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Shaky Hands HDMI?

by safire_eye / January 16, 2015 7:39 AM PST

Evening,
I have a problem that has been plaguing me for a week now. I have just built a mini itx pc (for HTPC/gaming use) that sits under my TV. It is connected to my TV via HDMI.

I cannot for the life of me get the PC to display an image on the TV. I have checked the refresh rate, the primary monitor settings, the resolution, changing the cable, updating the drivers and nothing works. There is one caveat here though, it does work when I have a standard computer monitor plugged in. If boot the machine up it initially displays fine on the monitor, then when i unplug the DVI connection it defaults to the TV. As I'm sure you can imagine it's not ideal having an additional monitor just chilling next to my TV, kinda defeats the object.

The only thing I can guess it might be is something to do with a "handshaking" routine that I've read a bit about but do not fully understand. SO... if anyone is able to shed any light on what i can do to fix this that'd be great. I currently have a £500 doorstop!

P.s. I can confirm that a picture does appear exclusively via hdmi when connecting to a different tv.

Thanks in advance,
Tim

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Clarification Request
Can't find that model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2015 7:59 AM PST
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setting on tv
by renegade600 / January 16, 2015 7:48 AM PST
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what is the full model number of the tv. there usually a pc or hdmi setting on the tv itself.

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by safire_eye / January 16, 2015 7:54 AM PST
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It is a Toshiba40bv700b. I haven't been able to locate any settings that would affect hdmi input.

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user manual - page 16
by renegade600 / January 16, 2015 8:03 AM PST
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no option
by safire_eye / January 16, 2015 8:13 AM PST
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I think you may be onto something there but I've looked through the menus thoroughly and this option doesn't show anywhere sadly.

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maybe - page 7
by renegade600 / January 16, 2015 8:29 AM PST
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are you have the proper hdmi source selected for the tv. If that does not work, then I am at a lost too.

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think so
by safire_eye / January 16, 2015 8:31 AM PST
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It is currently working thru the tv, but I've had to boot up with the monitor connected then unplug the monitor. So it's on the right hdmi channel. Thanks tho mate.

I really think this is an edid issue. Anyone else have an idea?

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