Forum: Video Discussion
Topic: question about displaying on multiple TVs (and another question)
should i purchase a HDMI splitter ? and which one would you recommend?
im concerned about the fact that connnecting to a TV can cause instability in my computer , for example, when i connect the HDMI cable to my computer, the video card changs its settings to accomodate for an external display, and if the TV turns off or there is an interruption to the power for whatever reason, or if someone pulls the HDMI cable, the settings will revert to single display, this causes a momentary glitch in the playback of the music, and can also crash the video card occasionally.
is there a way to disable the automatic video card change, and make it manual only, that way i might be able to avoid this vulnerability
im using a windows 10 computer
Posted Thu 22 Jun 17 @ 11:49 am
Posted Thu 22 Jun 17 @ 3:37 pm
still though, i think it would be nice to be able to set the computer to external HDMI output, manually, so that it doesnt mess with the graphics card settings mid-gig
Posted Thu 22 Jun 17 @ 6:11 pm
The extra benefit of the HDMI splitter is that if someone unplugs one of the TVs, your computer won't even know. It only cares about its connection to the splitter. So keep that in a safe place and then run the cables out to the TVs.
Posted Fri 23 Jun 17 @ 7:33 pm
I also carry these to connect from their cable or satellite boxes, in case you have to use a HDMI to RCA splitter.
Posted Sat 24 Jun 17 @ 12:27 am
Posted Tue 03 Apr 18 @ 1:43 am
You can get cheapish HDMI EDID emulators that are fixed at a set resolution, you pick the one that matches the resolution you normally use and connect it to your laptop then plug a HDMI cable into that which is then connected to a TV or switch box. Your laptop will only see the one resolution available coming from the emulator, and output at that setting, but will be totally unaware if you unplug or change anything while it is plugged in, you can even carry on with just the emulator plugged in with nothing else and Windows will think there is a monitor there. The are on Amazon for about £24
If you need multiple resolutions, there are programmable DVI/HDMI Ghost emulators that do a wide range of resolutions or can mimick a monitor connected to it by copying it's setting, the cheapest one I found (which is the one I use at work) it the Star Tech DIV Ghost Emulator
Is is great and stops all screen refreshes not matter what I do with the switch box or splitters connected.
Posted Sat 07 Jul 18 @ 3:55 pm