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Need DVI -> HMI cable.. What kind ?

post #1 of 11
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I am working on my HTPC and going to hook it up to my Samsung HLS6187 via DVI -> HDMI. Is there a particular type or kind of cable ? A friend told me there are different types ?!?!?

Thanks
post #2 of 11
Dvi-d to Hdmi
post #3 of 11
Check out www.monoprice.com, great cables and awesome prices. I have a 25' DVI to HDMI that I use for my setup, and couldn't be happier.
post #4 of 11
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Thank you!
post #5 of 11
what valkyrie said, i love monoprice and have made 4 orders with everything perfect, i have a 10' DVI-HDMI which works beautifully
post #6 of 11
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I plugged in the DVI -> HDMI cable this morning. It got the picture size close, but still not there.

How can I adjust it to fit the screen now ? The TV doesn't have any adjustment via HDMI. It only does using the PC input.
post #7 of 11
Oooh, overscan/underscan. You may need to go into your service menu (on the TV) to fix this. (this is not a task for the meek) or you may be able to fix it with software like Powerstrip
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yeah it's underscanning. The desktop almost fits the TV but not quite and there is some bending on the top and bottom and a little on the sides.

Should I try Powerstrip or dig into the service menu? Can you point me in the direction on how to get into my service menu on the Samsung HLS6187 ?

Thanks
post #9 of 11
what video card are you using? ati and nvidia's drivers both have features that can lessen underscan/overscan issues. ati's catalyst also will give you some custom resolutions to choose from that can lessen the scanning issues.

unfortunately i've not seen any driver features that'd allow you to shift the image in one direction.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by jkcheng122 View Post

what video card are you using? ati and nvidia's drivers both have features that can lessen underscan/overscan issues. ati's catalyst also will give you some custom resolutions to choose from that can lessen the scanning issues.

unfortunately i've not seen any driver features that'd allow you to shift the image in one direction.


My video card is Radeon HD 2600 XT.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Phireman19 View Post

My video card is Radeon HD 2600 XT.

My guess is that the card is actually the culprit here, not the TV. I think the new ATI cards assume that the TV overscans, while this is actually not necessarily the case with new TVs.

Search for FixMyUnderscan.
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