I'm sorry if I'm asking this in the wrong forum, truly I am.
Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176194
Receiver - http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/rx/rx-v371_black__u/?mode=model
Basically I'm trying to use the monitor as the main display for my receiver.
I hook up my monitor via HDMI to the receiver's only HDMI out. I turn my monitor on and it immediately tells me which forms of inputs are being used:
DVI - Active (running to computer)
HDMI - Active (running to AV receiver)
VGA - Inactive (off, but I use for my 360)
The second I change my input to HDMI on the monitor's OSD it says "Check Video Cable" and now it says" HDMI - Inactive" and puts me back on to DVI.
Can this monitor not be used via an HDMI out on a receiver? My TV works just fine with the receiver. I've also hooked up my PS3 via HDMI to monitor with the same cord that I've been trying to run from the monitor > receiver, and all is working fine.
I would really appreciate some help, thanks all.
So this is weird, (perhaps not to people knowledgeable on the subject) but my monitor will only allow one or the other (DVI or HDMI) if the HDMI is hooked up to the receiver. It can handle a ps3 hooked up to hdmi, but not something hooked into a receiver via hdmi out. This is cool though as I was not going to use DVI anyway I just didn't have a spare 12 ft hdmi cord and only had 1. So I guess it works just fine and I can use it as the main monitor hookup for my receiver.
I wonder why I can't hook up DVI and HDMI (receiver) while the computer is hooked up to DVI? Like I said it works just fine if I use a ps3 to monitor HDMI and still leave my pc hooked into the DVI.