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#25358 19-Aug-2008 15:01
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Just scored a new 22"samsung lcd which of course only has DVI inputs - wouldn't mind hooking up a freeview decoder up to it.

Anybody had any success with HDMI->DVI on any of the current boxes?  So far I've had a confirmed know on the elcheapo DSE one.
I'm looking at the satmax box, and have emailed them to see if they know anything.

Cheers.


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  #158029 19-Aug-2008 16:12
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I used the extra terrestrial box to do this.  Official DSE one did not work on my DSE TV (which was DVI only).  DSE set top boxes have copy protection on their hdmi out and downscale the component out, the extra terrestrial one does not.  Mine is working fine doing exactly what you want to do.  I have some left over from my bulk buy if you'd like- just email me.  Cheers, Jackson.



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  #158134 19-Aug-2008 20:57
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Whoops, I was meaning terrestial boxes.  Confusingly Satmax do terresrial ones as well.


 
 
 
 


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  #158144 19-Aug-2008 21:15
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HDMI should almost certainly have HDCP, no matter what supplier. I'd be surprised if you find any box whether certified or non certified that won't have HDCP over HDMI as it's a basic requirement.

If you want HD on a non HDCP capable TV you really need to be looking for a box that will give you HD via component (which now do exist) or a unit such as  HD Fury that will strip the HDCP and send the picture via VGA.





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  #158176 19-Aug-2008 22:35
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Wait, we're assuming it didn't like the HDMI->DVI convertor because the converter fudged with the HDCP?

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  #158285 20-Aug-2008 11:16
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My DSE TV is an early plasma 42" TV.  It only has DVI in, which is supposed to be HDCP.  I bought a DSE Zinwell box and connected it to the tv via HDMI cable, and then used a HDMI/DVI converter.  I got no signal.  I bought an eXtra Terrestrial box and connected in exactly the same way, and it works.  Not much more I can say.

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  #158294 20-Aug-2008 11:49
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HDCP = FAIL

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