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Hi,


I just got a rotel RSX-1057 and am very pleased with it. I am having one minor issue with using it to switch HDMI in my setup:


I connect the receiver to the Panny Plasma (7th gen) by HDMI (8th gen blade).

I connect the SA HD TWC DVR to the receiver by HDMI.

I connect the HTPC to the receiver by DVI-->HDMI. (AGP built-by-ATI 9600PRO Jan 10 catalyst drivers).

(HTPC is also connected by VGA to an Elo touch screen).



Everything works as expected, until i switch video inputs from the HTPC to the cable box. Then, the HTPC "forgets" about the DVI-->HDMI connection. If i switch back, i get "no signal" on the TV. I can get the signal back by right-clicking on the desktop, properties, settings, and re-enabling the 2nd monitor (plasma). looks great, works great, until i switch back to cable, then it forgets again.


Any way to have it maintain the connection, even when switched away? I would hope that between the thousand options in the catalyst control panel and the thousand options in the rotel setup, i could make this work!
 

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Hi Agonostis,


This is occurring because the video card loses the EDID (display information) and therefore believes the display is no longer connected (which technically it is not).


I don't believe the drivers have anyway of overriding this, at least they did not when I had this problem about a year ago.


The Gefen DVI detective may be your only solution ( http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1378 ). Note that I have not tried this but I have been told it will work. Basically it copies the EDID information from your display and always transmits it back, regardless of what is connected on the output side.


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Another solution is to purchase/install Girder 4.0 and to connect the RSX-1057 to your HTPC with a serial connection... You could then execute a Girder script to reenable the second monitor each time the input on the receiver switches to the HTPC.


(Note that I haven't tested this approach... but I do own a RSX-1055 which is a predecessor of your receiver, and do something similar with my video projector).


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yes as already said its an EDID issue. The PC doesn't store it once the switching is done. The only way I have found out how to do this is that I got a Monoprice 5 x 1 HDMI switcher that has EDID support built into it and it works like a dream.


- Josh
 
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