Originally Posted by Choots
Which Sanus mount are you using? And how are you feeding video sources to this monitor in the rack? I see two pcs inthe rack along with the XBOX360 (and of course the main video source out of the AVR), and I'm assuming you are splitting/matrixing signals and routing them to this monitor? If so, can you describe that a little more?
I have my equipment rack in a different room than the home theatre, so sometimes working with the HTPC and the NAS server doing troubleshooting or debugging requires me to have a monitor in the rack, and route both PCs video out to this in addition to the main screen. I have a dual output video card on the HTPC, but only a cheap card on my NAS box, so I have been switching the vga cable to the monitor by hand when I need to do this...needless to say, ugh.
I've been thinking of incorporating a KVM and a VGA splitter, to help with this. Any thoughts?
The mount is a Sanus VS3
Sorry for the delay in the response. I was out of town and then I was working on my home automation stuff, then I was tweaking the new projector and getting ready for the Superbowl party (check my HT build link below.) Anyway...
The way I have my video set up is like this: Pioneer VSX-82TXS has 3 HDMI ins and one out. It also has a component out and some standard composite and S-video as well. I have the Comcast cable box going into the reciever by HDMI. I have the home automation PC (the touchscreen PC) running in using S-video. My main PC goes in the reciever by HDMI. Xbox is component.
The Pinoneer supports multi-room display. It works like this. Any signal form in can be displayed out the HDMI. For a secondary output to another display (component), it can either be cloned or you can switch to passthrough so component will come out component,
What I do is, my projector is supplied by HDMI and the monitor by the rack is supplied by comonent. That way I can have TV on the projcector then passthrough xbox so it is on the monitor.
Basically you have two options. Get a good video switching Reciever like the Pioneer. Then you will have cloned outputs. One you can use for local rack display, the other for the home theater. Also what you could do it, get a touchscreen PC like I have and put a TV tuner in it and be able to monitor everything through the PC.