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Keep cable box's HDMI output on?

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I have an Optimum Samsung cable box and a PC hooked up to a 27 inch monitor, and I use the monitor's input select to change between them.

My problem seems to be that whenever I use the computer, the cable box thinks the monitor is off so it turns its own output off. Then, if I change inputs to the TV, the monitor doesn't see a signal so it switches back to the PC.

Thus, if I want to watch TV, I have to quickly cycle the cable box and change the input, hoping I get the timing right so they both see each other "on".

Is there any way I can lock the Samsgung's output on all the time like the PC is?

-Robot
post #2 of 5
Don't have the answer for your problem, but have you tried turning the monitor off after switching to cable box, and then turning it back on?
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My problem seems to be that whenever I use the computer, the cable box thinks the monitor is off so it turns its own output off. Then, if I change inputs to the TV, the monitor doesn't see a signal so it switches back to the PC

How long after switching does the cable box turn off?
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Originally Posted by robot1125 View Post

Is there any way I can lock the Samsgung's output on all the time like the PC is?

If it is anywhere and is user accessible, it should be in the settings for the box somewhere. If not, I'd look into getting another box from your provider. My Cisco/SA boxes are always on.
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My .oxes are also always on.
I would ask for another box.
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