Hey there! I'm not sure this is the right place to ask about this, mostly because you could say the issue is not caused by a computer, but just in case this is caused by my ignorance I wanted to ask here anyway.
I am using a Hannsg HL226 HDMI Monitor for both my computer and a console (a Playstation 4).
This monitor only has one HDMI port, therefore whenever I want to switch between PC and PS4 I have to unplug one and plug in the other's HDMI cable to the Monitor.
In order to avoid this tedious problem (this Monitor's HDMI port is positioned in a ridiculously uncomfortable spot), I looked up "adapters" or anything that could solve this problem, and one of the first things that came in the results was this:
Because it was really cheap (model is Heroneo HDTV to 2F) and it looked like exactly what I was looking for, I bought it without thinking much of it and it finally arrived.
Unfortunately, this isn't working as I expected it to. Simply put, this is what happens:
- If PC is connected to it, Monitor works
- If PS4 is connected to it, Monitor works
- If PC and PS4 are both connected, and PC is on, Monitor works
- If PC and PS4 are both connected, and PS4 is on, Monitor repeatedly turns on and off showing "no signal"
- If PC and PS4 are both connected AND on, Monitor repeatedly turns on and off showing "no signal"
I did a bit of (late) research, and I see some sites mentioning how this is supposedly for sending the same HDMI signal to different screens as its main function, and that for what I need to do a Switcher is required, while what I ended up purchasing is a Splitter.
Is this the case? Did I simply buy the wrong item? Or is mine simply faulty? I simply want the two devices to work when the other one is off without having to manually switch HDMI ports, I don't need them both on ever, nor do I need to send any HDMI signal to multiple screens.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Edited by reverse, 15 March 2018 - 08:55 AM.