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02-13-2012 09:43 AM
As I said I have a DV6157CL with blueray, and I can not get it to work with my HDMI cable to my HDTV to watch movies on. Is this a cable issue, or some dumb control HP or MS has installed to protect Blueray Movies. I am confused and need some assistance.
I saw a cable at best buy the stated on the front package "Laptop to HDTV" where as others did not mention this at all. The cable was also $50.00 for a 10 foot cable, which seemed a little high in price compared to other cables. So before I go and spend that much, can someone answer these question for me.
1) Can I use my DV7 like a blueray player on my HDTV?
2) Are there certain HDMI cables specifically to be used on "Laptop to HDMI" applications.
02-13-2012 09:58 AM
Yes you can use your laptop like a Blu-ray player for your TV.
You do not need a special HDMI cable for this purpose. I have a 300.00 dollar Monster Cable and a 25 dollar Wal-Mart cheapy and I can't see a difference.
Turn the TV on and boot up the laptop. Select the correct input on the TV and plug in the HDMI cable first on the TV, then into the laptop. If the TV does not detect the laptop, select away from the input on the TV and then back again.
Note that when you are watching a Blu-ray you must turn off the laptop monitor or it won't work. To do this press the "Windows" and "P" key at the same time and select "Projector Only"
Also, computer Blu-ray players are very finicky, you may be better off buying a stand-alone Blu-ray player. They are very inexpensive now-a-days.
02-18-2012 01:50 PM - edited 02-18-2012 01:51 PM
Try running this auto driver from AMD and see if a new one is available.
Always create a manual Windows restore point before installing a graphics driver.
I have seen this happen before, where to matter what a person does, the laptop will not connect to a TV.
Some Sony's seem to be the most problematic.