Guys, has anyone here faced this problem?
It's not the problem with the Smyth Realiser per se, but with the computer connected to it. In my case, I use an Apple iMac, using an adapter to connect it to the Realiser's HDMI input. Everything works fine in this case. However, if I turn off the screen of the Mac, the computer automatically disconnects the HDMI signal, both video AND audio. I understand why this happens; HDMI is originally meant to be a video format, and since the screen is off, the connection is cut off. However, it is a bit frustrating that the audio signal is also cut off.
The reason I'm asking this is because I like to have my iMac's screen turned off when listening to music. With other interfaces such as USB (and USB DAC), this doesn't happen obviously, but with HDMI and Smyth Realiser, I cannot turn off the screen and maintain audio over HDMI at the same time.
Is there a way to continue enjoying music via HDMI with the screen turned off? Either by keeping the music signal alive and disconnecting the video signal only, or by maintaining both video and audio even though the screen is off?
I've had the exact same issue.
Here is my setup :
Dune HD Max => Realiser => Benq Projector
When the Benq is off, I've got no sound.
I've contacted Smyth, but they don't have any solution.
I've been told that HDMI was a touchy thing, as devices communicates : if one is off, there no communication.
I was first using the analog output to solve the issue (but I guess you don't necessarly have any on an Imac)
Then I've been using an HDMI spitter (for other matters) and I found out that it's solved the issue.
But I might also depends on the splitter used...so I canno't garanty i will works for you.