Windows 10: How to get TV I'm using for a monitor to come on when PC does?

  1.    15 Mar 2017 #1

    How to get TV I'm using for a monitor to come on when PC does?


    Waiting for the prices of 4k 32" monitors to fall, I'm using a Vizio 1920 x 1080p TV with HDMI in for a monitor. How do I get it to turn on when I turn on the PC? Right now I have to switch it on and off manually. Is there something in the boot sequence I need to change, and if so, how?
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  2.    15 Mar 2017 #2

    Don't turn the TV off....you don't have an all-in-one or a laptop, your pc cannot turn your TV on no more than your VCR.
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  3.    15 Mar 2017 #3

    That doesn't help. If I leave it on, with the PC off, the TV recognizes "no signal" and shuts itself off in a few minutes. So still have to manually turn it on when I turn on the PC again.
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  4.    15 Mar 2017 #4

    I don't see the big issue here. I have been using 3 tv's for years and every morning I have to turn them on before I start the pc. I don't mind it really.

    I mean you really should have the TV off because they all come brand new with a few hundred thousand hours life expectancy. May seem like a lot but time goes by fast.
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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #5

    Three monitors I turn on and off every time I turn my PC on and off.

    One way to do it, as its a TV, is to send the remote ON signal. You'd need an IR transmitter and a way to tell your PC to send the on signal on boot up. It may be easier to just reach over and turn it on. It's easy to do on my XBOX, I just plug in an IR Blaster and change a few settings. XBOX turns my cable box on too. And turns them both off again when I turn it off.

    The only other way is with the HDMI CEC commands. Both ends have to support that though, TV and your Video card.
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       16 Mar 2017 #6

    I use my TV remote Click image for larger version. 

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