First switch died. All good points about the cabling, I'm an engineer at an electronics manufacturer and spend a lot of time fixing test systems, I always check the cable connections to test instruments to begin with. I'm not familiar with HDMI though.
Did some googling, sparkles are due to high impedance in the cable which reduces the strength of the digital signal to such an extent the receiver can't tell a 0 from a 1. There's no error correction so the effects are seen on the screen straight away.
Just search for HDMI error correction.
The switch consists of one chip for switching hdmi and a 3.3V regulator to supply the chip from the 5V on the hdmi. There's a push button to select which input the chip outputs. If I ever get round to it maybe it'll be interesting to see which is dead, but don't hold your breath :rolleyes:
Opened the Hummy, hardly any dust in the fan or anywhere else. So read through the guide and did a database and CF reset. Which was good fun because I had forgotten how to set up network shares, but all sorted.
No crashes since then. When I think about it I did do some package updates the...
I know little, ok nothing:confused:, about hdmi so I was wondering how a problem with hdmi could affect the Hummy.
The Hummy did lock up (picture froze but sound ok) tonight, but at least it didn't do a factory reset this time. I've started using Sysmon and I can see it occurred at the time the...
Another vote from me. I consider myself Mr. Average, so their must be a more than a few of us who watch their laptops while their better half watches the soaps. Being able to watch FTA almost live on the laptop would be a boon.