Hello all, I'm sorry if this is the wrong subforum but I am having issues with using my 32' Emreson TV as a monitor for my PC.
I have used this TV on both an Xbox360 and Playstation3 without an issue, and I have used a Samsung 32' as a monitor for this computer in the past. However, I recently moved and my Samsung was damaged in transit.
When I plug the hdmi cable into the Emerson, I get absolutely no response. I have tried a variety of resolutions including 1080p>1080i>720 and even 480 in desperation, but I cannot get the monitor to do anything at all. I have tried rebooting the computer, I have tried turning the TV on before the computer and vice-versa. It works fine on my 21' Vizio TV (That I am using as a monitor at the moment) but even when the computer is on, I can unplug from the vizio and into the Emerson without getting any response. Upon plugging back into the Vizio, my desktop magically appears. I have absolutely no idea what my issue could be. I feel like I have tried EVERYTHING plausible. Has anyone else run into this issue?
My computer is my main media center in my house, it is currently hooked up to my home stereo in the living room, and when I have guests over, I usually use it like a TV when I entertain. Netflix, pandora, etc. The 21 is fine for personal use, but it'd be nice to be able to use the 32 for entertaining, not to mention I'd like to use the 21 in the bedroom.
If anyone has any ideas at all, I'd very much appreciate the help. I'm not particularly tech savvy, so no suggestion is too 'common sense.'