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Well, I tried to connect my HD cable box to my monitor...

And it works for a second, then the signal dissapears. (Screen goes blank)
I'm using the DVI connection from the cable box to my Dell 2005FPW, which also utilizes a DVI. I tried the S-Video, and no dice as well. The odd thing is, I have not had any problems connecting and video devices to this monitor. (PS2, Video camcorder, etc..)

What gives?

It's a Comcast HD Reciever, it's made by Motorola...



Edit: I tried to call Dell, but I can NOT get a live human on the phone.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 01:07 PM
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hmm, same thing happens to me.
I tried to connect my Comcast HD Reciever to my Viewsonic VA1912wb, and the signal is fine for like 2 seconds, than it goes blank. I connected it via DVI also, if you find a solution let me know.
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The monitor probably won't descramble QAM signals. That's why you normally see the price difference between LCD monitors and LCD TV's...
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The monitor probably won't descramble QAM signals. That's why you normally see the price difference between LCD monitors and LCD TV's...


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yeah most of the time you have to feed through an all in wonder type card to get it to work properly... same reason you can't hook a game system up directly in most cases.
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How would a person go about hookng up a PC to an LCD TV??? Along w/ installing hd tv software and all that jazz?? I'm assuming a TV / Cable card would do the trick? ATI makes an HD receiver that plugs into an available PCI slot.... Is this a good thing to use?

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If you simply want to connect the TV to the PC than there are a couple of ways you can do this.
If the tv has a DVI port, than use that.
OR, if you have an ATI AIW (All-In-Wonder) or any video card that has VIVO (Video In, Video Out) use either S-Video, Composite, or Component. If you do this, the only way to get HD resolutions is to use component.

ATI makes a DVI ---> Component connection that you can use.
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Too bad my X850XT platinum video card doesn't have the vid in / vid outs ... All outputs. boo..

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my DLP tv has a VGA input, and a DVI input, i use the VGA input, with an incredible picture. I also have a NVIDIA --> Component converter and a ATI --> component converter.

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my DLP tv has a VGA input, and a DVI input, i use the VGA input, with an incredible picture. I also have a NVIDIA --> Component converter and a ATI --> component converter.
Why not DVI? Digital over Analog ANY DAY.
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Why not DVI? Digital over Analog ANY DAY.
the dvi provided an unclear picture, and didn't fit on the tv. I was very dissapointed, cause this was one of the few DLP's to have an actual DVI input. (not HDMI) I also bought this tv cause it had an actual "pc input" I dont know electronically what makes it better or worse.... but the analog on my tv looks fantastic, absolutely amazing, i play all my games on 46" dlp and it looks great. I've had several computers hooked up to it. I had my dad's hooked up, he has a x700 ati card, and i used the converter, through RGB components and it looked pretty good too. (better than my vga)

component > vga > dvi > svideo

in that order.

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Did you by any chance "play" with the settings in your video cards control panel?
I hooked up my PC to my buddies samsung DLP via DVI and it took a little tweaks in the driver to get the picture to show up the way I wanted to.
What kind of video card do you have?
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Did you by any chance "play" with the settings in your video cards control panel?
I hooked up my PC to my buddies samsung DLP via DVI and it took a little tweaks in the driver to get the picture to show up the way I wanted to.
What kind of video card do you have?

yea, thats another thing, my vid card is a lil weak to be doing that. Its an NVIDIA 5700le

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