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Solved HDMI to TV. No picture when both cable and port working?

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  1. vita

    vita Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Couldn't find any similar problems online.

    I am trying to connect my Desktop computer to the TV in the next room by a 5 meter HDMI cable, I got no picture.

    The same 5 meter HDMI cable (no name brand, not sure if relevant), works on a old laptop when connected to TV, so I assume the cable is working (didn't touch any settings).

    Then I connected an 0.5 Meter HDMI cable between the Desktop and TV, and it is working perfectly too (again, didn't touch anything setting), so I assume the Desktop HDMI port is working as well.

    Any ideas on why the 5 meter cable fail, where as the shorter one does work? Is it possible that the Desktop video-card is not sending a strong enough signal for the 5 meter cable? I am thinking of getting a new Desktop, will a newer/stronger video-card solve this issue?

    Sorry that I am a bit vague on the question.

    Thanks, V
     
  2. metallica5456

    metallica5456 Trusted Advisor

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    Its possible. Some video cards, esp onboard gpu's don't provide enough power to send a HDMI signal that far.
     
  3. vita

    vita Thread Starter

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    Thank you. I wasn't sure if it was possible for HDMI to lose signal strength at that distance. I will try again once I got the new desktop. Thanks again.
     
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    Sure. Good Luck.
     
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