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23" Cinema - HDMI?

2568 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2009 4:31 PM by Chris Blackwell1 RSS
Chris Blackwell1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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May 27, 2009 7:17 AM
Hi there.

I have three 23" Cinema Displays in my music studio, the first two being connected to my Mac Pro and the third being connected to a PC(!). I was wondering if there is a switch box available that would enable me to share this third screen between the PC and also over HDMI to connect up my HHB UDP-89 DVD player.

Many thanks!

Chris Blackwell
Intel 24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    May 27, 2009 10:39 PM (in response to Chris Blackwell1)
    An HDMI port on a DVD player is most likely going to have HDCP enabled. A 23" Cinema can't do an HDCP handshake hence cannot be made to work from a DVD player.
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    May 28, 2009 8:17 AM (in response to Chris Blackwell1)
    Yeah, you could try that, but I'm almost certain it won't work. The other issue you will be up against that I failed to mention is the inflexibility of the ACD to run from anything but it's native resolution. It won't like receiving 1080i or 720p. It just flat won't run from those types of incoming signals.
  • BSteely Level 5 Level 5 (7,635 points)
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    Jun 2, 2009 2:44 PM (in response to Chris Blackwell1)
    I'm pretty certain it can't be made to work.

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