[mythtv-users] Screen shutoff and devices

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Fri Dec 11 15:53:44 UTC 2009

Brent Bolin wrote:

>The screen blanks off and then comes the mighty warning
>hdmi input (tohsiba)
>dvi input (panasonic)
>And just keep warning, warning, warning
>Also the screen really isn't shutoff.  A look at it in the dark shows this.
>So is there an option to turn the warning off and to really turn the 
>display guns off?  I haven't found any.
>So at this point the TV simply needs to be powered off when not in use.
>Are there things to look for when purchasing new TV's ?  I'd be 
>kinda happy just using a monitor, but 23in or so is about the 
>largest I've really seen.  Also It might be a good idea to many 
>multiple inputs like current LCD/LED large screen TV's have

Yes, as you've realised, there are things to look for - unfortunately 
they are the sort of things that aren't mentioned in the specs. I hit 
lucky with a Samsung LE26B350 - it does power off (on the VGA, 
haven't tried DVI yet), but I don't think it does on an AV input. It 
also does full pixel mode out of the box on the DVI input. Neither of 
these are in the specs, and I don't think they are in the manual 

I think the only way to find out is to take a laptop round a TV store 
and try the different displays on offer - or get a recommendation 
from someone else who's already been through the process.

Simon Hobson

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