PC to HDTV Using DVI Problem

  MrSheen 16:23 29 Dec 2006

Hi All
Hope you all had a good Christmas!
I've just treated myself to a Philips 23" LCD HDTV for my bedroom and thought I could connect it to my PC using the DVI socket on my PC and the one on the TV. I've connected them ok but when I choose the PC option from the TV it says No Signal. I've tried unplugging my normal PC monitor but still nothing. I should've known it wouldn't be as easy as that! :) Can anyone shed any light on whether this is possible in the 1st place or what I'm doing wrong?


  anskyber 16:44 29 Dec 2006

Was there a CD with the TV for software to link the two?

  MrSheen 16:57 29 Dec 2006

Nope. No CD with the TV.

  anskyber 17:08 29 Dec 2006

Which model tv is it?

  MrSheen 18:01 29 Dec 2006

Philips 23PF4321

  rodriguez 18:29 29 Dec 2006

You should switch the PC off, unplug the PC monitor and plug in the TV, switch the TV to PC mode then switch the PC on. You should see the black & white POST screen the PC normally displays when it starts up, then the Windows logo then it should start into Windows. Windows should then see that the DV-I socket is being used and carry on working as normal.

  rodriguez 18:30 29 Dec 2006

PS for your TV, the Windows display resolution should be either 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 or 1280x768. No other display modes are compatible with it.

  anskyber 18:43 29 Dec 2006

The details for your TV suggest that the PC screen should be set to 1024x768 and a refresh rate of 60Htz.

To engage PC mode, wich I think is what you have done, choose DVI on the AV input control on your remote.

  MrSheen 15:16 30 Dec 2006

Thanks for the help. Am away at the moment but will try as soon as i get chance.

  MrSheen 20:23 03 Jan 2007

Right, ive tried it and selected DualView on my graphics card but nothings happening on the TV screen, it's just showing my desktop background. How can i get it so i can watch movies on there. ivetried setting it as a clone but it says it doesnt support that.
Thanks for your continued help! :)

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