NOW i know the hd connection is fine because i've tried something new. When i posted that last message my display setup was as follows
dvi - PC to Monitor (fully working)
vga - PC to SONY TV via "PC" channel (fully working)
and NOW I've just connected a different HD lead and I'd getting the same thing that came up with the 1st hd lead. BOTH my TV and Monitor displays are working (in tandem) and via dvi and vga as stated above. I still have nothing from the Hd channel on my tv (AV4)
BUT... in display settings I now have this showing -> http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...settings-1.png
the "1" is the SONY TV. When I cllick on it's icon, pretty much most things become ghosted out. No advanced settings available, "make this my main display" becomes unavailable, and under "multiple displays" my choices are "duplicate desktop on 1 and 2" and "dupilicate desktop on 1 and 3". I tried this once for 1 and 2 and it didn't work, I believe what happened was blank screen on TV and full display on monitor. If I click "detect" it will just screw up the current set up of my dvi and vga displays without bringing back the HD display.
WHAT SHOULD I DO!?!?!?!?!
I'm really sorry to keep going on and on and double triple posting.