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I would like to connect my Sanyo PLV-Z2 project to a DVD player with HDMI output in order to higer quality. I used a HDMI->DVI cable and connected DVI to Z2. I set the input 2 as RGB-HDCP. However it does not work(Black screen). Any advise?

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I have the same unit (2 of them actually.) I have spent a lot of time on this very issue. The problem is that although the unit is "supposed" to be HDCP (digital copy protection) compatible, it is not fully. I've found that with some DVD players it will work for a minute or two and then go black, and with others, it will flash on and off, and with some it will never do anything but black. I have only found 2 ways around this. 1 is to use a computer (which does not use the HDCP) windows Vista/windows7 might have the same problems, but XP/2000/Linux work perfectly. The other solution that worked was to use a Playstation3 which seems to work perfectly with it playing DVDs and BlueRays.

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