Agharta wrote:If that is the case it suggests that the monitor is too old to support the required protocol rather than it being an issue due to it not being a TV.James Perrett wrote:Could you be falling foul of some kind of copy protection which will only allow the signal to be displayed on a TV? I know that HDMI includes some copy protection which is probably used by the DVD source but I don't know how it exactly works.
HDCP works with DVI as well as HDMI although DVI is video only so no audio support. So unless your DVD player also has analogue audio outputs that adds another level of complexity and may limit your options.
It would help if you give the makes and model numbers of your equipment. The specs for the DVD Player might provide a clue.
Hmm? Yes it's all pretty old kit. My object is to record DVD sound to computer (yes I know you can "rip" it in some software and I have done so with AA1.5 but it takes nearly as long as real time! In any case I shall be copying some cassettes, no rip option there!) I really only want the DVD picture to see WTF I am doing!
The Portta HDMI to RCA/Svideo converter takes no notice of copy protection? I can check this for DVD to monitor however with a disc made of my garden.
Hopefully the SCART to VGA will be here soon. If that does not work I shall look around for a 22" FSTV from a charity shop. That will take the place of the existing PC monitor which has VGA and digital and I use the latter and I assume I will be able to flip twixt that and HDMI or VGA?
If VGA/SCART does not work I shall list the kit.