I am trying to connect my Dell XPS 8100 desktop to my Insignia
NS-L42Q-10A via the HDMI port. I know the HDMI port on my TV works as
I've had my Xbox 360 attached to it for a long time. Whether I start the
TV up first or the computer up first it doesn't matter, all I get is a
blank screen that says No Input. I can attach the TV via VGA cable and
that works fine. I've been all over Google and it looks like a few
people have had this problem, but so many different things worked for
different people with different drivers that I don't even know where to
My video card is a Radeon 5770 with Catalyst Control Center.
Are you using the HDMI port on the Video card? If not, that is the problem.
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When a video card is installed in the XPS 8100 the onboard HDMI port is disabled. Dell is aware of this but there is no workaround. As Fireberd said you must use a port on your video card.
XPS 8100 i7-860(8MB Cache, 2.8GHz), 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM @ 1333MHz, 750GB SATA 3.0GB/s 16MB Cache, nVidia GeForce GTS2401GB GDDR3, Dell ST2310 Full HD Widescreen Monitor, AverMedia G2 Combo hybrid TV Tuner, dual 16x DVD+/- RW dbl layer, Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD, Running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
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Wow, I have no idea how to do that. How do I access the HDMI port on the video card?
If it were me I would connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the video card. I don't have that card but it looks as though it has an HDMI connection. If it dosen't you will have to get an adapter or use DVI w/sep. sound. The video will be the same HDMI/DVI.