Connecting PC to LCD TV problem (DVI to VGA)

  pauljb 11:27 24 Apr 07
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I am trying to connect my brand new Dell PC to my 2yr old Philips LCD TV.

The PC has a VGA output and the TV has a DVI-D dual input.

I have connected a vga cable to the PC and a DVI converter to the other end and into the TV.

After doing this and booting up the pc and changing the tv to PC MODE, all it says is
"No input detected"

Am I doing something wrong - Please HELP!!!

  anskyber 11:32 24 Apr 07

Have you got a one way cable? Some are unidirectional.

  pauljb 12:28 24 Apr 07

I didnt know that you could get any other types!
So I need a bi-directional vga cable do I?

Thanks

  Payroll2 15:37 24 Apr 07

Another thing to try is reset your refresh rate to 60 Hertz before connecting to the tv.

  pauljb 09:12 25 Apr 07

Thanks Payroll2 for reply.

How do I reset the refresh rate? (Sorry to sound thick)!

Thanks

  anskyber 10:05 25 Apr 07
  harps1h 13:28 25 Apr 07

i have a phillips 26 tv, but to use it as a monitor there is a setting to changr to tell it is a monitor in your tv's menu

  pauljb 15:28 25 Apr 07

Thanks harps1h

I have changed the setting from av to pc and this doesnt work - is there another setting or is this what you meant.

Thanks again

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