HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays. Many PCs now include the ability to output audio/video directly to an HDMI port.

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HDMI with resolution 2560 x 1440 possible?

I have an Acer 1810T and am going to buy a Dell u2711 with a resolution of 2560 x 1440.Can I connect the panel over HDMI with the Acer and use the 2560 x 1440 res?
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HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort

What are the pros and cons of each of these different display adapters and cables?From what I can understand, HDMI offers the ability to send audio along the same cable as well as the ability to do ...
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Converting DisplayPort and/or HDMI to DVI-D?

Newer Radeon video cards come with four ports standard:DVI (x2)HDMIDisplayPortIf I want to run three 24" monitors, all of which are DVI only, from this video card -- is it possible to convert ...
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Does HDMI cable “quality” actually affect transmission?

I really don't want to pay a ridiculous price for a "name brand" HDMI cable if it doesn't really do anything for me. I'm just curious: now that most transmission is digital (packetized) is there such ...
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How do I fix monitor detection in Windows 7?

I'm using Windows 7 + Windows Media Center for my HTPC. It works great except from one annoying issue. Whenever I turn off my TV while listening to music, the music stops for a second or while Windows ...
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HDMI to VGA convert

I just bought a new HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition laptop that has HDMI out. I already have a couple of monitors that are VGA and I'd like to hook up one of these to dual monitors. I've read some ...
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Does a HDMI-to-DVI (dual link) adapter exist? I don't care about the price

My monitor supports full-resolution display (2560x1440) only when connected to through either the DVI-D dual link port, or the DisplayPort.My laptop, though, has neither of these two kinds of output....
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Is HDMI hot pluggable?

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Dell XPS 17 L702X) to a TV via HDMI. In the process I've hot-plugged the cable several times, but to no avail. Could this damage the HDMI port on my laptop or TV?
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Use Nvidia optimus card for HDMI output

I have an ASUS laptop which has a 17" 1600x900 and Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia gt540M cardWhenever i connect to my 24" 1080p samsung TV, no app uses the nvidia card and what i'm forced to play games with ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI cable to transfer files between notebooks?

HDMI 1.3 bandwidth is over 10G. Notebook nowadays has HDMI port available. Is that possible that we use HDMI cable to hook up 2 notebook and perform file copy operation?
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Multiple monitors (3) in notebook using HDMI and vga port, with a graphic card only

I have a HP dv9830us laptop. It has a vga-out and a hdmi-out port.I want to know if it's possible to use 3 devices, each one with different displays, using just one graphic card - NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Is it possible to retain multi monitor settings when one monitor is “unplugged”?

Background InfoI recently completed a new 'Home Theater' setup in our new house. In the living room I have a TV and sound bar, and in my office on the other side of the wall I have my PC (running ...
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

I have a new 6870 Amd Radeon adapter with its drivers set to 1080p 60Hz resolution hooked up to a 2008 47" high end Samsung HDMI based TV. However, when the tv is turned to a different HDMI input -...
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Is there any DVI to HDMI converter with audio? [closed]

I have a laptop with VGA and DVI outputs, but no HDMI. I want to connect it to a HDMI TV.Is there any DVI→HDMI converter that also grabs audio? Obviously, the DVI port does not carry audio signal, ...
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Can the Microsoft Surface Pro drive multiple external monitors?

I am interested in simultaneously connecting two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panels to my Microsoft Surface Pro. Currently I am attempting to utilize a StarTech Mini DisplayPort to ...

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