Originally Posted by dublus
Thanks, can't wait to hear what you've got.
OK. Here's what I observed when using a Motorola Atrix Lapdock as an HDMI display (I can also test this with a Samsung LCD soon):
[Wireless Ready Dongle (WRD) OFF
/ AN-WL100W Base OFF
]Any time WRD is power cycled flow begins back at the top. Red is good!
1. HDMI cable is connected to screen and lid is opened (or already open).2. The display shows "no signal" then goes to sleep.
3a. Turning off display (closing lid) and reopening causes #2.
3b. Powering WRD while in either sleep or no signal mode causes #2.
4. Closing and reopening lid OR removing and reseating HDMI causes #5.
5. GREEN SCREEN!
6a. #4 repeated here causes #5.
6b. Disconnect HDMI then close lid then reconnect HDMI then open lid.
7. Black, lit-screen mode. Lack of lapdocks own "no signal" message, yet unlike sleep mode where screen backlight is completely off.
[Wireless Ready Dongle (WRD) ON
/ AN-WL100W Base Unit ON
/ Display ON
/ Source connected optional]Again any time WRD is power cycled flow begins back at the top.
Only tested with HDMI. Red is good!
1. Power on Base Unit, WRD and open screen lid. (The order in which this occurs does not matter).2a. When set to incorrect input, display shows bouncing LG "No Signal".
2b. When set to an active input, that source is displayed.
3a. Closing and reopen lid or remove and reseat display's HDMI cable causes #4.3b. Power cycle Base station causes #2a and #2b.
3c. Removing and reseating source's HDMI cable causes #2a and #2b.
4. Displayed image (LG or active source) has a GREEN hue applied.
5a. #3a here causes #4.5b. #3b here causes #2a and #2b.
5c. #3c here causes #2a and #2b.
5d. #3d here causes #4 NOT #2a and #2b.5e. Power cycling WRD causes #2a and #2b.
It may be a bit confusing... but i tried to cover every possible case. The incremental numbers represent a new step or scenario, and each number with a lowercase letter represents the next possible path and its outcome in that context.
If I missed something, or something you are doing in your steps is not in the workflow above, please share! I did test any implied variations in the ordering of power on and cable removal possibilities in each step, but only resolved them if they were the last step (or looped back to a previous state), non-notable (expected) behavior was omitted.
I may run some of the above tests and poke around at the serial interface to see if i can clear the "GREEN SCREEN" problem. It seems like as long as you don't break the HDCP chain from the WRD to display after it has video transmitting, once transmitting you can power cycle either end of the wireless link and expect #2a and #2b.
It would be nice to not have to worry about power cycling the Base Unit or WRD when switching to and from its output on a matrix switch in a multi-display setup. Some matrix switchers may be able to handle this for HDCP link for you and may not exhibit the same problem. I own two (same model, different density) monoprice HDMI matrix switchers, I can re-run these workflows with that in the chain sometime.
I know the lapdock monitor is a bit of a wildcard here, however it has always played nice as a normal HDMI display with a wide input resolution range and HDCP support. What display are you using, do you have an AVR/receiver in between??