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HDCP / HDMI query

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by robfitzp, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. robfitzp

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    Hi

    Bit confused about this HDCP / HDMI stuff. Have got an HS10 which has a HDCP compatible (I think) DVI connection. Is this likely to work with players like the Pioneer 868 which has HDMI DVI output?

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    Yes. You will need an HDMI to DVI breakout lead. They are likely to be readily available when this sort of device starts shipping.

    HDMI is a different multipin connector, The Video pins carry DVI style information that is HDCP protected. The other thing you need to find out is what resolutions and timings your projector will actually accept through it's DVI socket as what the DVD players chuck out and what your PJ will recognise might not be the same thing......

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    Thanks Gordon.

    Did you ever get around to trying the Lumagen Vision with a HS10?

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    Hi there,
    would you know the difference between DVI and HDMI? Is one type of connection better than the other in term of signal quality?
    Also. would you know any good brand of DVI cables?

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    Hi,

    HDMI is a much smaller connector, so manufacturers have more room to have additional inputs/outputs on equipment. The signal transmitters are also more robust which give a much better cable length, over 20m for HDMI against 7.5m for DVI. I think Lindy make excellent quality cables who I'm sure will be producing HDMI cables and adapters soon. Hope this helps.

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    Hi Dutch,
    thanks for the info. It does really help. Do you know if HDMI is compatible with DVI, in other words, I am planning to buy the new Pioneer DV-868Ai, which has a HDMI output, and planning to connect it to my projector, Marantz VP12-S2, which has a DVI input.

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    Hi,

    You would need to ensure your Marantz has a DVI-HDCP compatible input - this would make it compatible with the HDCP encrypted signal output from the Pioneer's HDMI. Hope this helps.

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