Originally Posted by sseverett
. . . All the conversion cables, HDMI to DVI, only strip off the audio but my TV (Mitsubishi WS-55313) has a DVI port that the book says:
DVI-HDTV input terminal is compliant with the EIA-861 standard and is not intended for use with PC.
Actually, the cable can't "strip-off" audio because the audio in HDMI exists on the same wires as the video, but inserted during the video-retrace intervals. The video portion of HDMI actually is DVI-D, so a cable should
be all you need.
However, there are different flavors of DVI. The analog version, DVI-A, is similar to VGA and maybe that is what your TV supports. If so, then there will be no easy way to connect it to HDMI.
Another possibility is that the TV is DVI-D, but that it doesn't support the copy-protection protocol, HDCP, so that the Onkyo will refuse to transmit to it. I think that is unlikely, however, because it would at least allow you to see unprotected content.
What happens is that my receiver (Onkyo TX-SR805) will not pass through the HDMI signal into the DVI. I need a box that makes the HDMI think it is going into a HDMI input.
If the TV was DVI-D, then it would look just like HDMI. The Onkyo would not be able to detect a difference between DVI-D and HDMI, as they are the same thing. So I suspect the TV is DVI-A.
The DVI port works great with analog and component signals that are routed out of the receiver’s HDMI port. When it comes to passing through an HDMI video signal the audio works but no picture.
I don't understand this part. How are you getting analog out of an HDMI port?
Are you saying the audio does work when input through the TV's DVI port?
Do you guys know of a box to fix my problem?
I don't think there is a box for this, but I'm also not sure what the problem is.
Does the TV not have a HDMI input?
Is the reference to EIA-861 a typo? EDIT: OK, I found the reference - It is EIA-861B. Without the "B", my searches weren't very helpful.