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HD DVD player, and DVI.

 
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Xraynorm
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: HD DVD player, and DVI. Reply with quote

Hello.

Does anyone know if its possible to connect a HD DVD player (with HDMI) to a computer monitor with a DVI input.

You can buy HDMI to DVI adaptors(i think), but will it work?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: RE: HD DVD player, and DVI. Reply with quote

There are plenty listed with retailers - you need to check if these are HDMI "compatible". That is - will the signal stay HD or will these cause the signal to be downgraded to "standard definition"?

The only way to do this would be contacting manufacturers directly or face-to-face (with a demonstration) in-store.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: RE: HD DVD player, and DVI. Reply with quote

Thanks.

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You need to check if these are HDMI "compatible"


Do you mean the monitor, DVD player, or cable?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: RE: HD DVD player, and DVI. Reply with quote

Xraynorm wrote:
Thanks.

Quote:
You need to check if these are HDMI "compatible"


Do you mean the monitor, DVD player, or cable?


My understanding is all of them - if one component isn't compatible the picture will be downgraded. More details at:

High-Definition Multimedia Interface
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
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