HDMI to DVI

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  1. jockserb

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    Just bought son ps3,,,own samsung plasma model Ps42v4s
    tried to use HDMI to DVI cable ,no joy tv recognises dvi,,,,,Ps3 wont change to hdmi in settings ,first question in samsung tv manual its says dvi input connector (24pin)the one I bought of ebay has only 19 pins,could this be my problem??????tried 2 differnt cables ,,,,so this rules out faulty cable........also tried to use cables on my hdmi toshiba dvd player model sd 350e this also wouldnt work....tv says looking for signal,though never recieves.....tried now for roughtly 10 hours....Help please.
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    Hi I think 24PIN is VGA.
     
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    Okay im a bit lost here,,,,,,,,,In samsung owners manual it says dvi output (24 pin)what is vga? and is this why the hdmi to dvi (18 pins )doesnt work?????? in my ps3..........
     
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    Firstly which dvi cable do you have from this pic? Does it match the connection on your tv? I first need to know that you have the correct cable.

    If you do have the correct cable, when you switch the ps3 on hold the power button down for 5 seconds until you hear a beep. The ps3 will auto detect what connection is being used and select the appropiate settings automatically.
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    Vga is a connection primarily used for pc's you won't have to worry about that for the ps3 as there are no vga cables for the ps3.
     
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    Right I've done a bit of digging, and the reason you are having problems is because your set does not have a hdcp enabled dvi which is why you aren't able to display a picture from your ps3.

    What you need to do is purchase a component cable. PS2 component cables work with the ps3 and can be picked up from as little as £7 from Game. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for that went down to game and cost £9.99,,,got to till and it was reduced to£4.99 picture is super.....Though I run my dvd player with component,and will have to swap......:clap:
     
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    I have the DVI-D(SINGLE LINK) Though as you can see only 19 pins....in samsung books says 24 pin dvi...thanks for takeing intrest in my problem.Andy:smashin:
     
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    No problems.

    If having to keep swapping cables is an inconvenience you can buy component switchers, they start at around £15 for a budget one.

    To be honest though the ps3 is an excellent dvd player, you never know it might replace your dvd player :)

    Try a dvd in both and see which you prefer :smashin:
     
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    Your welcome. Either way because you don't have a hdcp dvi socket you won't be able to get a picture from the ps3.

    You've got it sorted with a component cable now anyway. :smashin:
     
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    Before you go,My toshiba Sd 350 e has component,and hdmi,,,,my television doesnt recognise that either,,,,hdmi to dvi,tried 2 differnt cables is this also because tv doesnt have hdcp??????Thanks again mate....:)
     
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    I don't have any first hand experience of that particular model but I believe it is an upscaling dvd player. You may just have to adjust the settings so that it doesn't upscale.

    I believe your plasma has a native res of 480p (its an ed-tv) if I'm not mistaken, and if you try upscaling while using the dvi port, the lack of hdcp will be an issue.

    Also note that dvds cannot be upscaled through component. Either way you shouldn't upscale as your tv will then need to scale the image back to it's native res and you want to reduce any picture processing to get the cleanest image possible.

    You will get a good picture at 480p. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks again..........Bye Andy:hiya:
     

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