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Topic # 27700 4-Nov-2008 13:30
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Hi guys

I would like to send my sky hdi to my lcd monitor which only takes vga or dvi which is in another room.
is this possible and what would be the best way either wired or wireless.
I have a samsung dvd player, dvdhr753, at my disposal which can be used with the lcd monitor if that is helpful
I realise i need a remote extender but there are so many ways to send the video im a little confused

some help would be much appreciated. detailed help would be god like :P

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  Reply # 175713 4-Nov-2008 14:06
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The only real way of doing this would be to use a composite -> VGA adapter. It's doubtful that your monitor supports HDCP via the DVI port but if it did you could run a HDMI cable and use a HDMI -> DVI converter.



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  Reply # 175717 4-Nov-2008 14:23
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My monitor is an asus vw222u which is said to be hdcp compliant so im guessing that means through the dvi-d port
So your telling me if i run an hdmi cable from the my sky box to the screen with a dvi converter it will work. however, my sky does not have moe then one hdmi out to do this

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 175723 4-Nov-2008 14:51
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dragon12: My monitor is an asus vw222u which is said to be hdcp compliant so im guessing that means through the dvi-d port
So your telling me if i run an hdmi cable from the my sky box to the screen with a dvi converter it will work. however, my sky does not have moe then one hdmi out to do this


Yes that should work fine. You would obviously just need to buy an amplified HDMI splitter to distribute the HDMI signal to both at the same time.

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  Reply # 175733 4-Nov-2008 15:19
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Get either an hdmi/DVI adaptor or a hdmi/DVI cable and check first before going too far.  The hdcp seems to work fine DVI where it's connected to a computers DVI output, but sometimes it's not so good when you're connecting hdmi to DVI as you're aiming to do.



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  Reply # 175740 4-Nov-2008 15:51
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Thanks for the tip. was going to do that anyway but good to re enforce it.
Its dam stupid that mysky hdi does not have an rf out anymore like the old boxes.
i will give this a go and hopefully it works
anyone know where to get cheap hdmi cable or cheap hdmi to dvi-d cable of about 20m length

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  Reply # 175741 4-Nov-2008 15:55
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dragon12: Thanks for the tip. was going to do that anyway but good to re enforce it.
Its dam stupid that mysky hdi does not have an rf out anymore like the old boxes.
i will give this a go and hopefully it works
anyone know where to get cheap hdmi cable or cheap hdmi to dvi-d cable of about 20m length


It doesn't offer RF output because it's an obsolete method of distributing video. Sky do have RF modulators available and you can buy one from Jaycar. The bulk of people buying these units have flat screen TV's so HDMI is the obvious method of connection followeed by component if you have an older TV that doesn't do HD.



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  Reply # 175742 4-Nov-2008 16:02
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in your opinion then would it be better to run hdmi all the way to the bedroom or use a rf modulator which sounds to me like it would destroy the signal

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  Reply # 176020 5-Nov-2008 09:49
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If you have paid for SKY HD it's simply their expectation that you're after a quality picture.  Converting HD to RF will give you something that looks like crap.  RF used to be the standard method of video distribution but it's simply not appropriate with todays TV's.  That's not to say it can't be done, but you'll just have to buy your own modulator if you choose to distribute in this format.


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