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What TV can be used for a PC monitor?


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quicksun

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Hi,
I just bought a new computer and I wanted a big monitor so I bought ($395) a Vizio 32" 1080P TV and tried to connect my computer to it using a HDMI cable. Although both my computer and TV have HDMI connectors the connection didn't work. To use this TV as a monitor I will be forced to make the connection with a component three wire connection in order to connect a PC to it. Are there other 1080P 32" TV's out there that will operate with a computer via HDMI connection?

Thanks for any help,

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There may be an easy fix for this. Turn your computer off turn the TV on amd be certain the input is set to HDMI. Turn on your computer and it may work there is something about the handshake that some monitors do not like.
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Thanks for getting back to me johnb44. The TV menu to set up the connection to the PC is grayed out until a component video connection is made. This prevents me from doing any adjustments to the TV. I have given up on it anyway and returned it to the store. I got another TV, a Panasonic 32" to try out. It has a VGA connection in the back for a PC, so I gave that a try. It kind of worked, but I want 1920x1080P resolution and the Panasonic would not even come close to that resolution. When I tried connecting to the TV via HDMI to HDMI, that completely failed. So I tried DVI to HDMI and that also failed. Those last two connection didn't work at all...blank screen. I have a new EVGA NVIDIA GTX560 2GB video card. It works wonderful when connected to my 24" HDMI computer monitor, but I can't make a HDMI connection to a 32" TV.

Any other comments? Are some TV's more tolerant toward computers than others?

Thanks,
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This thing fixed already?

Anyways you can try right clicking on the desktop of your computer. Go to Graphic properties, it needs to be set it there.
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Hi Dontput,
I also tried your suggestion to change the graphic properties and that didn't work either. I "solved" my problem be buying a 27" Samsung computer monitor. I easily connect it to my new computer HDMI to HDMI and I am very happy. Although I no longer need to know how to connect a TV to a computer, I wonder why it is so difficult to do.
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Edited by quicksun, 27 September 2011 - 11:22 PM.

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How about using an HDMI to DVI input?

I'm currently Using and VGA/RGB (TV) to DVI (PC) and it works just fine, im at 1920x1080.
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Hi SJ Danny,
Yes, it tried an HDMI to DVI also. It seems those computers that I tried connecting to had a VGA input that they wanted a computer connected to. When I connected my computer via DVI to VGA converter to the TV VGA I didn't get very good resolution.
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