Monday, April 1, 2013

HDMI computer to television: does it ever work?

I tried it through an HDMI splitter to two HDTV sets that works fine with my Roku box.  I tried it with several devices and none worked.

1. Raspberry Pi: I could see the boot up stuff but video was cut off at the edges and I could not log in.

2. Windows7 laptop: nothing on screen no matter what I tried.

3. Samsung Chromebook.: desktop visible with video edges cut off but no log in screen in the middle, which I could see on the laptop screen.  I checked display options but dual screens was not available.  Also, my Logitech USB wireless mouse and keyboard did not work.

4. Motorola Droid Bionic: nothing.  Are there phone options to set?

What's the point of having an HDMI port if it does not work?

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