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    clintkolodziej
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    An option that I think would be great would be to have a setting that allows disabling the boot-up test pattern. The test pattern causes issues with HDMI auto-switches as those detect the signal and require a manual button press rather than let the auto-switching do it’s job. Since there really is no active input on the OSSC when the test pattern is being shown it would be great to disable that.

    Yes, you can argue to just turn things on in the right order, or don’t turn on the OSSC until you are ready to game on a retro console, but with young children, and visiting nieces and nephews I’m trying to make things as automatic and foolproof as possible.

    New Setting (proposal):

    Name: “Test Pattern On Boot”
    Values: “On” – display test pattern on boot, until sync on initial input is detected (default), “Off” – switch to initial input, regardless of sync, do not display test pattern

    Current boot functionality/setting

    Initial input:
    Sets the input which is automatically activated when device is powered on. If “last used” is selected, id is saved every time input is switched (adding a minor delay) and is automatically selected next time OSSC is powered on. Test pattern is displayed regardless of initial input setting until sync is detected on the respective input.

    Here are use cases for (current) functionality. The negative use cases should be solved by this new setting.

    Negative Use Case 1: Inadvertent switching while gaming on modern console

    Prereq: modern console and OSSC hooked up to HDMI auto-switch, with HDMI going to TV

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Turn on TV, no signal on the TV
    2. Turn on modern console, signal should show on TV from modern console
    3. While my oldest child is gaming on the modern console, my youngest child sees the OSSC on the table and switches it on, which causes the HDMI switch to switch to the test pattern on the OSSC, my oldest child dies in his game, drama ensues..

    Negative Use Case 2: Intend to play modern console first, switch on devices in gaming setup in wrong order

    Prereq: modern console and OSSC hooked up to HDMI auto-switch, with HDMI going to TV

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Turn on TV, no signal on the TV
    2. Turn on modern console, signal should show on TV from modern console
    3. Turn on OSSC, signal would switch to OSSC test pattern
    4. If intending to play a modern console first, you would have to manually switch the HDMI switch back to the modern console, which is confusing since there is no retro console turned on

    Positive Use Case 1: Intend to play modern console first, switch on devices in gaming setup in correct order

    Prereq: modern console and OSSC hooked up to HDMI auto-switch, with HDMI going to TV

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Turn on TV, no signal on the TV
    2. Turn on OSSC, signal should show on TV from OSSC test pattern
    3. Turn on modern console, signal would switch to modern console as intended

    Positive Use Case 2: Intend to play retro console first, switch on devices in gaming setup in correct order

    Prereq: modern console and OSSC hooked up to HDMI auto-switch, with HDMI going to TV

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Turn on TV, no signal on the TV
    2. Turn on modern console, signal would show on TV from modern console
    3. Turn on OSSC, signal should switch to OSSC test pattern
    4. Turn on retro console, OSSC will sync and show retro console on TV as intended
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