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DVI Input....

06-18-2005, 02:45 AM
I just purchased a Protron LCD HD 32" tv.... I have been using component video for the time until I could pick up a DVI cable. I finally picked up my DVI cable and connected it to the Hughes HTL HD receiver. I have D*.... Ok, so now I have the DVI cable connected and there is a message on the TV screen that reads " Not support Mode". I tried ALL of the ratio's and and I've tried all of the modes on the receiver, 1080i, 1080P and all of the rest of the definition modes. The only one it works on is 480p....I checked my owners manual on the tv and I found the factory setting's page. At the bottom there is a statement that reads "When the signal received by the display exceeds the allowed range, a warning message, Not support mode, appears on the screen. It sais I have a 24 pin DVI connection. As I read further in the manual, it states that DVI and D-Sub are " used for PC only". This tv was manufactured in March 2005. I find it hard to believe that the DVI connection can only be used for PC use only !
I will call the manufacturer of the tv but I was hoping someone had some idea of what the problem is. I figure the signal input to the tv from the receiver is too high or something. Why does it only work on 480p ?
I am pretty disappointed about this, I would really like to use the DVI connection as I have heard that it has an outstanding picture.

I appreciate all of your suggestions....

Thank you!

06-18-2005, 09:17 AM
That TV is very difficult to get detailed information on over the internet. My guess is it is not HDCP compatable and thus the only resolution your receiver will deliver is 480p. Sounds like you need to stay with the component cables.

06-18-2005, 09:34 AM
When you changed over from component cables to DVI, did you remember to flip the switch on the back of the Hughes receiver?

06-19-2005, 02:29 AM
I appreciate the info. I did flip the switch on the back, no luck....What a disappointment although the picture with component is pretty good...Thanks for the answers!

06-19-2005, 04:23 AM
That's too bad Snoman, I was hoping that it would be something simple, like the type switch. I wonder why a set made in March of 2005 would have a DVI port anyway. It seems everyone else has switched over to HDMI. If you get the answers from Proton, please let us know how it turns out.

06-19-2005, 07:31 AM
Of course, never plug a cable in when the power is on... and make sure the TV gets powered up FIRST so it can do the security dialog with the STB.