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Old 17-10-11, 14:26   #1
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Default Smart B1, DVI and BluRay playback

I know others have had problems getting BluRay playback over HDMI, but although the manual says a HDMI-DVI cable is supported, I cannot get any BD playback from my Smart B1 over DVI.

I have tried 2 monitors and a projector, all had DVI inputs and none of them had a HDMI connection. I have tried 2 different HDMI-DVI cables. I have tried turning off all of the 'Auto' settings on the video signal config, plus turning off the BluRay disc playback enhancements. I can hear the sound, and the discs play over a composite (!) connection to the projector, but never anything over DVI. I have selected the 'DVI output' option, but it makes no difference.

My last test was with a Viewsonic VG2227wm monitor - which is full HD - but still no HDMI port. Nothing. DVD playback is fine.

My guess is that this is due to HDCP, but I can't find any consensus of opinion on this on any forums. My firmware is the latest (June 2011).

Has ANYBODY got DVI BluRay playback working - to anything at all (projector, monitor, etc)?
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Old 17-10-11, 14:55   #2
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Default Re: Smart B1, DVI and BluRay playback

Any HDMI connection must be HDCP complient, but this is not the case for DVI. Therefore you need to confirm if the monitor & PJ are HDCP comlient as if they are not then they will not get a signal from the Dune if playing an HDCP protected disc/file.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface
a typical HDMI-source (such as a Blu-ray Disc player) may demand HDCP-compliance on the display, an optional capability for DVI monitors. Hence, though the display link is technically operable in the sense that the HDMI source can produce a watchable image on the DVI monitor, content policy may forbid the display of HDCP-protected content on the non-HDCP compliant display. Absent this HDCP issue, an HDMI-source and DVI-D display would enjoy the same level of basic interoperability.
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Default Re: Smart B1, DVI and BluRay playback

Thanks Mark. I guessed that having the newer monitor would have meant HDCP was built-in, but looking at the spec sheets today, I can't find any mention of it. The same is probably true of the other monitor and the projector.
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