Ok, So I found out that there’s different kinds of DVI to HDMI cables and the one that actually works is a DYNEX DVI-D to HDMI (single link). Unlike the previous DVI to HDMI cables, this one doesn’t have all the pins present like the 5 + 24 pins (Do not panic!) but after plugging it in, my computer recognizes it, no problem. Aaaaand, yes! The high pitched noise has stopped (coming from my DVI-A to VGA connections).
As for the digitizer, I’m still screwed with that weird distortion field but I guess I’m going to have to live with that and see if maybe it’ll straighten itself out or something. I think as long as I’m making really fast strokes with coloring and shading it’ll be tolerable, but it will definitely hinder the way I ink on the computer unless I keep actively moving the image around to the unaffected parts of the screen.
So the guy who said he was going to buy back my cintiq with issues hasn’t replied in weeks.The 19 inch P active pen still spazzes every once in a while (I don’t think its the CPU but SOMETHING is conflicting with it, even with every tablet driver before it) so I gave up on trying to fix that problem.
In the meantime, I noticed some people had some luck hooking up a DVI to HDMI cable with their 22HD cintiq. I said to myself… “Okay, maybe its the VGA causing some interferrence”. So I propped up my 22HD Cintiq monitor once more and stuck a Standard DVI to HDMI cable and for a while, it displayed okay until Windows 7 loaded (where it stopped getting a signal and went to sleep). It did however, start displaying in Safe mode (Although 1280x1024 made it really made things on my screen all stretched and fuzzy fat. But…no high pitched ear rupturing squeaking (yesss!)
I realized that my DVI to HDMI cable is a standard cable and might not support the resolution my cintiq has (It supports the display for my 19 inch P active…that cable really is working) . Will buy and test out if a high speed DVI to HDMI cable will do the trick with the high resolution display. For now I ended up disabling my Intel (R) HD graphics on my computer and the cintiq is now running on 1280x1024 resolution until I get my high speed cable (I’m too tired switching these damn monitors again). I haven’t tested out the digitizer yet.
My web behaved P-active 17 inch still sits nearby.
My schnauzer has a sneaky habit of sneaking into trash cans and nibbling on Qtips…
Me: You got stung by a bee?
Guy: I was at the park and I got angry.
Me: At the bee?
Guy: No I got angry at my four year old trying to throw his ball at my face and when I went to swat it away, I knocked a bee into my shirt and it stung my nipple.
So after succumbing to my tablet monitor woes, I bought myself a 22HD Cintiq for 15 hundred, then bought a DVI-A Adapter to VGA today (Too Lazy to install a new video card…working to build a computer for next year maybe). This tablet monitor is awesome except…
1. It’s consistently making this weird horizontal distortion section of my screen that skips my cursor or makes my straight lines curved on all programs (for some reason, my previous two monitors have been also been doing that (The P-active 17 inch seldomly, my Pactive 19 inch often ). sat my cintiq both on my floor and on my table, tested both pen and eraser and the results were the same.
2. It’s also making a faint but very high pitched whining noise that’s making my ears ring. WTF.