A few more notes: the tv I'm hooking this up to is BIG. I assume, though, that HDMI doesn't care about that, right? I mean, it's not like it takes more power to talk to a big tv than a monitor or whatever.|
I did connect the power to the wrong USB input at first. Could that have blown something out?
I am not connecting a keyboard or mouse yet. I assume that that is ok, though. I think one website even suggested that the user could just remote in. I don't have ethernet connected, either, but again, I can't see that causing this particular problem.