[mythtv-users] Screen shutoff and devices
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.
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