This document pertains to HP or Compaq PCs with Windows Vista and an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connector for connecting a monitor or TV.
You can connect a monitor or television to your computer as the primary display (monitor) or as the secondary display. This document describes how to connect a television to your Windows Vista computer using an HDMI connection on an NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon graphics card in the computer, and how to use the card software to adjust settings.
Figure : An HDMI cable connector
Figure : An HDMI connector
The graphics card in your computer may have more than one connector. Most graphics cards support connecting one or two displays at a time.
Figure : HDMI connector on an example graphics card
When you use HDMI to connect your display, you need to adjust some settings through Windows Vista to hear sound through the display (as described in Selecting HDMI as the default audio device in Windows Vista). Because of this, HP recommends that you connect analog speakers to the computer Audio Line Out connector if you want to hear sound during the initial setup of the computer.