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pc DVD wont play on DLP TV!

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Chadd, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Chadd

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    Hello all. I just built a Home theatre pc. I have a dvd drive in my pc and i am using both WINDVD and PowerDVD and the crapfest Windows Media player. I cannot get any of these programs to display a dvd on my 52" Dlp TV! Powerdvd gave me an error message error saying that it cannot play a dvd becuase my pc is connected to a tv! I am assuming these programs are using some sort of macrovision protection that detects a tv out and thus disables the software player. I own all the dvd's i am trying to play! I am sure there is a work around for this, anyone run into the same porblems? Help please.
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    Chadd.
     
  2. gizlaroc

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    How are you hooking it up to your TV?
     
  3. dsb

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    also, give vlc player a try
     
  4. Chadd

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    I am hooking up with the ATI adapter DVI to composite.
    I have used VLC, it seems a little limited tho, but amazing for a free program. It takes a long time to start and often crashes.
     
  5. Son of Shaft

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    Doesn't your DLP TV have DVI or VGA input. ATi uses Macrovision on their TV-out's and can't be turned off in any way afaik.

    Or component? Does your set have component input? Does your ATi support the Component dongle? If so you can try that if DVI/VGA is no option.
     
  6. Chadd

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    I am sorry i am using component outputs. the Ati Adapter converts DVi to component. my tv does not have a DVI or vga in. all it has is HDMI.
     
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    you can use a DVI to HDMI adapter so you can use you're PC to connect to your DLP TV digitally if you're not using the HDMI port for something else.

    Looks like this
     
  8. Chadd

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    thanks to everyone i was able to resolve this issue with DVD idle.
     

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