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Topic # 229230 13-Feb-2018 21:08
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Currently I have a triple head setup on my PC - and I have an old igloo box connected to one of the screens (via a DVI to HDMI cable) and a set of speakers.


This is handy when the computer is off, as I can use the monitor to watch free to air - BUT if the PC is on, and I want to switch between freeview and the PC (i.e. switch the inputs - no PiP on the monitor) then the freeview box freaks out, and will display a blue screen until I power cycle the box again.  (Perhaps it's an HDCP issue).


Has anybody experienced this in and found a freeview UHF box that doesn't loose itself completely when switching inputs?  (I'm considering trying a DishTV T1000n).


Note that a TVPC card is no good for me, as I want to be able to use it when the PC is off as well.



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  Reply # 1958312 14-Feb-2018 20:45
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No idea, but I'd look at trying it with a different monitor or two.

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  Reply # 1962485 22-Feb-2018 21:03
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Just an update - I did get a DishTV T1000n-VM to trial.


It's so much better than the Igloo box - and it does what I wanted it to do (I can switch inputs on the monitor and it doesn't have a problem.)


What I have found is that switching inputs (on the monitor) may result in "snow" on the screen - but the unit fixes itself after a couple of seconds.


For anyone who's considering doing the same, in the setup I specifically set the following:


- Digital Video: Set to DVI


- HD Resolution: Set to 1080p 50Hz


And that was it.  (Pretty sure the 1080p setting is due to limits with the HP Elitedisplays I have)

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