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I was able to connect my PC to my TV via Firewire to HDMI. I had a crash and while I have installed everything it no longer connects. It just displays the desktop image, not what is going on on the PC. When I check the drivers there is no firewire driver listed, but there must have been one before because it worked. What am I missing.

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@oxcart

 

The following link shows specs of your computer

 

   https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c02839589

 

It does not have Firewire port, it only has the following ports at its back

 

Back I/O panel
  1. USB: 4
  2. LAN
  3. DVI-D
  4. D-SUB port (VGA port)
  5. Audio: Line in
  6. Audio: Line out
  7. Audio: Microphone

Did you buy Firewire card elsewhere and install to your computer ? Please post your question to that vendor.

 

Note: Two formats use entirely different technology, there is no way to directly convert one to the other. Because of its extensive use with home entertainment systems, HDMI technology carries a copy protection signal to prevent unauthorized duplication of copyrighted material, making it incompatible with FireWire. There's also a difference in the number of wires in the cables, and HDMI carries a 5-volt signal to power peripheral devices. FireWire has no such voltage.

 

Your machine has DVI port, why not use DVI-D to HDMI direct cable, only one thing missing: no sound because DVI-D does not carry sound, you need an adapter similar to the following one

 

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dvi-To-Hdmi-Video-Converter-With-Audio-/131984944500

 

Regards. 

BH
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@oxcart

 

The following link shows specs of your computer

 

   https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c02839589

 

It does not have Firewire port, it only has the following ports at its back

 

Back I/O panel
  1. USB: 4
  2. LAN
  3. DVI-D
  4. D-SUB port (VGA port)
  5. Audio: Line in
  6. Audio: Line out
  7. Audio: Microphone

Did you buy Firewire card elsewhere and install to your computer ? Please post your question to that vendor.

 

Note: Two formats use entirely different technology, there is no way to directly convert one to the other. Because of its extensive use with home entertainment systems, HDMI technology carries a copy protection signal to prevent unauthorized duplication of copyrighted material, making it incompatible with FireWire. There's also a difference in the number of wires in the cables, and HDMI carries a 5-volt signal to power peripheral devices. FireWire has no such voltage.

 

Your machine has DVI port, why not use DVI-D to HDMI direct cable, only one thing missing: no sound because DVI-D does not carry sound, you need an adapter similar to the following one

 

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dvi-To-Hdmi-Video-Converter-With-Audio-/131984944500

 

Regards. 

BH
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Thank you for your reply. I must have done that when I wanted connect my TV to my PC. I was told FireWire was better than USB.  Is there any way of finding our whose card it is, other that taking it out of the PC.

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I have been doing some search around and am begining to think I am using the DVI port, and not a Firewire. Is it possible to hook up a DVI port to the HDMI port on the TV. I use to be able to get excellent video and sound output from the PC to my TV. If I can how do I set up my DVI port. Thank you.

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@oxcart

 

Please read my previous reply again.

 

Regards.

BH
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