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HDMI to DVI shows no color on Panasonic Blu-ray player
6 replies to this topic
Posted July 24 2012 - 09:55 AM
I am trying to connect my blu-ray player to a computer screen using dvi. I have a hdmi to dvi adapter that I hooked up to a dvi cable and plugged in to the screen. The screen recognizes that something is connected and knows the resolution, but I don't see anything. I plugged the adapter into my laptop hdmi port and it worked fine. So I don't think its the cable adapter or display. The blu-ray player is a Panasonic sc-btt268 home theater system. The port on the back is output hdmi ARC. In settings I turned the hdmi audio output off. I can play things with my laptop when I use the screen, but I'll loose the genuine 5.1. Here's a link to the adapter: ( http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1497.l2649 )
Posted July 24 2012 - 12:34 PM
Is the DVI on this computer screen marked DVI or DVI-D? If there is no "-D" you can thank Sony that is doesn't work.
Posted July 25 2012 - 04:01 AM
I looked it up. It says: Input signal VGA, DVI-D It is a HP Compaq I think. but the thing is it worked when I plugged it into my laptop. I think that maybe it is the bluray player that is sending out some signal thats getting messed up by the adapter or something. So, will a decoder make it work or not? Or if I'm going to do that, maybe I'd be better off just buying another screen that accepts hdmi.
Posted July 25 2012 - 04:14 AM
Well, the BD player shouldn't be having this issue. DVI-D is essentially HDMI minus audio. Is there a "setting" to "not send audio" to the TV??? That could be part of the problem. My Onkyo receiver has a "pass-through audio" option that when I had it connected to my prior Mits DVI-D set would cause the picture to disappear. That is a handshake problem. Basically, you just turn the "pass-through audio" off...and it only sent video...problem averted. But a Panasonic(or any other HTiB) is NOT an AVR. So, if this HTiB doesn't have the ability to "not" send the audio over the HDMI...that is the HTiB's problem. Not this display. By the way, to try out this "might be the HTiB issue"... Change your setting in the computer to also send the audio via the HDMI(cause I know you don't have it set that way now) and see if that garbles the display... If it does, then there is the problem with the HTiB...
Posted July 25 2012 - 04:35 AM
I did find/read(the pertinent bits) of the manual for this thing... On page 33... Make SURE the audio HDMI is set off Turn CEC (viera link) off. If those two things don't solve the problem...well...not compatible.
Posted July 27 2012 - 04:37 AM
I've tried all these things. I turned the audio output through hdmi to off. I also turned the viera link off too. No change. So... I had just one more thought. Could it be that this adapter I bought is just a cheap adapter that may be messing up the signal? Just a guess. By the way. I tried hooking this display to a different dvd player, not blu-ray, and it worked fine. So maybe they're just not compatible like you said. Thanks for the help!
Posted July 27 2012 - 05:14 AM
I'd buy an actual HDMI to DVI cable...not a HDMI/DVI adapter... http://www.amazon.co...ywords=hdmi dvi (have no idea why this one is so cheap...) It has been awhile since I bothered looking for one of these(I gave one away with my Mits that needed one and I have 3 more still in shrink wrap. I have an older 1080i computer monitor that hasn't died yet that is connected to the HDMI on a tower)... But BlueJeans and MonoPrice both probably still have them. Again, buy the cable...not the adapter.
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