Re: STB connectivi
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10-23-2012 09:10:49 AM - edited 10-23-2012 09:46:28 AM
scoddie - Awhile back there were no HDMI inputs to PCs. Then I did see one. When I first saw your post my first impression was - Are you sure it is not an output?
HDMI is a two way interface. The source device can tell if the target device is capable of recording and turn off the signal.
This means that there should be no difference between the connection to an STB and a DVD player.
However, the U_verse box may be a little more aggressive in turning off the signal.
See if you can get the blue OK screen from the STB when it is asleep.
Also, you might try this splitter - http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-1-Out-Auto-Switch-Cable
Some people have found that it does isolate the two devices. While it is a splitter, you would only connect one input - the STB - to feed the single output connected to the PC.
You are on new ground with this. It will be interesting to see if you can get it to work. In the meantime component should be fine.
One other thing - try different aspect settings on the STB.
U-verse requires the target device support HDCP. Check to see if the Dell does.
I tried to look up your PC manual on the Dell site & found it very unfriendly. Can you give more details on your model or even the link to the manual.