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I hooked up my cable line to computer but it doesn't work. I can not watch Cable Tv on my computer. It always say restart media center or restart computer. I did that and still it doesn't work.

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Do you have proper Graphic-card that accepts TV in?

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I have a computer that has a cable connector on the back and when i try to watch tv from i only have from channel 3-13 when all my other tv's have to at least 65 how do i set this up?


Whatever software you are using on that computer to watch TV, make sure its set to cable and also have it do a search for all the channels. At that point it should find all the channels up to 65. If it still doesn't then it could be a problem with the cable connector on the computer but I would first hook up the wire to a regular tv to make sure it is indeed able to go up to 65 so you know for sure.

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I have a HP m7570n. How do I use a flat screen tv as a monitor


This depends on the TV's available inputs. The Pavilion m7570n has only a VGA output in the standard configuration.

Thus if the TV has a VGA port, turn off the computer and the TV. Then connect a standard VGA (RGB or D-sub 15-pin) m/m cable between the computer and the TV. To use the TV speakers, connect a 3.5 mm audio patch cable between the computers Line-out (green speaker port) to the VGA audio in. Turn on the TV and set the input to VGA (with the Source or Input button on the remote or the TV). Then turn on the computer. Windows XP should find the correct resolution to work with the TV. (If you turn on the TV after turning on the computer, you may get an unsupported signal. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to restart the computer.) If it doesn't work, you may need to connect a different monitor and set the computer to a low resolution before connecting the TV and the computer.

If the TV only has composite or component video inputs, you will need a VGA to video converter (http://www.svideo.com/pctocomponent.html for example). A VGA to component cable will not work; those are for projectors that read an RGB input. TVs interpret YPbPr.

If you have added a video graphics card, you may have an HDMI and/or DVI port(s) on the card. In that case, check the specs of the TV. Some TVs will support HDMI or DVI-HDMI inputs from a computer. Others will not (since computer video signals are not the same as the signal from a set-top box). If you use a DVI-HDMI connector, make sure to use the HDMI port labeled for DVI and connect the audio cable as with the VGA connection. If you use an HDMI connection, you may need to set the sound properties to that of the HDMI port. (Find the control panel item for sound (under Hardware) and then select Manage Audio Devices. Set the Playback properties. If it doesn't work, use an audio patch cable.) Some TVs have RCA audio inputs for the HDMI-DVI connector. In that case, you will need a female 3.5 mm to RCA M/M adapter (if you use a 3.5 mm patch cable). There is a similar device if you want to use an RCA audio cable. You may need to enable the video ports on the graphics card before swapping monitors.

Some video cards have a TV out. In that case, connect the appropriate connector (should come with the video card). Then connect to the component, composite or S-video input on the TV.

Again turn off the TV and the computer before making any connections.

You will probably need to provide your own cables for must of these connection options.

I hope this helps.

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How do I get my GT5428 to connect with my TV to access Netflix?


You must be a NetFlix subscriber.

1.Then click on this link http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-media-center/netflix.aspx to download NetFlix for Windows Media Center.
2. Open the Windows Media Center
3. Click on Task
4. Click on General
5. Click on Automatic Download Option
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7. Click on Download Now, to download the latest guide listing
8. You can now select on the videos you like to view.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 P4 3.2G w/XP Media Center V2002. Just replace the HD due to a crash of orig HD. Cannot get the TV to work. Get the following error msg - Decoder Error - The video decoder has...


Sounds like the driver for the TV Tuner is not installed, or the video and audio drivers may not be installed properly.
Mine was always a bit wonky in XP, works like a charm in Vista or Windows 7 though

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Did it come with Windows Media Center?
You will need a TV Tuner to watch TV. There are internal cards or USB types.

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Trying to st up my hdtv,my computer, & Media Center


You need to connect the antenna cable. This is called COAXIAL cable.. On the back of your TV, unscrew the antenna cable and connect it on the back of your TV tuner. Re-scan frequency on the software you are using.

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I want to hook up my computer as a tv


You need a TV tuner card, purchase on-line or Best Buys.Then you will be able to hook up your cable and watch TV.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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