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Explain HDMI/HDCP into DVI

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by nsd3, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. nsd3

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    I have a Sony VPL-HS10 LCD projector, and I'm at present using the component video inputs. If I upgrade my DVD player to one with a HDMI interface supporting HDCP, will I actually see a picture?

    I heard so many stories relating to HDMI (with HDCP) to DVI giving nothing but blank screens, I'm unsure whether to upgrade my DVD player.

    Opinions?
     
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    My opinion is, even if you do get a picture (likely you will), don't assume it will be better then component. See my experience of the Pio 575 via component vs the Sammy 745 via DVI on the DVD players thread...PJ
     
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    It all depends on whether (a) the HS10's DVI connector is HDCP compliant and (b) whether the DVD player recognises it.

    In the early days players with DVI/HDCP or HDMI connections would often not work with some brands of projectors even though those had DVI/HDCP connections .. my Pioneer 868 for example wouldn't work with the Z2 I had at the time.

    These days this sort of incompatiblity has largely disappeared, however given the HS10's age if its' DVI connector does support HDCP it's possible it may be a problem for some players, it's impossible to speculate, it'd have to be tried.

    BTW, you don't need an HDCP-compliant player even though the display may support HDCP, though non-HDCP infested DVI players are pretty rare.
     
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    The MR hack for the Samsung HD745 also removes HDCP...PJ
     
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    I didn't say extinct. ;)
     
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    I didn't say you did. ;)
     

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