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Difference in 25 pin dvi and 19 pin dvi

Can someone tell me the difference between the 2 DVI connectors, one with 19 pins, the other with 25 pins. I just got a HDMI DVD player, but have a DVI television. When I hooked it up, using a HDMI to DVI cable, I get a pink picture. I noticed the DVI on the T.V. had 25 pins, so I bought that adapter. Should I return it for the one with only 19 pins? I know it must be the cable or T.V. because my cablebox has HDMI, and that hooked to the T.V. also shows a pink picture.
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I had a similar issue, try adjusting the advanced settings on the DVD player.....I can't recall which settings it should be on, but when I adjusted them on my upconverting DVD player everything worked fine after.

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SOURCE: DVI alert, Your HD tv does not support HDCP,

Antipiracy warning , cannot be disabled or bypassed, it's a part of your tv. Because of it you will not be able to use the DVI connector to view blu-ray movies. You will have to use the Component (YPbPr) ones , at a much lower image quality.

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Is there a possibility that the adapter is defective? Any bent or missing pins?
How long are the cables? If they are of poor quality, a digital signal can be lost at 20 feet. Again, in theory.
The only other thing I can thing of, off the top of my head is to ask, did you change the input selection on your t.v.'s display screen to go from the input source that you get your t.v stations from... to the input source of the Play Station?

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