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HP laptop with Win7 connect to HDMI TV

I have a new HP laptop model DM4-1165x running Win7 64-bit.  Trying to connect to a Sony Bravia TV using an HDMI cable so my laptop will display on the TV.  I thought it would plug & play.  When I plugg the HDMI cable into my PC, my PC screen goes blank and the TV displays 'unsupported signal please check device output'.  If I unplug the HDMI, then the screen comes back on the PC.  I go into display-screen resolution.  I can choose to extend monitors and have 2 displays, set the resolution to one supported by the TV, click apply.  Then plug in the HDMI and same problem.  I have tried various resolutions but my PC screen always go black.

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What he said, or have you tried this  "go to Settngs -> Input Settings -> PC -> Set it to always rather than Auto"
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Tried updating the driver and still had the same problem with the PC screen going blank.  So did a system restore to a checkpoint from yesterday and started over.  Then I updated the driver, powered down the PC, plugged in the HDMI and turned the PC on.  The PC found the tv and set it to a really low resolution.  I was able to get it to work on a 1280 x 768 res.  The TV book said it would work with 1360 x 768, but it does not.  No idea why, but at least it works!
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Thanks for getting me on the right track!