Okay - I have been around computers and have been working on them for, well, longer than I care to admit. Bought my first PC in 1982. I have lost a step or two the past couple of years tech wise but I ain't stupid. This one has got me going in circles. I have to be missing something easy. I am trying to connect my PC to my 42" Philips LCD HDTV via an DVI to HDMI cable. We don't have cable/sattelite anymore and there are a couple of shows we watch as a family and would like to do it in the living room rather than crammed around the computer. I simply want the TV to display the exact same picture as what is on the monitor. I do not want an extended display or virual display - just simultaneous display. I tried unplugging the monitor and making the TV the only device/monitor connected and the same thing - a black balnk screen; not a blue screen. Specs are as follows: NVidia 9800GT Dual DVI video card running on a Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit system connected to a Philips LCD flat panel TV w/ 4 HDMI connections. The DVI to HDMI cable is connected to display 2 in the back of the computer and to HDMI2 in the back of the TV. I know a signal is getting through as the computer recognizes the TV as a Philips display and shows a black screen rather than a no-signal blue screen. The cable is a high quality shielded model - so interference or signal bleed is not the issue. Am I just missing a setting of some sort? i have been all through the muti-display settings in Windos 7's version of control pannel and the NVidia control pannel. I have even tried setting the TV as the primary display and it is still black/blank. What happened to plug-n-play? AARRRGHGHGH! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!