Beginner question...Trying to hookup projector using a hdmi to dvi cable

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  1. schan1269

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    I'll take a stab that you had this HTiB connected to a TV before. Then you swapped in the projector.You probably need to unplug the HTiB from the wall to reset HDCP.
     
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    I had it hooked to a different, much less nice, projector using the rca jacks. Let my try unplugging it....
     
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    unplugging didn't fix anything, BUT the new component cable just showed up so I'm gonna hook everything up that route and see what happens.
     
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    Nothin, absolutely nothin. Is it possible ALL the inputs could be bad? I'm very much ready to chuck this thing into a pond!
     
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    Anything is possible.There is a reason I referred to that thing as a gigantic dinosaur.
     
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    yes it happens,but it was in my price range and seemed like it would work great! so am I just SOL now? Or should I try something else?
     
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    Find another player with HDMI. I have a hard time believing you get a menu with dead inputs.99% of non-working projectors are projectors that won't turn on.This one turns on. Can you call the guy and ask him to give you instructions? Have a found a manual for it?In other words. In makes zero sense you get to a menu, but no picture.
     
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    Ok. I've got the manual...its an easy download. Guy remembers struggling with it's inputs for 7hrs, but can't remember how it was hooked up in the end. They used it for a drive-in.
     
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    And how big is the area you'll be using it?
     
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    16' sq. 100" screen. Lens that's on it now is perfect!
     
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    Glad I went to bed before reading that.Using that projector for a 100" screen is like using a sledgehammer on trim finishing nails.Hopefully you get it to work. I have no more ideas. I just can't imagine that projector being used that small. You could darn near tan with that thing.
     
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    Well, currently it doesn't matter since it wont put out images of any size. lol. Thanks for your help. Any recommendations on a projector that you think would work better?
     
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    Look up the 1080ST.

    Not the cheapest...but I think 720P projectors are a waste of time. On your own on anything less expensive.
     
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    I found this while scanning the Sharp manual. Maybe this is the issue?
    I run my projector using a HDMI to DVI cable (Optoma H27 projector, DVI-D, I believe), but I don't really know the details of DVI version 1.0 vs. 2.0. But "copy guard" mentioned above make me think it might be some issue with the copy protection schemes on discs you are trying to view.

    Found this in a wikipedia discussion of DVI:
    My Optoma supports the HDCP "handshake". It sounds like the Sharp may not.
     

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