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  • bstockert Dec 08, 2008

    Monitor works ok when i play any animations or video I do not see the video. Works ok when i view on the laptop which is hooked up to monitor?

  • bstockert Dec 09, 2008

    I dont htink it is the computer, Reason being it is hooked up to a laptop and the normal screen works OK, I also did hook up a cheap BENQ monitor worked fine. On this computer I also have a Philips LCD tv hooked up and this works great as well. I called Honeywell and they claim since everything on the monitor works except video that it is NOT the monitor?

  • bstockert Dec 09, 2008

    Correct when i try to watch a movie i get the program up with just a blank screen where the movie should be this also happens with ANY other video files as well

  • bstockert Dec 09, 2008

    I downloaded the codecs from the post, is there something i need to change setting wise with them? Just downloading and restart did not fix the issue?

  • bstockert Dec 09, 2008

    no video with the media player classic no i do not get any errors

  • bstockert Dec 09, 2008

    Still nothing? GRRRRRRRRR

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    wmv mpeg files etc.

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    can you clarify for me what can't you do? you say everything is fine! are you trying to watch movies?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    so the monitors are fine exept when you want to watch a movie?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    more information please


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Ok, now we are clear to the problem its codecs which are missing, download and install the codecs from here:

then restart the PC, you should be able to watch all your movies from now on

post back if any problems

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    On the desktop you will see Media player classic, try to open a movie in this.
    post back if it doesn't because you may need extra codecs


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    also do you get ameesage saying region code not supported?

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    try this:

    download and install this

    post back if any probz

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 09, 2008

    Ok, lets determin what you are trying to play, is it DIVX, XVID or are you trying to play a DVD

    post back please


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I would first try to reinstall the PCI video card. If that did nto work , I woud substitute aother monitor to determine if it is the computer or the monitor. If still a problem I would eitherr borrow or buy an inexpensive PCI video card and try that. 

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

  • Thomas F. Schneider Dec 09, 2008

    Try updating or reinstalling the video player.


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