I have a PC to TV with HDMI hookup. Can I leave it hooked up all the time?
Will it damage anything if I do?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #10, I examine the ramifications of leaving a computer hooked up
to a TV permanently and suggest a way to minimize hardware damage and save on
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TV attached to computer
You certainly can leave it hooked up all the time. I don’t see any potential
The only time that I can think of as an issue is if you’re in an area
that gets lots of thunderstorms; then sometimes a lightning strike can travel
from one device to another.
But it is highly, highly unlikely (even in those lightning prone areas)
that this particular connection would carry anything that would concern me.
Protect the monitor
The only thing that might impact your system is leaving the screen on all of
You do realize that a TV left on all the time, not only is it using
electricity, but (depending on the technology of the TV) you could be shortening
the lifespan of the TV itself.
So, if you’re talking about just leaving the physical connections in place,
not a problem.