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Old 11-26-2007, 10:21 PM   #31  
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Question Monster Cable - DVI-to-HDMI Adapter to dell w4200

i have a dell W4200 42" plasma tv
and i have my hd dvd player hooked up to the one hdmi port
I got my dad a Sony BDP-S300 blue ray hd dvd player..gonna use HDMI on the blue ray side and my dell has an DVI connector,now in the manual page 13 its says the "dvi recieves the image data in digital format"...so does that mean if i got an

Monster Cable - DVI-to-HDMI Adapter
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to hook up to the dell will it work...the dvi to hdmi has three rows off three pins then it looks like a space then three rows off three pins then flat pin at end...will this fit
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:08 AM   #32  
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well i just tried it and it works,and i did this with out breaking the box...the PQ looks amazing
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:35 AM   #34  
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Hi, I just discovered this forum so I apologize if this has already been discussed or if I'm in the wrong section.

I have a Samsung DLP (model HLN437W) and I'm trying to connect an HDMI cable from a LG -DVR (model RC797T). I bought the HDMI-DVI adapter but when I try to play a DVD I get the following error message: Copyrighted Movie, HDMI HDCP fail with TV.

I can't find anything helpful in the manuals.

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Old 02-19-2008, 09:36 AM   #35  
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Hello.

I am looking for a HDMI > DVI-D cable or adapter. I have tried a few, but I am experiencing the following problem:

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FIOS HD DVR Cable Box (Motorola 6416-2) > HDMI cable > Receiver (Sony STR-DG910) > HDMI cable > HDMI to DVI-D adapter > TV (Sony KE-42TS2, only has DVI-D).

The problem seems to be the adapter or the fact that the TV is not HDMI. Although this receiver is capable of assigning inputs, processing the audio from the HDMI, it refuses to process the audio for some reason. I get the video, but no audio. I know that the audio is begin passed from the cable box.

Interesting piece of evidence… if I turn off the TV, the audio HDMI is immediately processed by the receiver and is delivered through its connected speakers.

Here is my theory… the receiver is not willing to process the audio unless the destination is HDMI. My TV is not HDMI and I am using a DVI-D adapter at the end of the HDMI cable.

Is there another option? Perhaps an adapter with the proper termination.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-22-2008, 05:33 PM   #36  
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Hi i am new to this but it seems i have the opposite problem then everybody else. I have a hi def tv with a dvi-i dual link input connection. My set top box has hdmi. The only cable i could find on internet is hdmi to dvi-d which is supposed to work. if i hook up direct from set top to tv i get no picture. if i hook up to my receiver i get sound but no picture. I think my problem is with the set top box output but not sure do you need a dvi-i cable to hdmi cable or can you use a dvi-d cable . Any help appreciated. I am starting to get a headache
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I got a similar question about PC/LCD connection ... The video card I will be using has a DVI-I port... If i get a DVI-D/HDMI cable, will it work fine?? I know that itll just drop the analogue, but does that make a difference... So will I be fine and not notice a difference if the video card was DVI-D?
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Hi, I have a question which might be stupid, but I haven't managed to find a proper answer anywhere.

I know that HDMI supports audio up to 8 channels or something like that, but does HDMI BY DEFAULT support Dolby Digital 5.1 audio? Or is it plain digital stereo?

For instance, I'm looking at laptops at the moment, and lots of them has got HDMI output. Would I be able to play my movies with PROPER 5.1 sound through HDMI? (eg. not simulated like Dolby Pro Logic and things like that)
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Hi, I have a question which might be stupid, but I haven't managed to find a proper answer anywhere.

I know that HDMI supports audio up to 8 channels or something like that, but does HDMI BY DEFAULT support Dolby Digital 5.1 audio? Or is it plain digital stereo?

For instance, I'm looking at laptops at the moment, and lots of them has got HDMI output. Would I be able to play my movies with PROPER 5.1 sound through HDMI? (eg. not simulated like Dolby Pro Logic and things like that)
Your question is a little confusing. You have to remember, the cable will only pass through what is being sent by the device. If your laptop will "only" send say Dolby Pro Logic, that's what you will get. It's up to the origin device (laptop, satellite box, blu-ray player etc) and what the receiving device supports. If you run HDMI from a laptop to a receiver that can support only Dolby Digital, then you will only get Dolby Digital. IF you have a receiver that supports the newer HD audio (DTS Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD) then you should get that. Etc.

The cable itself has little to do defining the audio, it's just a pipeline. You pour water down a garden hose it isn't going to turn into gasoline at the other end, it's still water. I hope that makes sense.
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Alright, thanks. So if my laptop supports Dolby Digital 5.1 I can be sure that the HDMI cable will transfer the proper sound to my receiver?
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Ok i have a question.I have a rca big screen tv with a hd dvi port.I also have a Hp w1907 flat screen computer monitor with a dvi port.I have ran the dvi to dvi cable from my computer monitor to my tv.I cannot get the tv to show what is displayed on my computer monitor.I called the place where i got my monitor,and they said it should work and show on my tv by just connecting the dvi cable to each.He also said something about going to my computer settings and switching the toggle to tv.How do i do this?Should i do this?And why isn't my tv working with my monitor using the dvi to dvi cable?
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Ok i have a question.I have a rca big screen tv with a hd dvi port.I also have a Hp w1907 flat screen computer monitor with a dvi port.I have ran the dvi to dvi cable from my computer monitor to my tv.I cannot get the tv to show what is displayed on my computer monitor.I called the place where i got my monitor,and they said it should work and show on my tv by just connecting the dvi cable to each.He also said something about going to my computer settings and switching the toggle to tv.How do i do this?Should i do this?And why isn't my tv working with my monitor using the dvi to dvi cable?
If I understand you correctly, you are running a cable from your TV to you Computer monitor? If that's true, you are connecting an input to an input. Each plug is expecting to receive a signal. Neither is actually sending anything and so you are trying to connect two devices that are not going to send anything. Sort of like plugging a light bulb into a toaster and neither into the wall and expecting the light to light up. It's not going to happen.

You need a video source. A DVI output like a PC video card or satellite box etc.
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Alright, thanks. So if my laptop supports Dolby Digital 5.1 I can be sure that the HDMI cable will transfer the proper sound to my receiver?
If your laptop supports DD5.1 and your receiver does as well, the HDMI cable will transfer DD5.1. Depending on the settings you have, you might have to be sure that one or both are set to use DD5.1. Some receivers can be set to default to DTS etc.
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