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Connecting new Dynex HDTV to Dell Dimension 8200 to use as monitor


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Connecting new Dynex HDTV to Dell Dimension 8200 to use as monitor

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I am able to connect this TV to my old Dimension 8200 using s video cable but want to use VGA. the connections are there, but I get a "signal not supported" message when I try and connect. I susspect that the video card is too old,


Any ideas?


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    What video connections does your Dimension 8200 have (VGA/DVI/HDMI), and confirm what connections your new TV has?  I assume it'll have at least 2x HDMI ports?

    If the Dimension 8200 has a HDMI port, you're laughing.  Just get a HDMI - HDMI cable of suitable length, then select HDMI/the TV as the output device in your graphics card's options/configuration screen.


    The next best choice would obviously be DVI - since it's at least a digital signal. 

    If your system has a DVI port, and your TV HDMI, then you need a DVI - HDMI cable of suitable length.

    Finally there's VGA.  If your system only offers VGA, you'll need a VGA - HDMI cable of suitable length.


    Make sure you're using the most up-to-date graphics drivers, and... as I've already mentioned... set the output to your TV.

    Open the display display options, and click on the video card's TV (/Output Device) tab.

    Click Settings --> Advanced --> TV (/Output Device), and choose 'Enable output to TV'.
    Different brands of video cards may have slightly different wording of course - i.e. 'Output Device/TV'.


    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!


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