Hello Intel888, thanks for contacting us through the Intel Communities.
It is not possible to install the operating system without display since it will be necessary to enter some keystrokes.
Could you test your system using another HDMI cable?
In addition to that, please make sure your monitor or the TV supports 1024x768 since this is the resolution needed in order to access the Intel® Visual BIOS Setup when pressing the F2 key.
Sylvia - please consider revising your terminology regarding HDMI cables. Use of version numbers has been prohibited since the beginning of 2012 by HDMI Licensing. Cable terminology is supposed to be things like Standard (for original 1080i and 720p) and High Speed (for advances such as 1080p, Deep Color, 3D, 4K). Audio has always been supported on HDMI cables (in addition to video).
Thank you for your feedback.
I have tried lowering the resolution of my Dell monitor s2309w to 1024x768 and to the highest resolution of 2048x1152 both at 60Hz, below is the message I encountered;
"The current input timing is not supported by the monitor display. Please change your input timing to 2048x1152@60Hz or any other monitor. Listed timing as per the monitor specifications"
As for my current HDMI cable is working with my HP Folio ultra book / Dell monitor s2309w.
I get the above message when using HDMI-To-Male Mini HDMI. However, I will try Male HDMI-To-Male Mini HDMI and see.
Tried Male HDMI-To-Male Mini HDMI, same result.
Question, why would it be monitor compatibility, my monitor support the lowest resolution 1024x768 to highest 2048x1152. Is there a possibility the Intel NUC that I got has some sort of video card issue?
And if it is monitor compatibility issue, is there a recommended monitor to use? as I just need to get Window 8.1 install from there, pretty sure I can adjust the resolution to the optimal setting.
I am not from Intel, but my experience is that I never had trouble with Visual BIOS on Intel's Desktop Boards (such as DZ77BH-55K) - it always appeared on any of my monitors, full-sized (edge to edge), etc. However, my NUCs have changed behavior with different BIOS versions and varying monitors, and Visual BIOS no longer appears full-sized on most monitors (now appears small in the center). Monitor display issues seem to be a very common topic with current NUCs - sorry I don't have the diagnostic equipment to better understand the underlying issues with original NUC BIOS nor current NUC BIOS (it is presumably trying to interpret monitor's EDID/DisplayID, then choosing some most appropriate compatible resolution - and verifying using various common standards on multiple continents).
Intel888 it is possible that you have a defective unit, but the only way to find it out is replacing the NUC.
This URL contains the list of peripherals reported as compatible by customers.
In case you want to replace you NUC, you can contact our customer support department for additional information on replacing your product.