How to hook up your HDTV
October 18, 2004
| || | I have ordered the Sony KD-34XBR960
HDTV and a DirecTV HD service/receiver, but it appears I have overlooked one item. All of the DirecTV HD receivers have a DVI/HDCP output but no HDMI output. The TV I ordered has only the HDMI input. If I use a DVI-to-HDMI converter, will the HDCP allow me to view the programs?
Yes, the DVI-to-HDMI converter will still allow you to view copy-protected programs. HDMI inputs are almost all equipped with HDCP copy protection, so they should be backward compatible with DVI/HDCP outputs. The converter itself doesn't affect the copy protection or the image quality at all.
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