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Old 10-28-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Potential problems with hooking up PC to HDTV

Hi all,

I am looking to hookup my PC to my samsung HDTV (DLP).

I currently have a nvidia geforce 6600GT. I am going to pickup a dvi-hdmi cord.

Are there any potential problems with doing it this way? I know my video card is not HDCP compliant though I cant figure out what will happen if do the hookup anyway.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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The worst thing that could happen is you won't get a signal.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:18 PM   #3
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The worst thing that could happen is you won't get a signal.
There is no concerns as far as damaging my tv (or less importantly my video card)?

I only ask this as I heard damage is possible without a HDCO compliant ved card.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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I thought that HDCP was only for HD video. It shouldn't be any different connected to the TV, as it is the video card that doesn't support it.
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I've never heard of damaging a video card if it can't produce output. Wait till other members chime in.
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Here's some info on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDCP It's just for displaying HD video. You won't experience any damage. I've hooked up computers that were manufactured far before HDCP.
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