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post #1 of 2 Old 02-11-2013, 02:19 PM - Thread Starter
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I've been using XBMC for about a month now and after EXTENSIVE searching (On both the XBMC forum and the HTPC forum on AVS) I can't find a solution to my problem.

I'm running:

XBMC FRODO 12 RC3 set to FULL SCREEN #2 1920x1080 AEON NOX on ....... Windows 7 Ultimate w/Ultramon (Desktop PC w/1400x900 LCD Monitor) ATI 6750 Video card set to EXTEND to 2nd monitor at 1920x1080 {NON-INTERLACED}.
This is connected to a.......Yamaha 867 AV Receiver....... Which is connected to both a....... Panasonic 720P Plasma and an....... Epson 1080P projector.
All are connected by HDMI. I usually watch TV programs through XBMC on the Plasma and MOVIES on the Projector.
Source material varies from 480P to 1080P Blu-ray rips.

Everything works fine: The Plasma scales 1080P to 720P and Projector does 1080P natively ........ EXCEPT, whenever I turn off the 2nd screen (Plasma or PJ) and the Receiver, when I turn them back on, XBMC reverts to 1080I (even if the 720P Plasma is off). I have to go into settings and change it back every time. I tried leaving XBMC on, but it falls back to my computer monitor and I have to manually send it to the 2nd screen after it is turned back on.

Any help with this wuold be apprecieted.


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Sounds like an EDID problem. I had a similar problem with my HTPC. Win7 running 7MC out to my Onkyo 709 then off to a 1080p projector. Turning the Onkyo and projector off would cause 7MC to revert to 640x480. I bought a Gefen HDMI Detective and have not had any problems since. You could also try the EDID override thread here (I think it is ATI/AMD specific), but I found it easier to just buy the device and put it in between the HTPC and the Onkyo.,


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