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Computer display on HDTV

by Darion_ / February 23, 2007 9:17 AM PST

Ok so I have a 51" Hitachi HDTV in my room that I wanted to hook up my new Computer. My graphics card is an ATI Radeon x300 and has SVGA and DVI Outputs. But my HDTV only has Component, Composite, HDMI, SVideo, and Coaxial. So I ordered a cable that goes from SVGA to Component cables. I hooked it up, and on my TV all I see is pinkish diagonal lines.

Can anyone help explain what could be wrong?

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Have you tried
by Dan Filice / February 23, 2007 9:39 AM PST

Have you gone into your Settings>Control Panel and change the resolution settings output of the computer? A setting of 1260 X 768 may work, but your computer may have a different default setting. Change the setting and see what happens.

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by Darion_ / February 23, 2007 1:10 PM PST
In reply to: Have you tried

That is my computers default, and I even tried a Lower resolution, same problem.

I have been doing so googleing and saw some stuff that might apply here. It said that I need a box? because the component puts the vertical/horizontal data or something in the green, which is not what SVGA does?

Anyway I have no idea what that even means so any help is apreciated.

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You could try
by bkchurch / February 24, 2007 1:17 AM PST

Using an HDMI cable with a DVI adapter on the PC end, dunno if it'll work but it makes sense to me that it would.

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Re: You Could Try
by sportsfansonly / February 26, 2007 11:37 AM PST
In reply to: You could try

I agree that the way to go is using an HDMI cable with a HDMI-DVI adapter. If you also want to send audio to the TV or a HTS, you will need a separate feed for audio. TosLink/digital optical maybe.

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