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computer to tv streaming connection

I have a windows 7 operating system and I'm attempting to connect my pc to the tv by an hdmi cable.. when I go to control panel- display- adjust resolution to identify the second monitor (tv) the image on my screen is transferred to the tv and I can not select or apply the second monitor. All image an control is transferred to the tv and no input can be made from the computer.

help...thanks in advance.

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(NT) Did you extend the desktop first?

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help

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yes, I opened the desk top first, then attached hdmi cable then went to control panel with stated results.

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Extend, not opne.

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help

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reply was very helpful and worked......thank you very much

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audio....

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I still have one problem with connection...... it is with hdmi cable and sound is only coming from computer speakers.... I would prefer tv speakers or both depending which unit is being streamed.....

any advice is appreciated.

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I don't think windows is that smart.

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While I can select HDMI or speakers (in the Speakers Control Panel) I have yet to see Windows do what you ask.

Sorry, maybe Windows 9?
Bob

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(NT) Try unpluging the speakers from the PC,it worked for me.

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