Whenever I plug either of two Windows 7 laptops into my Planar 27" monitor, I get a constant hardware disconnect/reconnect sound when the monitor goes to sleep. It drives me absolutely insane, so I shut off my speakers.
I do NOT want this. However, I want the disconnect/reconnect sounds for all my other devices, so the "just disable the sounds" 'fix' is unacceptable.
I have a suspicion that the cause is the speakers / audio playback device that's in the monitor over the HDMI cable, but I also don't want to downgrade my connection to an RGB cable. What better solutions are there?