Black screen with HDMI cable

So i recently built a computer, and decided to go with windows 7. I plug in the VGA cable to my computer and monitor, and it works awesomely. I plug the HDMI cable into the computer and then into my TV, and the TV is showing a black screen. Even if i try to drag items onto it, duplicate the desktop, or even set the TV as my main screen, nothing seems to show up on the TV. looking through the FAQ, it says that only movies and games would show up on the HDTV, but that hasnt worked either.  does anyone know what i can do to fix this?

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Last updated November 4, 2018 Views 27,196 Applies to:
thanks for all the info. turned out it was my cable, had to turn down the video cards refresh rate for it to work.

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