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cannot do high-def w/ component outputs from computer

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by brant, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. brant

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    i think i finally answered my own question from the netflix thread below.


    i haven't been able to stream, or force and HD stream, from netflix at home or work on my HDTV's connected to a computer.

    at home, its connect by component, and at work, by dvi-to-vga adapter.



    i just installed cyberlink powerdvd 9 and cannot play DVD's on my HDTV.

    I kept getting an aspect ratio error. finally i switched to clone mode and got a similar error, but explained in more detail. it says i cannot play copy-protected content through my video card's TV out.


    so I have to assume a DVI-to-HDMI adapter will work. According to the nvidia website, my card supports HDCP.
     
  2. puckwithahalo

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    I know on my computer, it will only let me output to one monitor at a time for copy protected material, so to watch something on my tv i have to turn off the output to the monitor and have it only outputting the tv. Not sure if that's what you're running into or not though.
     
  3. brant

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    I got it working.


    I had to use a DVI-to-HDMI cable to enable DHCP.

    Video quality is about equal using HDMI instead of component, but the sharpness of my desktop is much better using the HDMI.
     

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