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DirecTv HD receiver connected to a 16:10 computer monitor via HDMI to DVI cable

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by StephenJC, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. StephenJC

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    Will it work? D* box is 16:9 and monitor is 16:10?
     
  2. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    The difference in aspect ratio shouldn't be a big deal. You may not be able to view any protected HD content, though, if you're not HDMI end to end. I don't know this for a fact, but it's a possibility. Maybe someone who's actually tried it can weigh-in?
     
  3. StephenJC

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    Both the monitor and the cable are DVI-d so I am hoping that makes it fully HDMI compatible
     
  4. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    Hopefully so. I don't know if DVI-d means HDCP is always supported. Might want to double-check the spec sheet for that display to be sure.

    RE: which channels are HDCP protected, I PM'd a friend who's more up on this stuff than me, and it sounds like just some movie channels and VOD are content protected at this time.
     
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've been running either an HR24 or an HR34 to a Samsung monitor for some time now, and have never had a problem. Same connection, hdmi to dvi. I believe the monitor is hdcp compliant.
     
  6. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Been using a Dell 16:10 for years with various HR's and it works perfectly fine.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Curious - what model Dell monitors are those?
     
  8. HoTat2

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    From my experience you may run into some problems if its purely a computer monitor;

    The most significant being that computer monitors don't have de-interlacing circuits so can only handle progressive video formats. So you can only feed them 480p, 720p, and 1080p (PPV only) resolutions from the receiver. Interlace formats 480i and 1080i are not supported.

    The loss of 480i I could easily live with, but losing 1080i was needless to say, a major handicap.

    Another is that computer monitors do not use overscan and the pixel display ratio is always 1:1.

    Therefore if there is any annoying "VANC" (Vertical ancillary) information being transmitted in the TV program (closed captions, teletext, test signals, etc.) it may be visible at the top of the image.

    And hit or miss as to whether HDCP is supported.
     
  9. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Most recently a U2410 just replaced with a U2711.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Also DELL 2408W works fine for many years; it has 1:1, Aspect and Fill mode if you incline to experimenting ...
     

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