Question by Brandon G: Can i hook up a dvd player to an lcd monitor using monster cable w dvi end and dvi with hdmi adapter end?
thanks for the help everyone! im still having trouble! i have a vga going out to my pc and a dvi going out into a hdmi. i used a monstor dvi to hdmi converter to use the monster dvi cable. i can switch between vga and dvi with a button on the lcd monitor. the vga comes up fine. when i turn on the dvd player and switch to dvi mode it comes up fine as well with he samsung “on” screen. BUT when i put a dvd in the samsung hd850 the scepter 19 inch x9w the screen goes lite blue then black then lite blue then black. when i take the dvd out te samsung menu comes up perfect. i tried changing the dvd players specs fom 480 to 720 to 768. the lcds to res is only 1400×900. i changed from the dvd players rgb-normal to rgb-expand and from dvi A to dvi B. this is all in samsungs menu. I am pulling my hair out. the sceptre lcd displays the dvd player when it turns on but not the movie when i load it in the player!!!! What am i doing wrong? i feel like i ate a bowl of clown this morning guys! thanks!
Answer by Simon T
I suspect that the DVD player is enabling the HDCP encryption that is part of the HDMI standard when it plays a DVD . If your monitor does not support HDCP then it will not display the image.
Try playing a home movie DVD, or one that does not have copyright requirements and see if that works. If it does then you would need to get a monitor that has HDCP support on the DVI-D port.
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