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PC HDMI to KV-40XBR700 DVI ???

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by CUTiger78 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:02 pm

I've got a HDMI-to-DVI adapter that I've used for my SA 8300HD DVR cable box-to-TV hook up. Works fine.

Now, I'd like to hook up my Sony KV-40XBR800 to my laptop via the laptop HDMI-out to the Sony DVI-in. Can't seem to get it to work.  The computer recognizes the TV and allows the multiple display option, but I don't get any video displayed on the TV.  I haven't tried anything lower than a 1280 X 720 resolution, but could try as low as 800 X 600 if that would help.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Edited by OP on 11/26 @ 1822 to correct the model # in the message.  Can't edit & correct the header, though.

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by jehill » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:55 am

Welcome to Agoraquest!  I am puzzled.  I took a look at the KV-40XBR700 Operating Instructions and they don't show a DVI input.  However, the KV-40XBR800 Operating Instructions do.  I do see the following at the end of the Features section:

Digital Visual Interface (DVI): Can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The DVI-HDTV
input terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard and is not intended for use with personal computers.

However, at the time that was written, HDMI outputs had yet to appear on PCs.  PCs had a different type non-compatible DVI output.  I am not sure what the problem could be.

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by CUTiger78 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:20 pm

Ya caught me!  My mistake, I do have the KV-40XBR800.  I'll edit the original post & make the correction.

The problem, however, remains the same.  Any ideas, John?
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by jehill » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:56 am



It may be possible that the HDMI to DVI cable you have works fine connected to your DVR, but for some reason doesn't work when connected to your PC.
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