HDMI switching, home theater P.C. as a source

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  1. Snipes

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    I need some help here guy's. I have an AVR-3806 receiver and wanted to use my HTPC as a source. I bought a new graphics card a GeForce 7600GS with DVI out and a DVI-HDMI cable but it seems very uninterested in working with me. The audio is run coaxial digital and works fine. Oh yeah I guess I should add that I have a Gefen DVI splitter because I have it hooked up to an Apple Cinema HD monitor as well. Should I change plans?
     
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    what're the symptoms?

    for dvi output, make sure you're outputting at a standard HDTV resolution, usually your native resolution.

    PS i would take out the DVI splitter first before trying DVI->HDMI. digital splitting is very complex. say, why not get a video card with dual DVI output?
     
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    Thanks, Both monitor and the tv have been set to 1280X720, and I tried it with and without the splitter, nothing. I have no access (its on a brick fireplace) or would run vga also. The stupid masons filled my spare conduit with mortar. There is one hdmi one composite and 2 cat5e's and thats that.
     
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    60hz? sometimes graphics drivers output at a "optimal" refresh rate but some HDTVs can't accept such a high rate.

    have you tried a direct connection? meaning, from PC's DVI through DVI-HDMI and into the HDTV? if that doesn't work, something else is wrong.
     

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