I built an HTPC with i5 3550K and Asrock Pro3 z77 motherboard and have a weird issue when going from one HDMI connection to another. When I start the HTPC, there are no issues; the signal comes and the TV displays properly. Now when I change the source to another HDMI port and then come back to the port in which the HTPC is connected, I lose signal and I keep getting some white noise static etc. This happens only if I switch between different HDMI ports! The signal comes back when I disconnect the device (non HTPC device in this case ROKU) from the other HDMI port. I dont think it is the HDMI ports as this doesnt happen with any other devices I connect
I have an nMediapc 2000b case if that matters. Any hhelp solutions would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
Sounds like the TV is loosing the HDCP sync or your HTPC send the graphic to sleep, because not monitor is detected. Look for a firmware update for your TV.
Thanks for the quick reply; would that explain the fact that the signal comes back when remove the non-htpc device. and that the signal is lost only when I cycle between inputs.
Although I say that the signal is lost, what really happens is when I cycle to htpc the second time, I get a grained white noise kind of screen with lots of static
The TV does have the latest firmware; also I didnt have this problem when I had a different computer connected earlier; that was a gigabyte MB with AMD processor. I dont know whether I am making things more confusing, but this is just driving me nuts
It was bothering me so much that I ended up reinstalling the operating system. I kept checking when the prblem starts. It seems like this happens only after the intel hd 4000 driver is installed. Till then there is no issue; any ideas on what to do..
I didnt try this yet because i was having issues after i restart and then I change sources. today I used a different hdmi cable and that seems to have solved it. I dont know for how long but happy for the time being. thanks everyone