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Mating a Blu-Ray w/ HDMI to DLP TV with no HDMI input


Best Answer basildean52 , February 16 2013 - 01:23 PM

I've ordered an HDMI to DVI cable from Amazon and will do the hookup when it arrives. Again, Sam Chandler, I very much appreciate you're helping a newbie with a problem. I'll post if all goes well. Ain't the internet great!:) Go to the full post


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   basildean52

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Posted February 14 2013 - 02:34 PM

Looking for advice on the above situation. 10yr old DLP works fine( except for burning out lamps). Have spent hours researching on line. The BDP-BX59 has the HDMI and a composite Video output. Optical audio output. The latter works fine with my Panasonic receiver. I assume composite video will be analog. Question: If I run the HDMI into a Kanex ATV Pro converter and then A VGA cable from there into the PC (15 pin) input of the DLP will it work, and will it be 720P digital? Is it worth the extra expense of the converter and VGA cable? Thanks for any help.

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Posted February 14 2013 - 06:28 PM

Your DLP doesn't have a DVI?

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Posted February 15 2013 - 09:48 AM

The DLP does have a DVI input jack, but how do I get HDMI to DVI? Is there a converting cable? Many thanks.

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Posted February 15 2013 - 09:57 AM

HDMI - audio = DVI. http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 (available in multiple lengths)

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Posted February 15 2013 - 10:04 AM

And if you'd rather pay less... http://www.ebay.com/...=item43b8924d9d

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Posted February 15 2013 - 10:05 AM

Or if you'd rather buy it from Amazon. http://www.amazon.co...ywords=hdmi dvi

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Posted February 15 2013 - 10:06 AM

Or NewEgg http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812576006

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Posted February 15 2013 - 10:07 AM

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Posted February 15 2013 - 10:15 AM

And yes... You can upgrade your AVR to one with HDMI switching and connect the HDMI AVR to the DLP.

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Posted February 15 2013 - 02:14 PM

I see there are HDMI to DVI cables. Over at Amazon there is discussion about the DVI plug having either 24 or 18 pins. I'm guessing that the missing 6 pins on the 18 pinner are for audio, which is not supported by DVI. Correct? Comments? Thanks again for the help.

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Posted February 15 2013 - 03:57 PM

HDMI to DVI is only necessary with an 18 pin. The fact HDMI-DVI cables exist with 24 pin is utter stupidity. The "other" 6 pins are for analog WXGA and UXGA(I think??? Been a couple years since it even mattered) which HDMI doesn't support the two resolutions anyway. I think the reason a 24 pin HDMI-DVI even exists is just from the cable manufacturer finding 24 pin connectors instead of 18. Basically, DVI "was" (for home theater DVI is dead, computer networking...it hasn't exactly died...but it its heart beat goes on with a pacemaker) the only cable that supported analog and digital video. Every other cable is analog or digital.

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Posted February 16 2013 - 01:23 PM   Best Answer

I've ordered an HDMI to DVI cable from Amazon and will do the hookup when it arrives. Again, Sam Chandler, I very much appreciate you're helping a newbie with a problem. I'll post if all goes well. Ain't the internet great!:)

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Posted April 09 2013 - 07:01 PM

Came back to Forum to report that HDMI to DVI cable worked just fine; optical audio also works well into audio receiver.  Thanks again to Sam Chandler :) .   Basildean52






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