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


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#1 OFFLINE   StephenJC

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

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

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#2 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:51 PM

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

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?
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

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

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:36 PM

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

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.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

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.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

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

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

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:57 AM

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

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

Curious - what model Dell monitors are those?
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:40 AM

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.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

Curious - what model Dell monitors are those?

Most recently a U2410 just replaced with a U2711.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

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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