04-03-2012 08:18 AM
Trying to hook up my new dell to the tv with hdmi. I get the picture on the tv that i have as my screen saver but when i try to watch a dvd or youtube that signal doesnt come to the tv. It remains the screen saver. Thanks for any advice I could try.
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04-03-2012 06:37 PM
youtube, netflix and even photos from my library will be on the computer moniter but not up on the tv. the desktop image always remains on the tv. Sorry about the delay in getting back, I work 12 hrs shifts so im usually sleeping or working for the first few days a week.
04-03-2012 06:46 PM
Usually when you set up an extra monitor (which is what the HDMI connection to the TV is, in effect) you have options to either duplicate (or mirror, as James termed it) what is on the PC screen on the additional monitor, or Extend the desktop to the additional monitor. What you describe sounds like the display is extended to the TV. If that is the case, you will see a blank desktop on the TV until you drag a window from the main PC display onto the TV display.Extend is like giving yourself extra desktop space, but the PC doesn't know to display anything there automatically. You have to move windows between the displays.
04-03-2012 08:19 PM
I have an HP laptop with an ATI graphics card. I had to enable audio output for the HDMI connection in the Windows 7 Sound control panel. It was not enabled by default.
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