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Silly question (possibly) about HDMI 1.4 not being supported on older HDTV

#1MadTrigger13Posted 6/2/2012 1:57:11 PM
Hello all, a friend of mine recently got my new PC put together and I'm attempting to run it via HDMI into a older Samsung HDTV. When I attempt to do so I get the 'mode not supported' message and after trying to connect the PC to a newer TV of mine, it displays just fine (Both are widescreen TVs; 19inch doesn't display but 32 inch does).

Long story short, I found out that my motherboard is outputting HDMI 1.4 but my TV came out before 1.4, so it's not compatible. Is there a way of getting my PC connected via HDMI to my TV?

PC Specs:
Asus P8Z68-V LX
AMD 6850
i5
4GB RAM

TV model:
Samsung LE19R86BD 19"

Many thanks in advance and apologies for the technically inept question above :)
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#2kill2thisPosted 6/2/2012 2:13:52 PM
I could be wrong (1% chance) but I'm pretty sure HDMi is backwards compatible.
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#3kill2thisPosted 6/2/2012 2:15:46 PM
Couldn't find the option to edit so sorry for dp, try a different resolution?
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#4WerdnAndreWPosted 6/2/2012 2:53:09 PM
1.4 can work with all older revisions, the most likely problem is resolution.

Shut down the pc.
Start pc and keep pressing F8, this will bring up a menu.
Select "Enable low resolution video", this will set Windows to 640x480p which all tv's support through HDMI.
Once in windows you can select a resolution the tv supports. Some tv's don't support 1360x768 through HDMI if he has a 720p tv.
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#5MadTrigger13(Topic Creator)Posted 6/2/2012 5:02:35 PM
^ I didn't have an option to change the resolution from the F8 BIOS screen; I only had the option to change boot priority and power saving options. Is there something that I'm missing? It looks like we have the same motherboard, so hopefully it's something simple that I've missed :)
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#6WerdnAndreWPosted 6/3/2012 12:46:13 PM(edited)
F8 does not take you to the BIOS menu... This Windows menu will show when you press F8
http://maximumpcguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/windows_memory_diagnostic7.png
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