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# 39666 17-Aug-2009 18:14
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Just bought a HD TV, want to run the HDMI output from my 8600GT card to the TV.

Currently I have the HDMI running to my monitor.

So, went and plugged the DVI to VGA connector in (to the back of the 8600GT) and then plugged that into the monitor...can't get a signal??

Is there something in software I need to do to make both the DVI/VGA and HDMI outputs active??

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  # 247824 17-Aug-2009 18:31
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Why don't you run the HDMI to the new TV direct? If it's due to not having an HDMI port then replace that question with 'I'm sorry, i'm not much help'

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  # 247834 17-Aug-2009 18:52
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DVI=HDMI with a different plug. You should be able to either use s DVI to HDMI cable or your card may have come with a converter.

You will then need to active the second "screen" in the NVidia drivers.

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  # 248674 19-Aug-2009 16:29
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All good once I went to Nvidia panel, cloned each screen. Must say the DVI to VGA is a terrible idea, the clarity I had in games disappeared so will go get a DVI to HDMI cable for the monitor. The HDMI to the TV works great.

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  # 248676 19-Aug-2009 16:36
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well dse has a vga to hdmi cable , saw one while looking for a capture card

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