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921 Dish DVI + computer HD monitor compatibility?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by delnerdo, Feb 20, 2005.

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  1. delnerdo

    delnerdo New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Has anyone succeeded in connecting an Apple Cinema HD Display to a 921 receiver?

    I have read that the DVI-I connector on a 921 receiver is compatible with DVI-D, so in theory this should work, right? So should any HD monitor with DVI-D input work the 921's Dish DVI-I output? Would you expect an HD computer monitor to be compatible with the 921? Or are there many different kinds of DVI signal, so compatibility is also required in the digital drivers?

    This monitor is the original 23" plastic-framed model; it runs through an ADC to DVI adaptor (Apple A1006), whose output connector is single-link (middle pin-group missing) DVI-D (no analog pins around the horizontal "blade" in the connector).

    On connecting to and rebooting the 921, the monitor's power indicator blinks three times, but that's it. It gives no response to attempts to set the video mode. (Thank goodness that it still works when I reconnect it to the computer!)
    I've also tried configuring the 921 + DVI both with and without S-video connected to a CRT, without success.

    Is there maybe some mystery button on the remote that will grant my HD wishes? Neither the * nor the SD/HD buttons, nor (menu->6->9) display configuration yielded the desired outcome.

    Is there perhaps some hardware converter, or fancy cable, that would work?

    Advice is most welcome, though I mostly want to hear a success story or proof-of-concept. Meantime, I'm going to dig around for the monitor manual, which I ought to have done sooner...

    Thank you!

    P Hraber
    Santa Fe NM

    (SW: L211)
  2. bytre

    bytre Legend

    Sep 10, 2003
    Not really your case, but I have used my 921 with a viewsonic DVI computer LCD monitor. Poor color rendering, my CRT RP looks much better.
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