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I have a problem with one of our multi head watchout installs, running 5.1

 

New i7 PC (6 mths old), 8Gb Ram, OCZ Agility 3, Asus P56 Mbd, Radeon 6950 (running 1 x Mini DP to HDMI, 1 x Mini DP to DVI, 1 x DVI out) am using 1 x Active Adapter.

 

I am having a problem with one of the outputs, was working fine, now doesn't work at all. The DVI from the graphics card, which is running into a projector via DVI to HDMI converter block, in windows the whole system behaves fine, displays the windows desktop, will play a HD movie in media player spread across two outputs, as soon as I launch watchout the output drops out, the display flicks on and off all the time, as if the sync is dropping, this is before loading a show, so it displays an intermittant 5 watchout logo. After loading the show, it again flicks on and flicks off, only on output 3, but as soon as you drop out of watchout the windows desktop is stable, displaying just its coloured background.

 

Any ideas ?

 

Paul...

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Some questions:

 

- why three outputs connected to the card, if you only use two?

- which AMD Radeon HD6950 card specifically? They are not all the same...

- 1 x Mini DP to DVI, this is the ACTIVE adapter?

 

 

I would guess that if three outputs is connected, and two of those are MiniDP, they will both have to be ACTIVE.

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I may have been confusing before, it is an XFX Radeon HD6950,

I am using 3 outputs from it, in a 3 head (none blended) watchout installation.

I am using

1 x MINI DP to HDMI (passive)

1 x MINI DP to DVI (active)

1 x DVI - this is the output that is not functioning correctly under watchout.

I have fixed this by using another HDMI outout from the graphics card, however....

 

When i launch watchout display it loads up fine, displaying the 5 logo and the IP address, however when I connect the Watchout App from the ipod (the way this installtion is operated) the third output (now the HDMI one) drops its sync signal monetarily, causing the projector to drop out. This only happens when the ios app connects, and then it returns back again.

 

Regards

 

Paul...

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And this card has 2 "legacy" outputs, DVI and/or HDMI, and 2 MDP outputs?

 

Then I think I was correct earlier, that if three outputs is connected,

and two of those are MiniDP, they will both have to be ACTIVE.

OR, one have to use the 2 "legacy" outputs first, before using MDP outputs.

 

This is more a Windows setup issue, than a WATCHOUT one, I think.

WATCHOUT does not run in the same graphics mode that the Windows desktop do.

 

"when I connect the Watchout App from the ipod (the way this installtion is operated) the third output (now the HDMI one) drops its sync signal monetarily, causing the projector to drop out. This only happens when the ios app connects, and then it returns back again"

 

This I've never heard of before.

 

As always, if you require more detailed research, please compile as

small show file and send it to us, at support@dataton.com

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