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Am I being stupid? (Sharp Aquos + DVI DVD player)

Pezerinno

Active Member
Hi, I have a sharp LC-26GA4E with a thomson DHD-4000 freeview PVR and Denon 1910 DVD player. The PVR is working well but I can't get the picture or sound on the DVD.

I have the DVD player connected to the tv via DVI-D cable but none of the various extensions show the DVD. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
 

richjthorpe

Active Member
Have you tried connecting the 1910 via a scart cable to make the unit is actually kicking out a signal ?

Complete wild guess but does prog scan need to be enabled for DVI ?

By the way, DVI doesn't carry sound, only video.

Richie.
 

McE

Active Member
Did you set the DVI input to AV-digital?
sound via optical or coaxial...

just ordered a 1910 aswell and have a GD1E...
 

richjthorpe

Active Member
If you want the sound to come out of your TV speakers, you need to connect phono leads from the back of the DVD player to the TV. If you have an AV amp, connect the DVD player to the amp via a digital Coaxial cable to enable the 5.1 surround sound.
 

Pezerinno

Active Member
ok, well the phono leads are too short to reach to the tv. Does anyone know if you can connect the logitech Z-5500 speakers to the DVD player without them being connected to the tv?

EDIT: ok just moved the tv closer and connected phono cables, still no picture or sound.

EDIT2: just tried with scart and it worked fine. hmm
 

richjthorpe

Active Member
Have you taken a look in the manual for activating the DVI port or something like that ? Are there any settings on the 1910 or Sharp that you need to set in order to send/receive signals through the DVI port ?

Richie.
 

meme68

Active Member
dare i say..there is a small silver button labelled DVI on front fascia of Denon 1910 that you must press to enable DVI and choose the various resolutions i.e 480,720 and 1080p...also choose input no.5 on Sharp.Hope this helps(and dont mean for it to sound patronising).Good luck
 

Pezerinno

Active Member
I have the DVI button pressed showing 480 but still nothing, I had a flick through the manual but will have a proper look later. It's hard to use the other DVD features on the remote to see if they do anything as I can't see the menu's on the screen.
 

McE

Active Member
richjthorpe said:
If you want the sound to come out of your TV speakers, you need to connect phono leads from the back of the DVD player to the TV. If you have an AV amp, connect the DVD player to the amp via a digital Coaxial cable to enable the 5.1 surround sound.

There is no audio input on the GA4 or GD1.... no phono cables then :(
 
A

Agent 86

Guest
There is a audio input, it is a standard analog 3.5 millimetre stereo plug beside the dvi input, obviously associated only with that particular input.

Cheers,
Tim.
 

richjthorpe

Active Member
Also on Input 4 but this only has Composite or S-Video.
 

jgrg

Active Member
McE said:
Did you set the DVI input to AV-digital?

Yes, this got me when I connected my DVD-3910 to my LC32GA4E via DVI. There were at least 3 options on input 5 (may be a different input number on the 26 inch models that have 1 fewer input):

PC Analogue
PC Digital
AV Digital

I was starting to panic, thinking that the combination of screen and player I had bought wouldn't work, before I found this option.

James
 

Barnetto

Standard Member
I have just bought the Sharp 26GA3 and I'm looking to upgrade the DVD player. Can I ask your opinion on the Denon 1910 - is it worth getting a DVI enabled player over one that offers component with progressive scan on a 26 inch? (Looking at the Denon all in one package D500 but that doesn't do DVI and as far as I can see very few all in one packages do.)

Any thoughts on how you've found using the DVI (once you got it going!) gratefully received.
 

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