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Detecting the monitor mode

I think I want something that's not possible. Still, without asking I'd never know for sure... :-)

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Guest [Entry]

"No, you have to manually switch the mode on the TV.

EDIT : Since this is SuperUser.com, I'm going to put a bit of effort in trying to help you achieve your dreams of saving 1 button press.

Your objective is to :

When you press the power button on the computer, the TV turns on, and at the same time, switches to PC mode.

Suggested way of achieving this :

Get an electronic infrared kit - the one that can send out programmed infrared beams - it's pretty cheap. Find it at your local electronics hobby store.

Program it to send 2 instructions - the infrared commands for ""Turn on my TV!"" and ""Switch to PC mode!"". Do not, I repeat, do not send the command for ""Autobots, transform!"".

Wire the trigger of the infrared kit to the power button on your PC. Set it to trigger when the button is pressed.

Voila."