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Cable TV and Computer on same monitor

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Cable TV and Computer on same monitor

I just got a new Samsung CF397 monitor.  It has two HDMI inputs on the back.  Is it possible to hookup my comouter to one and an Xfinity XiD-P cable box to the other?  If so, how do you control which signal is shown on the monitor?  Would be great to access my Xfinity DVR through this monitor as if it were a TV.

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Re: Cable TV and Computer on same monitor

If your monitor has 2 hdmi inputs there should be a way to control those inputs. Look at your monitor’s manual

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Re: Cable TV and Computer on same monitor

Thanks.  I'll check.  Should the cable box work attached to the monitor HDMI input?

 

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@tube222 wrote:

Thanks.  I'll check.  Should the cable box work attached to the monitor HDMI input?

 


video should. what is going to be your audio path so you can hear the sound?



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Re: Cable TV and Computer on same monitor

Nevermind.  The second input wasn't HDMI, so the setup I was hoping for won't work.  Thanks for the input, nonetheless.