HDMI to DVI conversion...do you lose HDCP?

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  1. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    I just learned (after leafing through the manual..how 'bout that!! It's worth something!;)) that my old rear projection HDTV has DVI-HDCP. But the new Blu-Ray/HD-DVD players will only have HDMI-HDCP. Does using a HDMI->DVI converter strip HDCP??

    Just curious...
     
  2. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    No DVI is HDCP compliant...

    You do need to make sure that what ever use are using to do that conversion though maintains the HDCP items.
     
  3. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    How is no DVI HDCP compliant?? The manual for my TV clearly says "DVI Input with HDCP", and I've read numerous places of DVI/HDCP connections.
    (Here's one, two, and three)

    If no DVI is HDCP compliant, what does my TV's manual mean when it says "DVI Input with HDCP"??
     
  4. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

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    Question, above: "Does using a HDMI->DVI converter strip HDCP??"

    Answer, above: "No DVI is HDCP compliant..."

    What Earl meant is: No, DVI is HDCP compliant.
     
  5. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    ahhh.....see? It's all in the grammer!;)

    Thanks for the clarification, AJ! I've seen HDMI->DVI adaptors that claim "HDCP compliant" and I was wondering if it's worth the extra $$$. Guess not. (wouldn't they ALL be "HDCP compliant"?):)
     
  6. A J Ricaud

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    I think that most HDMI-DVI adapters are passive devices and just put the video output on the right pins of the connector. They just pass whatever the source sends.
     
  7. ebonovic

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    I really need to get off the internet tonight... This cold (and the corresponding cold medicine) is not letting my think straight...
     
  8. ebonovic

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    Actually if you look around you might be able to score and all in one cable (aka the HDMI->DVI cable that came with the HR10-250s.... 9fts )
     
  9. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    Yeah, that's what I'm looking at. In fact, I wandered into a local Radio Shack today (I know, BIG mistake) and the guy there was trying to push me towards a 6 ft Monster cable (HDMI->DVI).....for $99!! :eek:

    Needless to say, I didn't buy it. I'm looking online, and gonna go with component on my HD receiver until I get one.

    Someone on here linked to a computer store that sold them for really cheap...one one know the store??
     
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    Take a look here. No personal affiliation, just a satisfied customer. (and they are an AVS sponsor)

    If this violates some posting rule please slap my wrist... :p
     
  11. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    Thanks!! GREAT prices! Just purchased a 15ft one for ~$10!!
     

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