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Q: Vizio TV connection to HDHomeRun device

Hoping this is the best place to post this.

I recently purchased a gadget called a HD HomeRun Prime from a company called Silicon Dust, Model HDHR3-CC (www.hdhomerun.com). They are located in Plesanton, CA. It is supposed to stream live TV at 1080i to “any screen on your home network” , i.e., “Smart” TVs, computers, media players, game consoles, laptops, Blu-Ray players, Android devices, etc. It has three digital tuners and connects to my Verizon FiOS cable with an Ethernet cable going back to the Wi-Fi router. There is a slot for a Motorola “M-Card” (CableCARD) which I have obtained, installed and activated. Verizon charges $4.99/mo. to rent this card. This is supposed to give you the ability to stream the live TV to three devices (wirelessly) without having to rent additional set-top boxes from Verizon at $11.99/mo. The product literature stated that it was “dlna certified” but did NOT mention that devices intended to be used with it also HAD to be dlna certified or compliant. The only requirement it places on TVs is that they be “Smart.” (See http://www.hdhomerun.com/company/about/ for a more detailed technical explanation.)

Soooooooooooo, I went out and bought two Vizio E241i-A1W TVs. They are “Smart” 1080p technology. The software supplied with the device is installed on an ACER NetBook running Windows 7. This is able to connect to the device, wirelessly through the Wi-Fi router and displays all of the channels (including premium) I am able to see on the TV attached to the set-top box.

Now, the issue: I can find no way to connect the Vizio(s) to the device. The TV is set up and connected (wirelessly) to the Wi-Fi router, i.e., it sees the SSID of the router, is assigned an internal IP address from the router (192.168.1.xx), and the TV is "visible" on the router's browser home screen. This is as far as I can get. I can find no configuration option in the TV’s menu that gets me anywhere. I was thinking there would be a screen that showed me the device and/or its three tuners and let me “pair” the TV with one of them. No dice. Or, I thought there would be an option in the device set-up that would allow me to enter the local IP address of the TV and pair it with one of the tuners. Nope. There doesn’t seem to be any kind of downloadable app from the TV’s Yahoo store that will allow this connection.

Soooooooooooo, I presented all of this information to the Support sections of both Vizio and Silicon Dust. Vizio, for it’s part was completely clueless about this device (HD HomeRun Prime), what it is for and how to connect to it. Since there is no way to install the device software on the TV (as I did on the NetBook), the only thing Vizio could tell me was that in order for the TV to obtain programming content from the router, it (the TV) would have to have a CableCARD slot of its own (which it does not have) for the card to be plugged into. This, of course, is in conflict with the concept of the HD HomeRun device. Silicon Dust replied that “Vizio TVs do not support DLNA and thus will not work with HDHomeRun PRIME.” (Would have been nice to know this from their literature before I purchased the TVs.) From what I have read on other forums, this may not be strictly true, only that the dlna implementation is “not ideal”. Then, in a later email from Silicon Dust they said. “Connecting devices don't need to be DLNA certified, but they do need to actually implement DLNA properly. Vizio TVs have something that sort of vaguely resembles DLNA, but isn't remotely close to a proper implementation and doesn't work correctly. Sony and Panasonic probably have the best implementations. Samsung sometimes works and sometimes doesn't - they have a lot of issues with device discovery.”

Do some Vizio models incorporate dlna and some (including mine) do not? Is there any way around this issue? Am I screwed? Do I need to buy different (brand) TVs that are more dlna friendly? Anybody want to but these Vizios?
Is there a more appropriate forum in which to discuss this issue?

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A: Vizio TV connection to HDHomeRun device

The two methods would be via app/software or DLNA.

DLNA support is a feature, and isn't supported on all models/brands. If it's supported, it should be listed in the specs. I didn't see it mentioned in the User Manual for your TV.

If Silicon Dust states it won't work, then it sounds like you are out of luck. If there was a work around, or even a solution that works on some models, they would be the ones to know.

I was looking for a supported TV list on their site, but couldn't find one.

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Hi - Not sure this is a networking issue but I don't see an obvious category. I've got a Vizio Model D50-D1 tv and wanted to add a Vizio 38"soundbar and woofer. I asked Vizio if my TV is Bluetooth compatible and got a silly answer that did not answer my question. My conclusion is that it does not have Bluetooth and so my question is whether there is an external device I can add to the TV that will allow me to pair it with the Bluetooth soundbar. I know that the small USB dongle to a computer does not work. However, are there other devices out there that might plug into the TV's USB or other port?
 

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1. using Vizioxwr100 router
2. have a WD2500JB HDD (USB)
3. when HDD connected directly to pc, it can be accessed.
4. when HDD connected to router, router identifies it as WD HDD ON status PAGE...but
5. PC CANNOT see it in Win Explorer

What can I do? the WD HDD is my network storage unit.
 

A:Solved: WD HDD USB connection to Vizio router

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Hello Tech Support Gang,
I have 20mbps TimeWarner Cable internet.

I have a Motorola Surfboard extreme cable modem SB6141 and a TRENDne tAC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router.

When I use http://www.speedtest.net/ on my pc I get 20mbps download speeds. This is wireless and through the router.

However, my Vizio M651D-A2R TV and PS3 both experience limited internet speeds... 9mbps or slower when I test their connections.

The internet connection affects my viewing of 3d and super highdef videos on netflix. When I try to play 3d the message indicates my connection is not fast enough.

I then plugged my TV directly into the cable modem... there was no impact on download speed. So it is not the router.

My next step is to try using my PC as a proxy like explained here: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=34192

Ideally I would not have to do that. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!!
 

A:Slow connection speed on Vizio TV and PS3

Are you sure those two devices have 100/10 Mbps ethernet; not 10 Mbps ethernet adapter?
 

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I haven't had any problems until today.

The tuner is not recognized, but the green lights are lit.

I unplugged and replugged and did a reboot - no help.

I tried to reinstall, but it can't find the tuner.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Paul

A:Hdhomerun tuner not being recognized

I assume this is hooked up to your PC?

Can you see the device in your PC's network?

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I recently got this for my Windows 7 machine, and it is great.
Recording is easy with Media Center, but I would also like to get one for my XP computer.

Will this product work with that and are there any free recording programs that I can use in conjunction with it?

Thanks,
Paul

A:Hdhomerun recording question - XP

Take a look at MediaPortal
MEDIAPORTAL - a HTPC Media Center for free!

Here is an old Hdhomerun / XP thread you can look at that may help
What to use as PVR software control for HDHomerun

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I tried searching for a resolution for the past couple days, but nothing seems to work. A couple weeks ago everything was fine, I could stream wirelessly my media from my PC (Windows 7) to my Vizio E60i-A3, then all of a sudden my PC stopped showing up in the device list in the media menu. As far as I could tell, nothing had changed, so I was not sure why it stopped working. I could still stream from my android phone, but I could not see my PC from the TV.

I have checked my PC settings, streaming is on but the TV is not listed in the devices, network discovery and file sharing are both on, and under WMP both allow remote control and automatically allow devices to play my media are both checked under the stream menu.

After days of trying to figure this out, I have tried resetting TV to factory defaults and setting it back up, I have formatted my computer so it's a fresh installation (I have also tried turning off all firewalls and antivirus), and I have also reset router (Verizon FIOS router MI424WR) to factory defaults. I still cannot see my PC under the dlna media list, but I can see my android phone.

One other thing to note is that I can ping the TV from both the router and the PC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me crazy!
Joe
 

A:Vizio DLNA

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Trying to stream a movie on my vizio tv via an hdmi cable from this laptop; I get the picture but no audio. Suggestions?

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i got a p65-e1 vizio 4k tv back in january. i use it as my pc moniter. i'm running a dual boot 7/10 pc. windows 10 works fine on the tv. win 7 keeps crashing. i have tried troubleshooting this thing for months now including doing a fresh install of windows. even with just windows 7 and no extra's(except drivers) installed it still crashes. i am fairly certain that it is something to do with this tv. i didn't have this problem with my old 1080p samsung. i have messed with the pc and have it where win 7 is stable most of the time. any idea what's going on and how to fix it? win 10 is not my favorite os so i'd really like to get win 7 back to working. btw, the tv is connect directly with an hdmi cable from the gpu to the tv. btw, right now it mainly crashes on some video games and any kind of web video(i.e. youtube). but if i don't tinker with it then it will crash just anytime. doesn't even have to be doing anything.

i7-4790k 4.7ghz
evga 1080sc(main gpu)
msi 970(mainly for physics)
evga 1000w gold psu
asrock extreme 6 z97 mobo
4x8 corsiar vengenace ram 2400mhz
evga liquid cooler on the cpu
 

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Using my default DNS Server, I can't open WWW.Vizio.com - I get Page Not Found.
I can ping www.vizio.com without issues.

In Network Properties, I changed the IPv4 DNS Server to use Google DNS servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4)
With that change, I can open the Vizio site.
Vizio is the only site I have seen a problem with.

I tested on 2 PCs (Win 7), with Firefox 9, and IE9 - same problem.

I have at&t Uverse with a 2Wire Gateway ( Internet, TV, Phone ) in Greensboro, NC.

Has anyone else ever seen this kind of issue?
Is it an ISP DNS server problem, or could there be some issue in my home?

I was helping someone remotely (Teamviewer), and had no problem opening the Vizio site from their PC using default DNS server (Verizon ISP).

Thanks, David

A:WWW.Vizio.com - Page Not Found

restart the pc or reset the adapter

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How do I setup to use an external USB HD (as NSD) connected to Vizio xwr100 router. Vizio thinks it is a media device and makes no connection which can be found with Win Explorer

 

A:vizio xwr100 router...win 7 os

Another source claimed: "In order to have a USB drive attached to a Vizio router to be read/write it has to be formatted FAT or FAT32. NTFS drives will be set to read-only"

I tried my other USB HD (WD My Book...FAT32) USB connected to Vizio xwr100 router...still didn't work...
 

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I'm having no luck getting my XPS 13 running Windows 10 to output video to my Vizio 4K TV. My XPS has DisplayPort (not Thunderbolt), so I'm using an DisplayPort male to HDMI male adapter cable. I have tried every HDMI input on my TV and adjusted numerous display settings on the XPS, all to no avail. The only thing I ever see on my Vizio screen is "No signal". My XPS has integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400, driver version 20.19.15.4331. Also DirectX version 12.0.
This problem seems to be specific to my Vizio, because when I connect up the XPS to any other monitor or TV via HDMI, the video displays perfectly. The Vizio has no trouble with any other device connected to it via HDMI, such as a Blu-ray player.
Any settings or configurations I should try on the XPS and/or Vizio? I have rebooted the XPS, switched HDMI cables, and so on.

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Hello. I have a GTX 1080 and two displays. One is a Qnix 2710 Evolution II @ 100hz, and the other is a Vizio D50u D1 with 3840x2160 @60hz.

A few days ago, I was able to switch from my monitor to TV by simply turning it on. After I pressed the TV's power button, the monitor would automatically shut off, and the TV would run at 4k 60hz.

With no new driver updates/noticeable changes to the TV or graphics card, the TV display has stopped working as a monitor all together. I get "No signal". Nvidia control panel does recognize the display, but now shows my TV as "SGD FRCX". It was "D50U-D1" a couple days ago.

My Qnix monitor runs just fine by the way.

It gives me options to set the resolution (which does nothing since the display doesn't show), but does not give me the option to set it to the native 3840x2160 @ 60hz like it did before.
I re-installed my graphics drivers and the problem still persists. I'm not too sure what to do.
 

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I have a Vizio 32L and run an HDMI and a separate sound cord from my HP Window 7 computer. I can get both the video and the sound to work great, just not at the same time. If I can get video on HDMI 1, sound is on 2, and the opposite. Please help before I go insane.
 

A:Vizio HDMI to Laptop

Are you running HDMI from point to point or is it being converted from DVI to HDMI? If its HDMI all the way, you shouldn't need an extra sound cord and somewhere in the audio out settings should be for audio over HDMI (might have to dig through some documentation to find it).
If you have to run sound seperate, is there seperate audio ports for each HDMI on the monitor? Usually there's only one for one port. Are they hooked up opposite for some reason? You are hooking up video to HDMI one and audio to HDMI one analog audio and the audio only comes through when switched to HDMI 2? Very strange if so, and hooking up audio to HDMI 2 with video still on one produces the same result?
 

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Hello,
I have a question about a laptop from work.  I'm not sure about all the specs so if you could just give me some ideas to try, it would help me hopefully.  My boss has a Dell laptop running Windows 7 that he just recently bought from Dell.  We are trying to connect this laptop to a Vizio TV through HDMI.  We are able to project the presentation video with older laptops with no trouble.  When We try to connect with new laptop it detects the TV on the laptop but the video will not transfer to the TV.  Is there a setting somewhere that need to be setup?
Thanks

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Hello,Thanks for your time!

I have a vizio vbr122 player that wont play discs, i put a disc in it says "loading" then "no disc" then "open" and disc tray opens, ive run network tests,checked parental controls,
and everything is good, netflix works it just wont play my discs(brand new ones). only had it about 4yrs.
not sure what else to do.

Thanks for your time!!!

Jerry
 

A:vizio vbr122 not playing discs

For a Vizio product from that time frame 4 years is a good lifespan.
 

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I am trying to connect my HP2000 (running win 10) laptop to a 32 inch Vizio TV. Using hdmi cable. (also have tried another hdmi cable still same results). I get message on the tv saying "retreiving data" then goes to message "not support". Using hdmi port 2. Is there settings in the computer or tv that I need to change?  If you reply, keep it simple!! I am only 80 yrs old.. As a feller said, walk me thru it SLOW>>

A:How to connect HP2000 laptop to a Vizio tv

Hi, There are 2 unknown factors which won't allow me to answer your question (a) What is your HP 2000 ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 (b) What is the model of your Vizio TV ? I need to know their available ports before In can answer. Regards.

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I have a Vizio VBR122 Blu Ray Player. It worked fine the first few months I owned it. It even read a 500GB external hard drive that I had plugged into the USB port on the front, even though it didn't state it would playback video through USB.

Since the player isn't supposed to support video playback from USB, customer support is worthless. I had the hard drive plugged into it and set up like a media library.

All of a sudden it stopped reading from it one day, no idea why. It also won't play brunt DVDs. I have attempted to burn movies to DVD+RW (which it says it supports) in AVI and MPEG format but the player doesn't recognize it. It simply ejects it back out.

Any ideas?
 

A:Vizio VBR122 Blu Ray Player Issues

Regarding the external drive - these are typically less reliable than internal drives and fail more frequently - often because of a failed interface converter board in the enclosure rather than the drive itself. Have you tried it on a PC recently to see if it's still working properly? You can also test it for possible failure on a Windows PC with Seagate SeaTools for Windows (doesn't matter what make it is).
Click "Downloads" on this page: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

As for the Vizio not playing AVI & MPEG, does it expressly support those formats?
 

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I have a vizio monotor that I am connecting to my Yoga 900 via the cable below. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XDMKQKJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It will not recognize the monitor, altough I haven't tried anything extensive to get it to work.Does anyone have any advice for troubleshooting or will I need to get a new cable ? Thanks in advance. 

A:Yoga 900 to external vizio monitor

I have a 910 and a 920 connected to a Vizio 1080p television using a Trendnet adapter. Might give that a try.
 
You might also need to enable an external display in Settings > System > Display.  But to my knowledge, Lenovo USB-C ports aren't Thunderbolt, so some things that work well on an Apple won't on anything else. 

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Hi guys,

I was in the middle of watching a YouTube video when suddenly the screen went black - the sound still played and the backlights continued to function, but nothing on the screen otherwise. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a small defect on the panel: on the bottom right corner, there is a circle/cluster of pixels, about an inch around.

Again, my TV is a VIZIO M50-C1 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model), and I've only owned it for 3 years.

I've attempted power cycling, pressing suggested button combos on my remote control to reactivate the screen, but nothing's worked. Am I screwed here, meaning, do I have a faulty panel, or could it possibly be a less severe problem?

Any ideas?

Thank you everyone for reading this far and for any suggestions.

-Sean
 

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53, AMD64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 79798 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Navarro
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The router has all settings for default. It has a FAT 4GB flash drive (I tried also with NTFS) in the USB port. I followed the instructions in the manual (Chapter 4 Accessing USB Storage) and I can't make it work the two first options:
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2. Via computer network, the manual says "browse your network for the name of the USB" but the drive doesn't show up in file explorer.
I can only see it as Digital Media Server. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
 

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Have a Vizio tv that can see the wireless - NetGear router. The internet service is through HughesNet. Laptop, iPhone, and iPad have no issues connecting to wireless.
 

A:Vizio TV sees wireless but won't connect

do you have wireless security enabled on the router - if so I would log into the router and remove the security and se if the TV can connect with no security
if not then with no security enabled
post back the TV netwrok settings

IP address
subnet mask
default gateway

is it set to manual or automatic detect/dhcp

from the laptop
post back a ipconfig /all

we can then try to manually set up the connection

once working - we can then try and put the wireless security back on again

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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highl... Read more

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I have an HP Z420 with a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 video card. When I try to connect the Display prot to HDMI cable to my Vizio 42" TV 1080P 120Hz TV I am not getting a signal. I have also tried connecting the HDMI to other monitor and TV still no signal. Please help!!!

A:Displayport to HDMI Vizio HD TV not working

Have you ensured that the HDTV and the displays are set to recieve a signal from the port you plug into on the devices? HDTV's and displays have onscreen menus that allows you to set the input port.

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When I plug in a Vizio as a second monitor with my B540, my GEForce video card insists that my primary monitor on the B540 is monitor 2 and Vizio is monitor 1.  I can't figure out how to switch them. Even though my B540 is marked as primary, it will not allow me to make it monitor #1. I've unplugged the Vizio and then it becomes monitor #1, but as soon as that HDMI extension cord goes in, it switches the B540 to monitor 2, time and time again. 

A:B540 and Vizio monitors are confused

Here's how to change primary displays with a dual monitor setup.  Open the Control Panel (icons view), and select Display.From the links on the left hand side, select Change display settings.Alternatively, you can right click on an empty area on your desktop and select Screen Resolution.Under Change the appearance of your display, you will see multiple display and your current main display will have small window around it and a notification at bottom with This is currently your main display.Click on the display that you want to make your main display.Check the box next to Make this my main display, and click on Ok to apply.




I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. I'm a volunteer; I don't work for Lenovo.

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I have a T430s with the NVIDA graphics card and the Mini Dock 3.  My monitor is old, and I was going to buy a new one.  However I won a 24 inch Vizio TV at a work raffle and since it's too small to use for a regular TV I thought it might make a good monitor.  I have the HDMI adapters that came with the dock. Would there be any technical issues that I should be aware of or that would present a problem(s)? Thanks for any/all help!!! GBA  





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Lenovo support says that to connect my laptop to my TV, all I need to do is connect them with a HDMI cable.  I've done that with 2 different cables, and the Edge doesn't recognize the TV.  I just had it connected (successfully) to another E-series Vizio Smart TV, and it worked like a charm - after I spent a week trying to figure out what was wrong.  I don't remember what I did - as I recall, it just worked one time.

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Hey all.

First time posting on the forum for me. I just got home from college and started using my wifi, thinking that it would be insanely faster than my horrible dorm wifi. However, I noticed that my speeds weren't that great. So I did a speed test on speedtest.net and found these results - 1.78 down, 10.60 up.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3121786579.png

This was immediately after I was playing an online FPS, so that may have been why it was ultra-low. However, even now after I have stopped playing, i'm getting a mere 6.41 Mbps down.

I thought maybe it was Comcast/xfinity that was the problem. however my brother did a speed test and got like 80 down 11 up. Anyone know what the problem might be? It seems like it has something to do with my computer since my brother's getting such good speeds.

I tried this one fix on the internet that told me to reset my isp or something like that. After doing that I got around 11 up, but that quickly deteriorated back down to 1-3 up after I started my online game.

Please help me fix this problem.

Sincerely,
~A worried consumer

A:High Upload low download [Vizio CT14T-B0]

3 Suggestions:
1. Hardwire 2. Cleanboot 3. Move computer or Router

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I work at an airport and we just purchased a 42" LCD monitor for our flight information display monitor we are putting near our ticket counters. We hooked up the TV this past weekend and took a VGA cord from the back into the office behind it.

Today I took the laptop we are using down to the office and went about my business.

Here is the rundown:
-At home, I just plugged this laptop into the VGA cord connected to my Samsung 32" and wah-lah, it worked fine as you can see in the photo below. The laptop screen turned off and the resolution was perfect on the television.

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-At the airport, I had numerous problems. For one, the laptop screen would turn off as it should when it connected to the VGA. Secondly, the resolution, as you can see in the image below, is a royal mess.

Image:

I would appreciate ANY and all support on this! I am going back up there Wednesday when I work again, so I have a good 36 hours of time to hear your input and to answer your questions.

FYI: When I used it at home, I could click FN-F4 to turn the monitor on, to have it running on both monitors, or to turn it off. When at the airport, this was not working at all.

Thank You!
 

A:Issues Connecting Laptop to Vizio 42"

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Hi, I'm trying to use my Vizio TV as a monitor for my dell Inspiron n5050 using VGA/SVGA video cable. I clicked "detect" in the display section of the control panel and an alternate monitor does not appear. The cord is secure and the TV is on the right setting. What am I doing wrong? Do I need a driver?

Thanks

A:How do I use my vizio TV as a monitor for my dell Inspiron n5050 (VGA)

I think the setting would be extend desktop

you will still have a picture on the laptop but will extend to the vizio like a dual monitor effect

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Can anyone explain how, or if, I can send content from an iPhone 4S to a Vizio M551d-A2 smart TV? And if it cannot be done directly then is there some type of workaround to get there?
Specifically, I want to download a digital magazine to my iPhone and then read it on the Vizio TV. The magazine can only be downloaded to an iPhone or iPad. The phone and the TV both share the same Wi-Fi network.
I have found several iPhone apps that purport to support this but when I try to set them up they say that this Vizio model is not supported.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:send content from iPhone 4S to Vizio M551d-A2

Not sure if this was part of the several Iphone apps you mentioned though http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/
 

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I have a VIZIO VBR200W Blue ray player that I have not connectedo my TV yet.
I was wondering it can get some free services form the internet or is it limited
to only accessing Netflex, Vudu, Pondora? Can some other free services be
added to this device. I think there are some free services available but I don't
know what they are. Any suggestions on the free or cheapest services?

I also have an older TV set which only has coxial connector. Is there a way
to connnect my VIZIO VBR200W Blue ray player to it?
I am a little new to Blue ray players so can somone give me some insight.

Thank you,
 

A:VIZIO VBR200W Blue ray player available services?

The only supported services are what is already provided by the player firmware/software. There may or may not be updates to the player software, but you would need to check with Vizio to confirm.

Connectivity to the old TV is not possible.
 

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Ok, here we go! First off, new to the forum - looks like a great place to be.

Have a Dell Inspiron 531s, and it came with a Dell 17" rectangular monitor, connected by USB. After changing the OS from Vista to XP Pro, I've now upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, so I though ti would be great to add a new wide screen monitor. I looked at the Dell offerings, the the model I use at work is a 24", and the price is $270. Looking around at WalMart, and I noticed a Vizio 24" LCD TV was selling for $148. Looking at the box, it states it is PC compatible. Great - $270 vs. $148 - I'll bite!

The only means of connecting from my Inspiron to the Vizio is via a VGA cable (HDMI would have been nice). The idea of going to the wide screen was to allow either split screen or two windows side-by-side, but that's not working out. Seems as though I can't adjust the resolution. The Vizio is identifed as a generic PnP monitor with 1360 x 768 DPI and 60 Hertz refresh. I though perhaps my graphics driver just needed to be updated. The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, version 5.61.32.25.2.

The big question - can I change the resolution? Right now the icons and print are at about 125%. Please keep the tips simple, because I know enough to be dangerous! Thanks much! Rich

A:Added Vizio 24" LCD monitor - Can't change resolution - Need help!

Make sure the laptop is set to show ALL resolutions possible, the video card may just not display that resolution.

The VGA connection may be the problem.

What is the native resolution of the Vizio 24" TV

Is it 1080p or 720p?

All this information is on the box.

Post a manufacturer`s link to the Vizio TV.

I would never use an HDTV as a computer monitor ( they look terrrible ) you can get a 24" PC monitor much cheaper then $270, keep looking.

I only use my Sony Bravia for the occasional movie from the PC.

Other then that it`s strictly for Blu-Ray or HDTV

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what are steps to cvonnect vizio tv to internet and then connect broadband to get Netflix?
 

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my Vizio TV (VF552XVT) can no longer find any wireless access points even after inputting SSID or IP information. Other wireless devices (my phone) are able to connect wirelessly. Everything was working fine until a power outage about 3 days ago.
 

A:Vizio TV no longer finds wireless access points

I'm having the same problem )-:
 

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Hi, I went through all forums I could think of searching for an answer to this issue I'm having and found nothing remotely close to it, so now I'm creating a new thread.

Here's what happened:
Decided to use 32" Plasma Vizio tv for my monitor. Connected it through HDMI to my Nvidia 460 GTX graphics card. Image was terrible, sound did not work for anything but video games... unless I ran the video game then turned on something else like music or a movie... the sound would not work causing whatever program being used to crash. So I said to myself, picture isn't great enough for the sound issue and I disconnected the tv and returned to my old monitor using a VGA cable with DVI converter for the graphics card.
Since this terrible decision I've had a recurring issue with my sound not initializing when trying to play music or movies and sometimes even games. This is what happens.
My system starts up and all system sounds work great! Then I try to play music on Windows Media Player... it loads a song continuously but never plays... so I turn it off and the window closes but the process remains open in Task Manager forcing me to end its process. To get sound to work again I have to go to youtube.com and play a video (which sometimes fails because of the same issue).
WMP aside, some other issues that have arisen include games not starting up because of sound failure. For instance, Counter-Strike Source will load, reach the splash screen of the main menu and will crash... ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Audio Drivers murdered by Nvidia and Vizio... PLEASE HELP ME!!

Run System Restore - choose a restore point when the system last functioned properly -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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When I connect a cable from my Toshiba laptop (running Windows 7) to my Vizio TV I can see on the TV what I see on the laptop but I can hear only from the laptop's internal speaker.

I've tried this using 2 different HDMI cables and with 2 different Vizio TVs. I've verified in my laptop that the Realtec sound driver is enabled (but that's only possible when the laptop is connected to the TV) and selected as default.

What can I do to hear the laptop video through the TV?
 

A:No Sound in Vizio HD TV Speakers from Toshiba Sattelite Lapt

You have to change your default sound device once you make the HDMI connection. Right click your sound icon (with the TV connected w/HDMI cable), select playback devices, then select the HDMI connection and set as default.
 

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Hi I am posting this to find a solution to the resolution issue

Before i bought the hd6870 i was using a hd5770 that i still have but when it comes to switching resolutions the new card doesnt reconize the 1920/1080 it only reconizes the 23 inch 1680 x 1050

it kinda bothers me it wasnt like this before now it wont give me a option to fix resolution it says 1920x1080 but in turn it is really 1680x1050 i dont know if i need to re do the driver or what can someone give me a idea?

A:hd6870 not reconizing the native resolution on vizio 37 inch hdtv

Quote:
dont know if i need to re do the driver


If that means what I think it means and you swapped the cards without uninstalling and re-installing the driver, then that is what you should do.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2805 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA ION, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102399 MB, Free - 56714 MB; D: Total - 120693 MB, Free - 110046 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 1215N
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Tried with no success:
Fn/F8, microsoft key/P
Settings in nVidia cannot find duplicate or clone options
Seems like i can only have 1 screen at a time NO CLONING
When I toggle Fn/F8 or ms key/P I can only see the desktop theme only with no icons on either laptop or hdtv but not on both
seems like system is not detecting the hdtvhelp plx
 

A:unable to clone Asus Eee with Vizio HDTV via wireless HDMI

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I am letting those who are having trouble connecting to Netgear n600 Routers Dual Band Gigabit Router, with their Vizio Smart TV with built in Wi Fi.

I went through a very exasperating day today, trying to resolve this problem.

It took these tech's about 3 hours to resolve my problem. Be prepared to be patient and have them repeat questions over and over, you will not be able to tell what they are saying, they speak fast, do not listen when you tell them to slow down. It was a session of repeating each question and what I needed to to at least 2 or 3 times. My experience was one very unsatisfactory. The only thing is it does work now.

You can get it done by calling support for Netgear, they connect to customer service in India which is a third party company with a completely different name. I paid $39.99 to give them remote access to my PC to be able to connect. It was so difficult to understand what they are explaining with very thick accents from India. The price I had was because my Router was within a 90 warranty period for the software itself, but not any tv support options. They did a remote scan of my system and did in fact connect the Vizio. I could not tell what they were doing to get it going. I would of let anyone know if I knew how they did it. They did mention doing a firmware update and at one point wanted me to connect my laptop directly to the router. I was unable to do this because my battery is missing and using ac power only, so to unplug and p... Read more

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Hi,

Looking for help on ad-hoc wi-fi network between Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop running Win 7 Ultimate and Nokia N79 running Symbian S60v3

I want to view live tv on my phone. A USB TV tuner card is connected to laptop which is in turn connected to Satellite DTH receiver. I can see TV in my laptop in Win Media Center and dedicated app provided by USB TV card maker.

I know basics - I have to connect phone and laptop via ad hoc wi fi connection. Run VLC player, select source and use rtsp:// protocol with .sdp extension.

I do all this but yet get unable to connect on real player in phone.

Pls share details about configuration settings of ad hoc connection ipv4 settings etc.

What am i missing?
 

A:Ad Hoc Connection between Lap and Mobile Device

At best I'll be of minimal help here, as there is so much I do not know about the phone and the special apps you are using.

For the ad-hoc wireless I recommend to get it working unsecured before trying to add encryption. You can leave it as a dynamic connection and then each device will be assigned an APIPA (169.254.x.y). This is a pain, however, because it takes a while for the two devices to get talking to each other and you don't immediately know the IP addresses in case you need to do some troubleshooting. So, I recommend assigning static IPs--suggest 10.0.0.10 on one machine and 10.0.0.20 on the other. Mask 255.255.255.0.

When you think that the network should be working open a Command prompt on the laptop and

ping 10.0.0.20 (assuming the phone was assigned that IP)

If you get replies you know you at least have one way communication.

If you have a non-Windows firewall or security suite on the laptop you may have to configure it for the desired access.
 

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please help

i'm using powershell on windows 7 and i want to get the device path from an external usb hub's port to an attached USB device. powershell is great in reporting back a ton of information but it does not show which hub/port that a device is attached to. basically
id' like to get back the same information that UsbTreeView returns but via console so that i can write an automated script that calls the powershell command like below.
powershell -command "& {get-wmiobject -class Win32_USBControllerDevice -computername "LocalHost" -namespace "root\CIMV2" }"


Thanks

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I Have An Hp Desktop With Video Integrated On The Motherboard Rather Than A Separate Video Card.

I Want To Have A Second Monitor So I Can View One Document While Typing Information From It Into A Report.

I Purchased A Usb Connected Second Video Device So I Could Avoid Having To Open The “box” And Deal With Inserting An Additional Pci Card.

The Manual That Came With The Usb Device Says That If Your Computer Has An Integrated Video On The Motherboard That There Is A Utility In Its Software That Always Sets It As The Primary Display Monitor.

It Further Says That There Is Also A Utility That Disables This “always Primary Monitor” Feature, And It Can Be Run By Clicking On The “safely Remove Hardware” Icon In The Task Bar.

The Manual States That The “usb Device’ Setup Must Designate The Monitor Connected To It Must Be Set As The “primary Monitor” For This Device To Work.

I Tried To Change The New “usb” Monitor To The “primary” In Windows Display Settings But When I Make The Changes And Do The “re-start” Windows Requires To Effect The Changes, The Original Monitor Always Appears As The Primary Again, As Indicated Above, In The Manual For The “usb Device”

When I Click On The “safely Remove Hardware” Icon In The Task Bar, I Do Not See Anything That Refers To Disabling The “on Board Primary Monitor”.

Going To Windows Device Manager And Clicking On Monitors, I Can See The Original Primary Monitor And The New “usb Monitor” And They Both Show As “device Op... Read more

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Ok, here is they story. I got a new laptop and while it was on the docking station accidentally unplugged the cord. The computer froze and i shut it down and turned it back on, alright. Now I go to connect to my dial up provider and in the white action log box in the upper left hand corner I get the message..."the connection device assigned to this phone number or connection was now found". I can not sign onto the internet now . I do not know what happened here. I assume its something modem oriented...I don't know how to fix it or where to go to fix it. Please, all help is appreciated and detailed steps would help because I am a noob.
 

A:Cant find connection device?

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

Let's also see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Hello

I encountered a problem with my internet connection and I believe it may have to do with DNS. I can't access the internet at all on my laptop, neither Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox work. I ran a diagnostics test and received this message: "The remore device or resource won't accept the connection." More details state that "the device or resource (www.microsoft.com) is not set up to accept connections on port 'The World Wide Web service (HTTP).' I've searched through many forums and tried countless possible solutions:

Resetting my computer
Power cycling the modem
Resetting Internet browser settings
Flushing the DNS via cmd
Releasing and renewing the IP address (Note: cmd is unable to renew the IP because it fails to connect to the DHCP server)
Disabling Windows Firewall
Checking for proxy settings that may be checked

I'm using a wired connection that goes directly to the modem, no router. An interesting thing to note is that I am able to connect to the internet via mobile hotspot on my Android phone. I've already contacted my ISP (Comcast) and they believe it's a computer related issue but through my trials, this doesn't seem to be the case. It looks like a DNS issue.
 

A:The remote device won't accept the connection

Oh, here is my ipconfig (I couldn't include it in the original post because I'm using my phone and the length of post ate up lots of memory)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Deity>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Deity-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : s3woodstock.ga.atlanta.comcast.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-72-E3-AA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : s3woodstock.ga.atlanta.comcast.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 14-DA-E9-C3-09-05
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 50.142.241.122(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:39:00 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tues... Read more

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Is there a way to monitor all device's internet connection into a log ? (computer, laptop, tablets and phone ... all in one)

Deeper explanation :

because I do not like AT&T DSL 5M internet provider, but that is the only company in this area that has it.
(no Hughes dish etc ... no)

anyway, I am getting sick of disconnecting and reconnecting ... not sure if that DSL is fluctuating ... or along the DSL lines thru houses/business re-wiring DSL ... or etc etc etc ...

how can I know whether is it guaranteed disconnected/Reconnected by computer or DSL or etc ?

I was playing a 8 ball tournament online and lost one match dues disconnecting (no, hack/cheat involved because I played on mobile)

only thing I noticed is that AT&T cellular data still connected forever without getting disconnected ... but I can not use data plan because of the limited bandwidth/data usage.

so, I tried nearly everything I can think of and researched hard ... and tested it ... I still can not find an issue, even DSL guy came here to check it out ... nothing's wrong here ... BS ... there is something, somewhere that is causing disconnecting and reconnecting ...

already did flush dns, clear cache, etc etc ...

I just need networking monitor log because I am can not watch all 6 devices and test it when disconnecting occurs ... I thought that is a great idea to pinpoint even further down, for example : laptop #2, tablet #1 and this computer gets disconnecting reconnecting when ... Read more

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This isn't exactly a Windows7 problem, but I don't know where else to ask it.

I've purchased a small (single 2TB) network assessable storage unit - a Western Digital MyBookLive. I'm having trouble connecting the MBL device to the LAN. My LAN config is consists of an Actiontec GT701-WG router/DSL modem/ WiFi access point, a LinkSys 5-port ethernet switch, a Win7 desktop PC ethernet-connected to the router through the switch, a wireless-connected XP desktop PC, and a wireless-connected Vista laptop.

The NAS device supports UPnP so I can connect it directly to the router or any of 3 computers on the LAN - a Win7 desktop, a Vista laptop, and an XP desktop. The device is visible (but not necessarily usable) in each of thse cases. However, if I connect the NAS device to the switch nothing sees it. I've tried multiple ports on the switch (including ports that work for the PC) and multiple ethernet cables. Nothing works.

The NAS device supports 10M/100M/GB ethernet. The router and switch switch support 10/100MB (although the router reports it has a 10MB connection to my PC so maybe one of these devices doesn't actually support 100MB). When directly connected a PC or laptop the NAS device's ethernet status LED is green. When directly connected to the router it shows yellow. (I may have those colors reversed.) When connected to the switch the status LED is off. I suspect the color is an indication of the connection speed, and no speed has been determined whe... Read more

A:OT - Problem connection a NAS device to my home LAN

Never mind. Bad ethernet switch. I got a new one and all is fixed.

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