12-14-2009 02:41 PM
Thank you Entropy for pointing that out. You are correct that it is one more difference.
But it is kind of a moot point... if you have an HDMI output from your PC, why would you connect via DVI through some sort of "add on" to play Bluray?
I did however write one sentence that was incorrect.
"If you want to play a video from your laptop to your HDTV and you don't have an HDMI HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) compliant output on your laptop.then you must have a PC input on the TV that you purchase"
I should have written:
If you want to play a HD (bluray) video from your laptop to your HDTV and you don't have an HDMI HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) compliant output on your laptop or a DVI output with HDMI adapter to be able to use your HDTV as a PC monitor then you must have a PC input on the TV that you purchase
Currently I am not aware of any device or software "add on" that will allow you to play HD (bluray) content through a DVI output.
Perhaps you could post that info here in the forum.
12-15-2009 09:08 AM
I do. CyberLink PowerDVD.
HDCP is required, but that includes all recent DVI video cards. For example, my Nvidia 8800gt supports HDCP, but is DVI not HDMI. (two year old card).
01-02-2010 01:07 AM
Easy solution. ATI video cards allow video and audio out through a DVI to HDMI dongle that comes with their video cards. It's up to you wether you want to own an ATI card for this feature, but it works. So if you have an ATI card such as a Radeon 4870 as I do and an HDTV with an HDMI input, which all HDTVs should, you can seemlessly hook up your PC to your TV. If you want to simplify things, get a bluetooth mouse and keyboard to extend your reach. Also, you can get a very long flat HDMI cable for cheap...by the way, no 6 ft HDMI cable should cost more than $5 really. Can a 1 be any more of a 1 or a 0 any more of a 0? It's all binary and digital (except for reeeeally long HDMI runs). If you are able to hook your pc up to your tv but can't figure out how to hide the cable and you have some $ to spend, look for line of sight wireless HDMI transmission or something like Owlink signal over fiber optics (both about $500 right now...although they will go down soon). Also check out sewelldirect.com for HDMI over Cat5. I feel it is important to repeat, if you have an ATI card, and you use the DVI to HDMI attachment provided with the card, you can run the video and audio signal over HDMI to the TV...just correct the overscan in the ATI Catalyst menu. Will work perfectly.
01-02-2010 01:11 AM
Check out an ATI card with a DVI to HDMI dongle. It transmits video and audio over HDMI. I've successfully connected my PC to my PC at 1920 x 1080 with corresponding sound, turn key.