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DVI versus HDMI...or am I screwed

Scotty01

Standard Member
Hi, I bought a Samsung 42" plasma about a year ago which has a DVI input. I have since then bought a Panasonic SCHT1500 Hard Disk DVD Recorder which has HDMI input.

Question is can link the two together, and to HD programs when they begin, either from SKY or anybody ?

I've seen reports that DVI and HDMI can both receive HD signals but nothing which says I can hook the two together...

Or as I say, am I screwed ?
 

neilmcl

Well-known Member
The're are plenty of HDMI to DVI and DVI - HDMI cables around now so you shouldn't have any problems. The only caveat is if your DVI input doesn't support HDCP you may have trouble hooking up a HDMI device, you may need to check this as I'm nott 100% sure.
 

dan1979

Well-known Member
As above, converters are readily available, HDCP could be a problem if the display doesn't support it but there are already workarounds.
 

chedmaster

Novice Member
in another thread someone mentioned all samsung screens with DVI support HDCP so what you have there is HDMI without audio :)
 

Scotty01

Standard Member
Excellent news guys, thanks for the advice and glad my investment was not useless after all. I checked my TV and confirm it does indeed support HDCP.

And for Chedmaster, I route all my inputs through my Panasonic and use its Home Cinema capabilities for sound anyway already so I assume I'm sorted on that front.

Thanks again !
 

scarty16

Well-known Member
Scotty01 said:
Hi, I bought a Samsung 42" plasma about a year ago which has a DVI input. I have since then bought a Panasonic SCHT1500 Hard Disk DVD Recorder which has HDMI input.

Question is can link the two together, and to HD programs when they begin, either from SKY or anybody ?
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Does the Panasonic have an input or output?

As an input on the Panasonic will not connect to the input of the samsung!! You need an output!
 

chedmaster

Novice Member
scarty16 said:
Does the Panasonic have an input or output?

As an input on the Panasonic will not connect to the input of the samsung!! You need an output!
a lot of people just call all sockets inputs, i think we can let him off and guess that its an output :smashin:
 

scarty16

Well-known Member
:devil: I am not sure many of our lady friends would agree about outputs and inputs being classified as being the same
 

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