Connecting the VM-8H 1:8 HDMI Distributor
6.1 Acquiring the EDID
The VM-8H initially operates with the default EDID. This means that you can
turn ON the power before connecting any of the acceptors or the source.
You can acquire the EDID from:
One Output (the selected output LED illuminates)
The Default EDID (all the output LEDs flash)
Several connected outputs, the Auto-mix Mode1, (the output
LEDs flash in sequence)
To cycle between the different modes (One Output, Default and Auto-mix),
press the SELECT button, as defined in Table 2.
Table 2: The EDID Modes
To cycle to the
Default EDID
To cycle to the
Auto-mix EDID
To cycle to the One output
One output
The selected output
LED illuminates
Press the SELECT
button once again after
selecting output 8 (for
VM-8H) or output 16
(for VM-16H). The
output LEDs flash
Default The output LEDs
Press the SELECT
button once
The output LEDs
flash in sequence
Press the SELECT button to
select the required output.
The selected output flashes
To acquire or change the EDID of a new output display from:
One output, see Section 6.1.1
The default EDID, see Section 6.1.2
Several connected outputs, see Section 6.1.3
6.1.1 Acquiring the EDID from one Output
To acquire the EDID of a new output display, do the following:
1. Press the SELECT button.
The currently selected OUTPUT LED illuminates.
2. Press the SELECT button again to cycle from one output to another
until reaching the desired output.
3. Press the READ button.
The flashing ceases and the button illuminates. The VM-8H accesses
1 The EDID acquired is a weighted average of all the connected outputs. For example, if several displays with different
resolutions are connected to the outputs, the acquired EDID supports all the resolutions, as well as other parameters included
in the EDID
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