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Win 8.1 - TV connected via HDMI not detected as a Display

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    Win 8.1 - TV connected via HDMI not detected as a Display

    I just did a fresh install of Win 8.1 last week and my TV which is connected via HDMI is not getting detected as a display on my PC. My monitor was detected fine.

    When i right click my desktop and go to screen resolution, the TV doesnt show up there even post clicking detect. Same if i go into AMD CCC and click on detect.

    However Win 8.1 can detect it. The TV is seen in device manager under digital media device and i can see the TV under Devices and Printers in Control Panel. I've tried troubleshooting it but it says everything is fine.
    But I need it to come up as a display so i can use it as a primary display at times or to duplicate display.

    I had no such problems with Win 7. It would detect right off the bat.

    Things ive tried:-
    I've installed the Omega 14.12 drivers and the Beta 15.4 drivers.
    I've tried installing them in Win 7 compatibility mode too, but the installer then wouldnt give me the option to install the display driver and the HDMI audio driver.

    One thing i notice is that the driver for the TV is provided by Microsoft and the date of the driver is 6/21/2006! So maybe this needs to be updated. I tried to click on update driver but it says my driver is up to date.

    I also have all the latest windows updates installed.

    so not sure what else to do here.

    Please help.

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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    The 2006 device driver is simply the generic one which is normal, same one I get when TV is plugged in.
    What HDMI port are you using? One on motherboard or one coming directly from GPU? This almost has to be a graphics driver problem.
    Why would you try installing drivers in 7 compatibility mode? We are talking 8.1 here right? Have you tried drivers from manufacturers site?
    A laptop or desktop? Motherboard and GPU make/model?
    So, so many details you've left out.
    Would help to have some system specs.
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  3. #3

    I dont have onboard graphics. So video is coming directly from my video card only.

    Im using an self assembled desktop. Not from Dell/HP or so. Specs below:-

    CPU - Intel Core i5 750
    Mobo - Asus P7P55D
    Video Card - Sapphire ATI HD 6950 2 GB
    RAM - 8 GB Gskill
    Storage - 1 TB Seagate SSHD
    PSU - Corsair 550W

    Microsoft community advised some folks with the same issue like mine to install drivers in Win 7 compatibility as their second display was working in Win 7 but not in Win 8.1.
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  4. #4

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Have you tried the drivers from the Sapphire site? Sapphire Technology Web Site

    EDIT: They have 6 different packages listed for your card. I would try them all until you find one that works.
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  5. #5

    I have the latest Omega driver installed. I tried the latest beta as well. The rest on the website are older drivers.
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  6. #6

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    So you didn't try the older ones? Might have to use one. Up to you but I would at least try to see if it works on one of the older ones. Especially since they are the ones the GPU manufacturer has posted.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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