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Viewsonic HDCP LCD & DirectTV HD receiver

I just purchased a Viewsonic VX224w LCD with HDCP and am trying to view DirectTV via the DVI connection on the LCD. I am using an HDMI to DVI cable between the DirecTV receiver and the LCD monitor. However, regardless of the DirecTV receiver's display format (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i), the LCD monitor displays "no signal" when I turn it on, and then a black screen. Any ideas of what I might need to do view output from the DirecTV HD receiver on my LCD monitor?

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Will Direct tv recievers work with my new 23" widescreen ACER monitor? The monitor has VGA input,DVID withHDCP input and HDMI input

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Re: Viewsonic HDCP LCD & DirectTV HD receiver

Connect it with HD RCA's....then youll have both HD and Working cable.

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Also, ask some questions of Tech Support at Samsung..Let them KNOW how much you spent on their stuff.

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