memox
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XPS M1330 HDMI video problem

Hi,

I have been searching on these forums for a while but i couldn't find a similar problem description.

I have XPS M1330 With Nvidia 8400GS & HDMI out. Running on Vista Home Premium.

When i connect my laptop to LCD TV (tried on 2 TV's. 32" HD ready 1366x768 and 42" FULLHD 1920x1080) via HDMI cable. I get perfect picture on TV. I can use windows and applications.

But when i start watching a movie or start a game (i think any runnung picture) picture is starting to go blank for a 1 or 2 sec on every fev second. But it is not a fixed frequency. It is random. sometimes i can watch it for 30minutes with no interruption bur some times screen start to go blank (black screen) on every few seconds.

When i stop video or game and go to static windows desktop screen, there is no problem. I think problem is depending on moving pictures?

Depending on TV black secreen last for 2 second (on 42" Philips LCD) or about 5 secs (on 32" Toshiba LCD) i think black screen duration is on depending to TV's software's initialization time for HDMI signal.

I have tried running a game (very simple game running on 640x480) and blanking frequency was quiet high on the game, i coundt play because of intterruption.

I have tried updating nvidia graphics driver from dell driver page. I have tried using nvidia stock driver. I have updated to my system bios A11 - A12 - A14  but nothing helped.

I have tried changing HDMI refresh frequency 50hz and 60hz.

I have tried using several video player softwares, Media Player classic, Media Player, KMP Player.

Any body has an idea?

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memox
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

Unfortunately no body seems to have same problem with me..

I don't want to give my laptop to technical support also because i don't believe they will understand that problem. Even if they replace graphics card or something there is possibility to have that heat problems or mechanical problems after that. Now there is not any heat problem with my computer and i don't want to touch it 🙂

But looks like there is no other way..

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yuppio
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

My m1330 xps got GPU overheat problem, so got my MB replaced, but after the replace I have got exact same problem described above on windows XP.

It's software/driver problem, because I put Ubuntu Linux on my box yesterday and all those weird few second blackouts were gone, when watching movies on my LCD TV 32" throught HDMI on Linux.

VanderMH
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

  1. Here's the fix for no sound from laptop to TV via HDMI connection.  It's not a sound, video card problem AND THERE IS NO EFFECTIVE "PATCH" FOR THIS.  i'VE TRIED THEM ALL...  It's a VISTA problem FIXED BY DOING THE FOLLOWING;HOWEVER, YOU HAVE TO REVERSE THE PROCEDURE EACH TIME YOU WANT SOUND BACK TO YOUR LAPTOP SPEAKERS:
    1. Go to Windows Media Center
    2. Go to tasks
    3. Go to settings
    4. Go to general
    5. Go to Windows Media Center Setup
    6. Go to set up your speakers and click next
    7. Choose Toslink (digital) and click next
    8. Choose two speakers and click next

memox
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

Thank you, but my problem is not related to sound. I still don't have any idea how can i solve my video problem over HDMI.

I will try playing a video on linux over HDMI some time. But even if that solves my problem i still don't have solution on how to solve that on Vista.

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tbrown11
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

I've been having the same problem. You're a bit luckier than me though because my tv connection just drops without warning. In the 1.5-2 minutes I get before the connection drops, I was able to get sound without a problem. I was using the Win 7 Beta and thought that may have been the problem. Fresh installed back to Vista, same result. I've searched quite thoroughly but haven't come across any answer just yet. Have tried both Dell and Intel video drivers. My one question is that I'm using 64-bit Vista (same with Win 7 when I had it installed -- may go back to it as its a HUGE improvement over Vista), so that could be an issue? Other specs for comparison: Core 2 Duo T8300, 4gb ram, Intel graphics, onboard sound.

wmb335
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

Hi, I have an XPS 1530, Vista Business, updated Mediadirect to 4-7.

To get HDMI sound on tv, right click on  speaker icon in tray, lower right corner of my screen, select Playback Devices and set HDMI as default.

memox
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

Hi, I have an XPS 1530, Vista Business, updated Mediadirect to 4-7.

To get HDMI sound on tv, right click on  speaker icon in tray, lower right corner of my screen, select Playback Devices and set HDMI as default.

Sorry but my problem is not about sound output. My problem is related to video on LCD TV over HDMI cable.

TheRealFireblad
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

About the only thing you haven't mentioned trying already, is updating/reinstalling codecs?

Why not try installing one of the K-Lite codec packs emoticon.Idea.title  It *may* just help, and it certainly won't harm emoticon.Wink.title

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XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

tbrown11
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Re: XPS M1330 HDMI problem

I know that suggestion wasn't directed towards me, but I've tried the connection with and without codecs (k-lite and vista codec packs) and it makes no difference.

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