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Need info Can you play DVDs on this monitor by hooking it up to a stand-alone DVD player?

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  • lmkehew Jan 28, 2009

    The monitor input hookup is described as "DVI-D with HDCP input" - does that mean that the standalone DVD player will have to be digital to work?

  • lmkehew Jan 28, 2009

    So, in order to get this thing to work, I will need an adaptor and a set of speakers, right? I am assuming that there is a separate input hookup on the monitor to plug in the speakers (I haven't taken it out of the box yet because this is supposed to be a gift and, besides, I am a technical cripple)!!! Thanks much for all the help!

  • lmkehew Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks so much for all the help!!!

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Yes and no. wou will need a vga to RCA video adaptor, then you will need to get something to play the sound through. after thats sorted out it should work. I use my monitor to play my xbox360 using external speakers

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Robert Jan 28, 2009

    DVI-D is just a fancier version of vga, it supports a better picture quality, with the right cables the same princple applies and it should work

  • Robert Jan 29, 2009

    assuming that the monitor has speakers built into it the you will need 3 adapters. A VGA to RCA video adapter, a DVI to VGA adapter, and a Stereo RCA to Stereo Headphone jack. If the monitor does not have speakers, you can get a cheap set (or what ever you budget can afford) with a RCA stereo to Stereo Female headphone jack

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