: PCI express, PCI, and Agp. Agp is no longer used on motherboards and hasn't been in several years, but you can still buy the cards for them. PCI express is the main one used today. If you don't have either, you can just use a regular pci slot, but the graphics card will not be as good.
    You can find what you need at newegg.com. That is the best place to buy all computer hardware.



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