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HDCP compliant graphics card

Discussion in 'TVs' started by poldoc, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. poldoc

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    There was no problem viewing WMVHD from my X800 graphics card's DVI output to my 50" Sagem's DVI input until Hollywood intervened with HDCP. 4 returned Sagems later I now have a ThemeScene H57 DLP projector with an HDCP DVI input. I am now unable to watch my WMVHD DVDs 'cos the graphics card is not HDCP compliant. The 'knowledgeable' PC supplies shop I use have never heard of HDCP so are about as useful as tits on a bull!! I need your multivaried expertise to advise me 1. Is there a workaround 2. Are there any HDCP enabled DVI blessed graphics cards out there ?3.Am I missing something blindingly obvious?
    I have Googled my way around all the permutations and combinations of 'graphics+ card+Hdcp+ HDMI + DVI to no avail.....can one of you guys advise me?
    Cheers m8s
    Mike
     
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    I googled on _hdcp "graphic card"_ and came up with two card:
    ATI FireGL X2 256MB DVI-I 8x AGP
    Gigabyte Radeon X800 Pro
    Look for phrases like "Integrated 165MHZ TMDS transmitter (DVI 1.0/HDMI compliant and HDCP ready)"
     
  3. poldoc

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    Thank you :D
     
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    What WMVHD are HDCP viewable only?? I never even knew that they where restricted.
     
  5. Hellicopter

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    Presumably the HDCP projector will not accept a non HDCP input!
    Alan
     
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    Is it common for HDCP capable/HDMI displays to reject non-HDCP signals?

    Will Blu-ray/HD-DVD only be viewable on PCs with HDCP ready graphics cards and displays?
     
  7. Paul D

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    I was lead to believe that HDCP protection didn't effect DVI graphics cards.

    ie it is the source device (DVD player etc) that needs the "receiving" device to have HDCP onboard, not the other way round.
    Copy protected content triggers the source device to "handshake" with the displaying device, to make sure "it" is HDCP compliant before content is allowed.

    Sending any content from a DVI graphic card should work on any DVI display.

    Maybe you need to renew your WMV-HD licenses? (DRM as stated below)
     
  8. pdundas

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    This sounds a bit odd. A HDCP compliant projector should still accept a non-HDCP DVI signal from a PC.

    Precisely what error do you get? Can you get the desktop to display OK?

    I'm not sure your problems are HDCP related. I've certainly got WMVHD discs to play on a non-HDCP PC into a HDCP equipped projector OK so in theory what you have should work.
     
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    are you sure its not DRM.
     

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