Ever since I got my new computer with its blazing fast NVIDIA graphics card, and hooked it up to my home theater projector, I’ve been noticing one really aggravating problem.
Every time I watch a video on YouTube or even Netflix, about two seconds in, the projector flickers and has to reconnect. (As though I had changed resolution to the exact same resolution I was already using.)
In fact, it does this every time it changes video quality to compensate for bandwidth hickups. So halfway through a TV Show, it might suddenly decide to turn my monitor black for two seconds! ARGG!
Googling suggested that I should turn off all hardware acceleration in the video drivers. This helped a little, but the downside was, all my hardware acceleration was turned off. I want that turned on! Acceleration makes things go faster!
Today, I finally found the solution.
- Open the NVIDIA Control Panel
- Select “Adjust Desktop Color Settings
- Change “Content Type Reported to the Display” to anything other than “auto-select”.
- Problem Solved!