Can someone tell me what's going on with my HDMI setup? I can't get it to work consistently. Sometimes it works fine, other times it says that nothing's plugged in. Sometimes, the screen goes pink.
I have my computer (featuring an AIT Radeon HD 5670
videocard) and my Xbox 360 both are plugged into one of these
using a couple of these
. On the other end is an HP 2210m
Please explain this to me because I've been looking all over the net for an answer and I just don't get it.
1) When I hook up the switch, the computer makes a "device unplugged" noise and resets the desktop resolution - is there any way to make this not happen?
1.5) Once I plugged it in and the monitor said "Please change resolution to 1920x1040" - but, without being able to see the screen, how would I do that, right?
2) If I turn off the monitor and turn it back on, it says "check cable," as if there was a problem - but it was just working one minute ago!
So here's a typical scenario. I have the computer on. I turn the xbox on. The hdmi switch automatically switches to the Xbox. The computer makes the "unplugged peripheral" noise.
The monitor shows the Xbox, and works fine.
But then I want to check metafilter, so I hit the button that switches it back to the PC. That works fine. OK, metafilter is still awesome, good to know. I switch back to the xbox. Computer goes "Dingdong"
But, now the monitor says "Check cables." I can't do anything to get it to show the xbox, without turning the xbox off and on again.
So I switch back to the PC. I have to click through the monitor's "source" menu, switch it to VGA and back to HDMI. Now it works.
Time to switch back to XBOX. Hey, it works fine this time! Ok, now back to computer.
NOW THE ENTIRE SCREEN IS PINK. PINK!
please.... help..... why is this happening to me? Is there anything I can do to make it so I can just hit a button or something and switch between two devices without all this headache? Is there anything I can do to avoid it in the future?
What seems to work is if I get an error, I unplug everything and plug it back in, then I use the monitor's menu to switch it to VGA and back to HDMI. But there's got to be a better way, right?