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12-19-2009 12:35 PM
Here is the post I was talking about..
12-21-2009 08:21 AM - edited 12-21-2009 08:21 AM
OK, so after investigating further I noticed the motherboard has 3 video outputs… LVDS1, LVDS2 and DVI. This unit is the 600XT, which we now know has the HDMI, Component inputs – NOT outputs.
The current configuration uses the DVI output on motherboard to feed the video input to LVDS module which allows switching between the 3 video sources (on board DVI, ext HDMI and ext Component) via a momentary contact switch.
Now the 600T series is advertised without the videogame hookups…. Which means video input to LVDS module should be missing. I speculate these machines use one of the LVDS outputs to feed the Touchscreen display.
Since I’m only interested in DVI (HDMI) out, can I just tap into the DVI feed signal from the motherboard to LVDS module(videogame inputs) and run an external DVI connector?
Or, since I really don’t need any video inputs can I just use LVDS1 or LVDS2 to feed the touchscreen and use the onboard DVI to feed an ext DVI connector?
HP engineers throw me a bone!
12-30-2009 07:20 AM - edited 12-31-2009 06:22 AM
OK - I bit the bullet. I purchased a HD PIX USB to HDMI converter. http://thehdpix.com/
It supports 720p which is good enough for our training facility. So our current cofig is 600XT > HDPIX > Key Digital splitter/amp > 4 42" Samsung Plasmas
HP - Recommend at least DVI out on the touchscreens .... you already have it on the motherboard, why not use the LVDS 1-2 for the touchscreen and the onboard for a external DVI .....
03-03-2010 03:55 PM
Hey there! I went to the website you went to and see the USB to HDMI costs $149.00. I haven't even received my IQ546t yet but it won't have a HDMI Port (in OR out) so i was thinking of getting THIS:
But i'm confused why mine is so cheap (under $20.00.) Am i missing something? Are there different qualities? Will mine work to hook up my IQ546t to our Plasma TV to watch Blu Ray from the IQ546t?
If not, Its not really a BIG deal, that's not why we got the Touchsmart, just thought if getting that cheap $17.00 cable it might be worth it to watch Blu Ray from our IQ546t.
It wouldn't be worth it to us to buy such an expensive USB to HDMI cable when i just saw a blu ray player (Sony) at Walmart today for $128.00.
So do you know if the cheap ($17.00) cable will work, or should we just go for the Sony Blu Ray player and not waste time or effort trying to watch Blu Ray from The Touchsmart?
Thanx so much, hope my question isn't too wordy
05-31-2010 06:05 AM
Did you ever try tapping the mother board as you described? I just got my Touchscreen and had everything in place...including my HP EX495 Home Server for hosting all DVD and BR videos only to find that this machine has no reasonable output for my purposes. I don't want to downgrade to 720...it defeats the purpose of all the $ I've spent. Anyway, if you tried it or have any more info...like detailed motherboard links (HP's were blurry)...I'd really appreciate it. Otherwise, it's back to HP with this machine...pitty, as I really like it in all other ways.
All the best,
08-31-2010 03:46 PM
I'm reading the numerous posts regarding HDMI to HDMI connections. I have a Touchsmart 600t which doesn't even seem to have an HDMI connector (Im nervous about ripping off the piece of plastic above the other cover to see if its actually there..) The HP Tech Support says that even if I did have it, I couldn't use it for tv, only a gaming console (this, despite the fact that the manual clearly states that it is for gaming AND a cable tv box). Since this is supposedly a full 1080 HD tv, I should be able to connect composite or an HDMI cable to the computer. HP tech support says it must be a coaxial cable. Okay, there is no cable card slot on the computer, so you MUST use a cable box. An HD cable box has only composite and HDMI output. So what am I missing? Am I supposed to just use a standard definition cable box since no cable company will support a direct coaxial feed?
Was buying this supposed All in One PC/TV just a waste of money?
08-31-2010 04:32 PM
If your model of the 600t does not have the HDMI input (and not all do!) then you can NOT use a cable box to get HD in.
Composite is not HD, it's standard def.
You're also wrong that it's a 1080 HDTV, it only is if it has the tuner card, and even then, it's based on OTA signals, NOT cable or satellite. The Touchsmart units are only HDTV when they are equipped with a tuner, and can only get OTA and what are referred to as "clear QAM" cable signals, they can not receive encrypted cable channels.