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Make LCD TV sleep when computer sleeps?

by crsgardner / November 19, 2012 1:12 PM PST

I recently purchased a T27B350 LCD TV and have it hooked up to a computer via HDMI. When the computer goes to sleep, the "no signal" warning goes on the screen. I've set the timer to only show it for 15 minutes before turning the TV off, but I'd prefer it wasn't shown at all. When I'm telling the computer to sleep, I want the screen to go black (just like a normal monitor). Is there a way to do one of the following?

* When the computer sleeps, the screen goes to black instead of showing "no signal"?

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* If the TV HAS to turn off, do it immediately on signal being lost instead of waiting 15 minutes?

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Re: Make LCD TV sleep when computer sleeps?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 19, 2012 11:39 PM PST

Hi crsgardner,

I'm sorry for the inconvenience this has been to you. If you pardon my asking, have you tried using the VGA connection instead?

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by crsgardner / November 22, 2012 12:21 PM PST

I have not tried because my video card supports HDMI and I want to have the best possible video quality.

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Re: Make LCD TV sleep when computer sleeps?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 26, 2012 3:58 AM PST
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Hi crsgardner,

That's your prerogative, of course. However, I don't think you'll notice any difference. On my setup that I'm looking at right now, I have two monitors: one is connected via VGA and the other HDMI. I notice no difference resolution-wise between the two. So may I recommend that you go with the VGA instead, as I don't believe there is this function with HDMI.

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