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Turn off monitor when Windows 8 is in sleep mode

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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro

    Turn off monitor when Windows 8 is in sleep mode


    Is there a way to turn off the monitor when my Windows 8 PC goes into sleep/standby mode? Right now the monitor stays on with a "HDMI input" message bouncing around the screen.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Actually, what that's telling you is that your monitor thinks the input has been shut off, which most monitors would accept as a signal to put the monitor in sleep mode.

    This may be a configuration setting in your monitors on screen controls. Or, your monitor may not work correctly with sleep mode with HDMI.
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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    It's a Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM. I don't see anything about sleep mode in the monitor's configuration menu, for HDMI or anything else.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Are you using any kind of converter? Like a DVI to HDMI converter, or a VGA to HDMI converter?
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    Just a regular HDMI to HDMI cable.
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Turn off monitor when Windows 8 is in sleep mode
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