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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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  • pcslave Nov 13, 2007

    I don't understand. What are HD RCA's? And what do mean by Working cable?

  • pcslave Nov 13, 2007

    Sorry, but I still don't understand. There is an RCA video output jack on the DirecTV receiver (non-HD), but there is no RCA video-in jack on the LCD monitor. My goal, which I realize now that I was not clear on in my original post, is to view HD video from the DirecTV receiver on my LCD monitor. The DirecTV receiver has Component and HDMI outputs for HD Digital video (also s-video and rca for non HD video), and the LCD monitor has DVI-D input for digital signals and standard VGA input for analog signals.

    When you are referring to High Definition RCA cables, do you mean the RGB Component cables? If so, then the problem with that is that my LCD monitor does not have an RGB component video input.

    Thanks for you help...

  • pcslave Nov 13, 2007

    From what I see, Viewsonic's specs on the monitor *do* indicate HDCP support:

    (VIDEO INPUT Analog/Digital RGB analog (75 ohms, 0.7 Vp-p)/DVI-D (with HDCP)

    I don't see a setting in the LCD's on-screen menu that references turning HDCP on/off. Is that what you meant by "proper setting in the monitor"?

  • pcslave Nov 13, 2007

    There is no on-screen menu adjustment for HDCP (or button, etc) on the LCD, but all is working now. I went thru a reset on the DirecTV HD receiver, and I can now see video at either 720p or 1080i. I should have done that first! DOH! Thanks for your efforts...



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

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    High Definition RCA Cables.....will solve your problems, dont use the dvi cable.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    it looks like you could view 720p unless the
    flag is set. If the content provider wishes the output to be
    encrypted, then only an HDCP enabled display device can view it.
    I didn't see HDCP in your monitor's specs, so the 720p could be
    disabled at any time. As soon as a source device emits an encrypted signal, you monitor cannot view it .

    So verify that Direct TV has enabled the High Definition. And propper setting in the monitor.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    Yes, their is no Menu or other buttons on the front of the screen?

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    Yes, I wasnt sure if it had the reset on that model or I'd had you do it the first time....Clad we could solve the issue.

    Please rate this as fixed, and have a wonderful day.



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