Originally Posted by cc_in_oh
Hmm - I think I get what you mean - when I tried the Cisco-to-515 composite, I had to switch the TV to the 515 HDMI input to see if it worked, so Cisco HDMI would not have been in use?
Correct. When the TV has composite selected, it has HDMI deselected, so the Cisco sees no HDMI connection in use even though its HDMI socket has a cable in it. That triggers shutdown of the other outputs, until and unless the HDMI cable is removed, an obvious though logically inexplicable HDCP "feature".
I don't have another TV but a HDMI monitor should suffice to try your suggestion
I can't imagine how an "HDMI monitor" along with a TV with HDMI selected would help to test for simultaneous output from the Cisco's HDMI and analog ports.
- or couldn't I just switch the TV to the Cisco HDMI while recording something over the Cisco composite?
I have to think it would, but you'd have to remember not to disturb anything during the recording process or risk missing at least some portion of it. The temporary
2nd TV is all about ensuring expected behavior occurs. To actively
ensure the logic of this all, borrow one if you have to, maybe a little old computer CRT with a composite input or a small LCD TV from some friend's bedroom. Otherwise, make the switch, record, then see if you actually recorded anything on attempt to play it back.