I'm building a new HT and for the time being I've decided to use my old PJ (Panasonic PT-AE500U) with the new setup. I'll probably end up buying a new projector next year, but only after the lamp on this one dies.
Now, the problem is that I can't can't get the HDMI -> DVI connection to work between the HTPC box and the PJ. I've tried both EDID (1/2) modes on the projector, I've also played with the signal timings on the video card (specs below) and so for I got nothing, but a blank screen
Custom built HTPC box (Asrock H67M motherboard with HDMI / DVI /VGA out ports)
Windows 7 on HTPC (Latest Intel video drivers)
Cablevision Box (haven't tried hooking it up yet)
Denon AVR-791 Receiver
Panasonic PT-AE500U (HDCP compliant)
HDMI cables from Monoprice
HDMI (male) -> DVI-D (female) adapter from Monoprice
15ft DVI-D (male - male) cable also from MonopriceWhat works?
HTPC -> VGA -> Projector (Analog bypassing the receiver - don't what to use that)
HTPC -> DVI -> Projector - The image had a wrong aspect ratio, but I'm assuming I can get that corrected by manually adjusting output signal properties (Digital bypassing the receiver - don't what to use that)
PS3 -> HDMI -> Receiver -> HDMI / DVI Adapter -> DVI -> Projector (works flawlessly!
)What doesn't work?
HTPC -> HDMI / DVI Adapter -> DVI -> Projector (Blank screen / no signal)
HTPC -> HDMI -> Receiver -> HDMI / DVI Adapter -> DVI -> Projector (Blank screen / no signal) (This is what I'm after!
The fact that PS3 works fine in this setup makes me believe this some sort of HDCP issue. PS3's HDCP compliant signal gets passed through the receiver to the projector without an issue, but the HTPC's signal gets lost somewhere along the way or the projector cannot interpret it properly. So my looooong shot question is - can anyone help me out here?
If you think this a projector related issue I'll cross-post this on the projector forum.