HTPC becomes jealous when I watch TV.
September 5, 2010 12:25 AM Subscribe
I've got an Acer Aspire Revo hooked up to an HDTV. When the Revo is powered up, the digital channels (coming in through a coax cable from an outside antenna...for free, over the air signals) do not come in. When I power the Revo off or put it to sleep, then the digital channels come in and I can watch TV. What gives?
posted by snwod to technology (6 answers total)
I'll try and describe my setup as best I can.
On the right side of my room is my HDTV, an DVD/BluRay/HDD, my amp, and my Acer Aspire Revo. All are hooked into an extension cord for their power. The Revo is connected to the TV through an HDMI cable and to the amp with a digital out. The DVD/BluRay/HDD is connected to the TV by HDMI and the antenna coax. The TV is connected to the amp by digital out. A coax from the DVD/BluRay/HDD goes to the TV. I have 2 internet cables, one hooked up to the Revo and the other the TV.
On the left side of the room is the outlet for the antenna's coax, a power outlet, and a switching hub. The extension cord, coax cable and two internet cables go from the left side of the room along the bottom of the wall to the right side of the room. They are all wrapped in one of those plastic snakey-thingies that keep your cables all together nice and neat.
That's the physical set up. Again, when the Revo is on the TV doesn't display the digital channels. When the Revo is put to sleep or turned off, the digital channels return.
I tried disabling the Wifi in the Revo, thinking that might be the problem. It wasn't.
Ideally I would like to use the Revo as a media hub (after hooking up an external hard drive to it), so it would be on all the time. But if I can't use the TV while it's on, that's a bit of a problem. Any ideas what could be the problem here?
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