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Danwinter

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#285935 26-May-2021 20:26
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Hi all,

First time posting, I found this forum out of complete desperation as nowhere on the internet can I find answers to my dilemma. Hoping someone can help me, I would be so grateful.

Basically, I bought an old Epson projector (EMP-1715) for $150 and didn’t do much research on it... I didn’t expect to run into this issue.

It doesn’t have an HDMI port, video input seems to be VGA only? It came with an adapter, so I used this to connect it to my old MacBook Air. (I tried to attach pictures of these)

Works fine, however when it comes to streaming content of Netflix I get a HDCP error. This is new news to me, I had never heard of such a thing.

I’ve been researching this all night, and I’m not sure if I can get HDCP complaint VGA cable? Is there any way I can workaround this to play Netflix on this old projector?

Thanks so much, if anyone can shed some light on this.




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semigeek
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  #2713414 26-May-2021 20:44
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You might need a VGA to HDMI adapter. 


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  #2713538 27-May-2021 08:20
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You need to get the HDCP compliance before the conversion to VGA. You could do displayport-> hdmi ->hdmi splitter with HDCP ->VGA adaptor.

 

I think there are some browsers that don't support HDCP, and using those browsers to watch Netflix will give you a standard definition picture without HDCP which wouldn't cost you anything.

 

 








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