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I have a DLP display that has a DVI/HDCP input. I will soon have a DVD player with DVI output. Assuming a workaround for the region lock, will a PAL encoded disc play properly with this setup? It is my understanding that the DVI from the player puts out a true digital signal, which is not itself PAL encoded in any way, and that the DLP display ( a Samsung RPTV ) may display this digital signal properly. Have I got that right?


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Wes,


Your display is HDCP compliant so, no problems there, regardless of your DVD player having HDCP or not.

As to displaying Pal disks properly, it depends. :)

Yes, the DVI signal is digital but signal timings are different between Pal and NTSC.

Pal disks use a 50Hz refresh rate (vertical frequency) and NTSC disks use 60Hz (59.94Hz). Some displays can handle those refresh rates without problems. Others convert 50 to 60 Hz. This may originate judder. It really depends on your display.

Most players can output Pal disks at 50Hz through DVI, while some convert 50Hz to 60Hz on the DVI output. This can also cause judder.


In any case your display should work with Pal disks.


I hope this helps.
 
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