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Old 07-14-2007, 06:49 AM   #1  
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After recently signing up for Netflix I undertook a project to transmit online movies from my HP Multi-Media PC through our Denon AVR 987 to our Sony TV. A very long story short the effort was a complete failure.

Efforts to run the Netflix online movie through the 987 resulted in no AV at all.

Efforts to run the same directly to the televsion with two configure monitors (tv as one) while the primary PC monitor was connected resulted in AV of the PC but not AV of the actual movie.

The only way to get the Netflix AV to the tv was to disconnect the primary monitor and run the signal directly to the tv's inputs. After all that trouble the quality was terrible.

Even though I've dumped this effort I do have two questions.

My two questions are

1. Why did the AV from the PC not process at all througn the AVR?

2, Did some sort of copy protection gizmo prevent the Netflix movie from dispaying while a primary monitor was connected?
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:22 PM   #2  
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2, Did some sort of copy protection gizmo prevent the Netflix movie from dispaying while a primary monitor was connected?
I've been thinking about hooking up my comp to my tv for the same purpose of watching these instantly viewed movies. I just made a quick call to Netflix's Instant Viewing Help line, and talked to a man who said that they don't have copyright protection software that would disable it from being viewed on your set, in fact he said he does the same.

He did say that they aren't allowed to help with the process of connecting because there are too many variables. Hope that helps a little for the second part of your question.

P.S. Their customer service has always been very good to me, don't be afraid to ask them questions.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:29 PM   #3  
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can you list your HTPC system specs.

how are you ouputting your video signal from your video card? are you doing it through S video? component? if so that could be your problem.

does your TV have DVI? HDMI? VGA? if your video card has DVI, you can output the signal directly to your TV.

as far as sound goes, many sound cards today support SPDIF or Toslink output.
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