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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 57529 16-Feb-2010 18:16
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I had a working home threatre setup which allowed me to watch tv downstairs on my pc thu an amp until i shifted equipment and now cannot pick up my tv signal on my pc. I know my pc is correct i just need to know how 3 cables connect from the pc to the amp maybe video out/in audio or monitor. My tv and sky is working albeit on video 1 instead of video 2 which may be a cause perhaps but windows media just does not pick up any signal.

Any help would be appreciated as super 14 on the projector screen in sadly missed.



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 299679 17-Feb-2010 08:58
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Photos of setup (rear connections) or a better description of gear, location etc would help alot.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 299688 17-Feb-2010 09:29
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Pictures will defintely help, it sounds like you are using RCA connectors to go from Video Out and Audio Left and Right to plug into something on your PC. (This is only a guess without images though).

If you can take a picture of the back of the AMP, the cable you have previosuly been using, and the back of the PC I'm sure we'll be able to get it working.

If it IS RCA out then look for Video and Audio OUT from the back of the AMP (usually yellow for video and red and white for audio) then on the PC look for video and audio IN (probably matching colours) then connect these.

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  Reply # 299806 17-Feb-2010 15:04
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If you are using a video and audio out that corresponds to a video input, they are usually deactivated when you select that input, so if you have moved the source from video 2 to video 1 and the cables to the PC are in the output for AV1, it will get nothing showing when AV1 is selected.


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 300211 18-Feb-2010 19:11
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Thanks guys, I will try to get this done this weekend and let you know, I feel it is the AV1 thing being moved which I have no idea how I did this.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 304965 6-Mar-2010 09:24
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Hi Guys,

I tried to get tis working but to no avail. Have posted some photos of my set up and when it was last working... the black cable was in the white upper slot with the 2 blues one next door on the right using AV2 on the tele. Windows media wont pick up the tele signal and i just hope i havnt kinked any cables when i rerouted the wires outside the house when doing renovations. The computer and projector are downstairs.

Any help greatly appreciated

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 304967 6-Mar-2010 09:47
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Cant find my photos in my gallery...must to be big

Looks like i have to pay someone to sort this out.

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  Reply # 304971 6-Mar-2010 10:07
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resize them before uploading? Or else upload to somewhere else and post a link works well, or - no reghistration needed at those. Just dont upload anything identifiable.


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