Originally Posted by Searching81
Apologies if this has been covered before, but I couldn't find a definitive answer by searching/browsing this thread.
Is there a proper fix for the "screen turning off" issue when running from the DisplayPort? I just bought a S27A950 to add to my existing dual screen setup. I've set the SA950 up as my primary monitor via DisplayPort and the older monitors are connected via DVI ports. The SA950 occasionally goes blank... I've seen numerous reports of this from others on various forums on the web.... the only real solution given has been to not use DisplayPort on the SA950... that seems like a pretty poor option... have Samsung still not fixed this problem? Is the DisplayPort on the SA950 completely useless?
I'm guessing I'm going to have to move the SA950 to the dual link DVI and move the old monitor from there to the HDMI.
Not sure if it makes any difference, but my videocard is an Asus 660 Ti. (Incidentally, this is also causing me some unrelated issues... since the recent Asus BIOS update, the DisplayPort is disabled on post screen/restart/bootup and I have to log into Windows and re-enable the monitor to use it.... problem only happens with all three monitors plugged in... DisplayPort stays on after restart/bootup if I only have a total of two monitors connected).
Wow, that really sucks. I would have returned it already if I had of come across that problem. I bet it needs a firmware update, but how Samsung does firmware updates on their monitors is unknown to me. I know Viewsonic will make you send the unit into a repair shop for a firmware update, and some other companies monitors can have it done through a USB port, but I haven't looked into it on Samsung monitors.
The really sucky thing is it can be hard to get straight answers from Samsung. Their support isn't very good even though their products are pretty sweet. You could get an display port to DVI adapter and use one of your other monitors on the DP output of your video card. The DVI-D Dual works great on this monitor so far.
In one of my previous posts I mentioned I was going to experiment with blu-rays and 3D this weekend.
I have an ASUS Blu-ray burner, and Corel WinDVD Pro 2010. I installed the WinDVD Pro and tried Blu-rays, and they work fine, however all the 3D options were greyed out. I was going to purchase a 3D Blu-ray just for experimenting, but since the options were greyed out I think I might just be wasting my money.
I'm wondering if they may be because I'm not using HDMI? I know there are DRM issues if you don't use HDMI, however the movies I tried worked fine in what looked like 1080p. The monitor was in 1080p, but I couldn't tell if the BR Drive was outputting in 1080p, or just 480p and the system was upconverting it to 1080p.
I have heard in my line of work (and actually experienced it) that if you are not using HDMI (like some of the older plasma TVs with just component outputs) that you cannot view Blu-rays in HD and they will only work in 480p. This is because the component outputs are just outputs and have no two-way communication, while HDMI is a BUS and the DRM can communicate between the blu-ray player and the display device.
I did plug my PC into my HDTV using HDMI and I know the resulting picture was 1080p because of how sharp it was. If anyone gets 3D Blu-rays to work on this monitor in any way other than plugging a PS3 or Blu-ray player into it (in other words, using a PC) please let us know how you managed it.