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sos13
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2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:05 pm

Can I use an adapter on the tv and then connect the roku2 via the hdmi cable instead of the r/b/y single cable?

If this is possible, will I have a better picture?

I purchased the cable with the roku2 thinking my TV had hdmi - but it doesn't just the dvi hdtv female outlet

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Re: 2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:11 pm

Make sure your TV supports 720p and HDCP on the DVI connection. Some early TVs with DVI did not.
 
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Re: 2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:30 pm

You can use the HDMI->DVI for video, but since DVI doesn't carry audio signals, you'll have to UAE the composite outputs for stereo audio.
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Re: 2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:45 pm

I guess my TV doesnt support HDCP over DVI (although I though it did), my new Roku2 will not display anything. My older Rokus all work fine over HDMI->DVI adapter on this TV, but no luck with Roku2.
 
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Re: 2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:43 am

Thanks for the responses, they helped!

I'll just keep using the standard cable and save the hdmi cable for the next TV!
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Re: 2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:00 am

Just purchased Roku 2 XS..... have a 2003 model Toshiba CRT HDTV ready monitor... no HDMI, only a DVI video input for HDTV and associated RCA stereo audio.... Roku works fine with HDMI to DVI cable for the video signal (my Toshiba is only capable of 720p and 1080i, but NOT the 1080P that Roku supplies) and the included A/V cable simultaneously connected to the RCA stereo audio in associated with the DVI.

You MUST GO TO THE "SETTINGS" MENU at the start of the channels carousel and select "720P" for video output and "STEREO" for the audio output if your older TV has similar connections, and lacks HDMI.

Good luck.... but don't let anyone suggest that it will not work, because it does.... and this configuration produces a far better resolution than just using the A/V cable for video as well as audio. (no 5.1 audio is available unless the Roku HDMI out to TV HDMI in is connected.... since the Roku 2 does NOT have a digital Tosslink out).
 
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Re: 2004 TV with DVI HDTV adapter DVI to HDMI

Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:25 am

jokimo wrote:
.... but don't let anyone suggest that it will not work, because it does....

...if the TV supports HDCP on the DVI connection...
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