PS3 HDCP Question

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#1 Posted by solaris916 (25 posts) -

I have seen this question a couple of times in the forums, but have yet to see an answer.

I want to get a PS3 Slim and I want to use my monitor which is a Hanns-G 19" LCD (JW199D). Does anyone know if this monitor is HDCP compliant? I can't find the information anywhere on the manufacture's website (or any website for that matter). I have emailed the manufacturer and have not yet received a response. I know it has a DVI-D input and I know I'll need to get an HDMI to DVI cable/adapter, but I know I'll just get a blank screen if it's not HDCP compliant.

Anyone out there have luck using a PS3 on this monitor?

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#2 Posted by Duckman5 (18934 posts) -
If it has a DVI port it doesn't need to be HDCP compliant. Using the DVI port will work fine.
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#3 Posted by mike4realz (2577 posts) -
If it has a DVI port it doesn't need to be HDCP compliant. Using the DVI port will work fine.Duckman5
HDCP is required for blu-ray playback...except for games
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#4 Posted by Twig978 (557 posts) -
No HDMI = no HDCP. Games will work fine but Blue Ray movies won't.
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#5 Posted by solaris916 (25 posts) -

I was under the impression that HDCP was required to get any video signal from the PS3. HDCP only applies to Blu-ray then? That's a relief. Thanks for your help.

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#6 Posted by solaris916 (25 posts) -

Just to update anyone with a similar situation as mine: HDCP DOES matter for the PS3- and not just for Blu-ray movies. My monitor, it turns out, is not HDCP compatible. Everyone who told me that the PS3 would work for games and that DVI doesn't use HDCP is wrong. It doesn't work for games, movies, the XMB- nothing. I just ordered a PS3/Wii VGA cable from Mayflash that has some mixed reviews- I hope it's at least better than playing on an SD TV.

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#7 Posted by NeoSlyfer (40 posts) -

Same for me , I have a Hanns.G 19" LCD my Xbox 360 works fine with it, however my PS3 it's a blank screen only *sigh

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#8 Posted by Lum_Yatsura (506 posts) -

Yes. PS3 needs HDCP to output any audio and/or video from its HDMI port. Regardless of content type or resolution. Even the XMB set to 480p will get a blank screen and no sound.

As the above poster said, Xbox 360 is different. IIRC it only uses HDCP during movie playback.