HDMI® Output in Lenovo® ThinkCentre M58e
Role of HDMI Output in Lenovo ThinkCentre M58e
Lenovo ThinkCentre M58e Small Form Factor comes equipped with an Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 processor, 3GB of memory and 500GB hard drive. The High-definition Multimedia Interface is a compact audio and video interface meant for transmitting uncompressed digital data. The DVI interface originally developed for computers has a number of limitations which lead to the development of the HDMI standards. One of the advantages of the HDMI connector over DVI is its size which is only one third the size of the DVI connector. Being a desktop, the ThinkCentre M58e Small Form Factor hardware must be designed with any kind of connector to run the audio signal from the audio processor to the graphics card to combine the digital video and audio into a single stream.
Following are few issues that can occur with the HDMI output of your Lenovo ThinkCentre M58e:
- Audio driver conflicts
- Compatibility issues
- Using proper HDMI cables
Audio driver conflicts
A driver conflict is the primary obstacle which prevents HDMI audio from working properly. The situation can be complex with audio because as your previous audio drivers are installed and possibly active. This might lead to a conflict between the various audio drivers. This is a common issue in PC’s with Windows XP. The solution is quite easy. You need to open the sound properties in Control panel where you can see the sound drivers installed, set the HDMI output as enabled and disable all other drivers.
HDMI is a designed high-quality, backward compatible digital connection for use between various devices. The connection between two devices in the same room can cause certain bandwidth issues and degraded signal quality. Another problem is that not all methods of connecting a PC to a receiver using HDMI can allow the transfer of audio. Ensure that your system is in compatible with the TV to be connected.
Buying an original HDMI cable might offer you high quality. Avoid buying low quality and cheap cables as this might not offer warranty support and also this could affect your computer. The screen might flicker or produce a yellow light indicating the use of low quality HDMI.