7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2010 6:30 PM by duersen
duersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi guys,

thanks to your help I just solved my ATV audio problem (bought an "optical to RCA converter"). It cost me $130 but audio works fine now.

Unfortunately I am facing a new, serious problem now:

After watching a few movie previews (video&audio quality perfect), I decided to rent a movie. Then I received the "This content requires HDCP for playback" error message...

After doing a little research here, it seems that DVI doesn't support HDCP and I am screwed once again..:-(

As mentioned in my previous audio thread, I have a Sony flatscreen which doesn't have a HDMI connection. Therefore I am using the DVI connection and an adapter like this one:

http://www.jkcomputersystems.com/Assets/items/pictures/AD-ATI-HDMI-DVI.jpg

I am close to giving up and reselling the ATV now, but after you guys helped me solving the audio problem (after Apple support said there is no solution), I chose to ask you again:

Is there any solution to watch a movie using the DVI connection???

Your help is highly appreciated!!!

Thanks a million,
duersen
  • rz22g Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    DVI can support HDCP. It may be that the DVI input on your set does not or the issue could be coming in during the conversion. Not sure how you would be able to determine which.
  • duersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks rz22g.

    I am pretty sure that my Sony TV doesn't support HDCP (just studied the manual)...

    Is there another smart (&affordable) way to work with adapters/converters?

    All the best,
    duersen
  • rz22g Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Some are using the HDFury adapter / converter that decrypts HDCP while converting but it converts to Component Video, not DVI. Also I think its in the $250 range.

    Component is not a bad choice. Its not digital and it does not carry an audio signal but you can get 1080p over component if the output and input device support it over component. Thats not really an issue though since the ATV is outputting 720p.

    Here is a link to the latest HDFury starting at $245.. http://www.curtpalme.com/HDFury3.shtm

    There is an HDFury 1 starting at $99 but I'm not sure about the spec differences, etc...

    Message was edited by: rz22g
  • duersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a lot for your advice.

    The solution looks interesting, though $245 is a lot of money (especially since I already had to buy the audio converter…).

    What about the HDFury1? Would it work if I would get a HDMI to DVI cable with it?

    Has anyone maybe already tried this solution?

    Thanks a lot for your help & regards from Canada,
    duersen

    P.S.:Btw, will I also need HDCP to watch Netflix movies?
  • NULCGI Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Is there any solution to watch a movie using the DVI connection???

    Your help is highly appreciated!!!

    Thanks a million,
    duersen


    Howdy,
    As mentione in other posts, I use DVI input on my NEC 42" Plasma (1080i).....
    to connect the ATV2..........
    I purchased a Belkin HDMI to DVI Cable - available from Apple Online Store; (AUD$19)
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR842LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MTA4NDU1Mjk

    It works perfectly....and Video Quality is excellent.

    I also use a Toslink cable from the ATV2 to my Yamaha Receiver - for great 5.1 Audio

    Hope this helps
  • soulsoles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    my HDCP-compliant Sony plasma only has DVI but the new tv would only send it 480p so i returned it. my blu-ray player works A-OK using the same monoprice HDMI-DVI cable, so the problem is 100% within the tv unit.
  • duersen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Unfortunately my TV doesn't support HDCP, so I guess using a different cable won't solve the problem.

    Does anyone have experience with the HD Fury1 converter?

    THX a lot for your feedback.