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Old 06-14-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hi all,

My first post and probably the most important one. Forgive me if this is an obvious problem but i'd love some details and if possible a solution please.

I've just purchased a new Sony Vaio Laptop which has a Blu-ray drive in it. The picture on the true 1080 17" laptop screen is fantastic however I want to output it onto my HD TV.

I've purchased a HDMI lead and connected the twotogether and Vista Home Prmium recognizes a DMI monitor has been attached... that one good thing.

I then put in 'Casino Royale' and played it via the Sony Intervideo WinDVD BD for Vaio program... It plays for about the first 4 seconds then I get a message at the top of the screen saying'

'Your Display environment does not support protected content playback'

The DVD then stops!?!?!?

Is this a problem with DRM? Help please?

How can I get it to play back on my TV?

Thanks in advance

Matt
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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Sounds like either your TV or your laptop doesn't support HDCP, or that you're having handshaking issues.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
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hi, I have an update....

I managed to get both talking to each other, once the laptop recognized the TV I set -up the external display (TV) to something X 720 resolution and was able to play HD files using media player. However if I tried to set the resolution to 1280X1080 (for 1080 HD) and then select the TV from the laptop it says that the video configuration is not supported?

Someone told me there is a difference between 1080 and 1080i. I suspect the laptop is 1080 and tv 1080i, anyone know what the difference is?

Also as Blu-ray DVDs are 1080 is there anyway the ask a blu-ray dvd player to play them for 720??

fingers crossed someone knows a solution here, i'm so near!!
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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What kind of TV do you have? Make/model please.

You need to set to 1920x1080, that might be your problem. It sounds like you have ot set the laptop to the resolution of the TV, which sounds like is only 1280x720 (720p)
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:30 PM   #5
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Also, when playing BD movies, you can't be using an extended desktop or mirrored desktop. The TV has to become the monitor.
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:05 AM   #6
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Also, when playing BD movies, you can't be using an extended desktop or mirrored desktop. The TV has to become the monitor.
Uhm, here on this AR190G, it WILL play on both the laptop screen AND the TV screen at the same time!

One of it's main features even...




I get this when I hit Fn + F7:

VGN-AR190G - UJ-210S BD Burner
VGN-AR730E/B - UJ-120 BD Combo

like.no.other

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Old 06-16-2007, 05:02 PM   #7
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With my Dell it comes up with a funny error number and stops but only when running both the Laptop monitor and external monitor together. Try switching to the external monitor before starting the BD player software. Also make cretain that you match the resolution of the monitor. When using a 720p projector (will accept 1080i) the picture is not very good unless I throttle the computer back to 1200 x 720. The laptop is more than happy to play 1080p (1920 x 1080) on my monitor without a problem.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:41 PM   #8
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With my Dell it comes up with a funny error number and stops but only when running both the Laptop monitor and external monitor together. Try switching to the external monitor before starting the BD player software. Also make cretain that you match the resolution of the monitor. When using a 720p projector (will accept 1080i) the picture is not very good unless I throttle the computer back to 1200 x 720. The laptop is more than happy to play 1080p (1920 x 1080) on my monitor without a problem.
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Uhm, here on this AR190G, it WILL play on both the laptop screen AND the TV screen at the same time!
I was making suggestions based on what I had heard. As you see Blue's laptop is exactly how I explained. That's cool that your laptop plays movies on both though.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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Hi, thanks for all the updates guys, the TV I have is a Phillips 32PF7520D/10. The instructions say it will operate at 1080i however I see the Blu-ray dvd's say 1080. I guess the 'i' is important?

I can play 720 wmv files but not the dvd's. as you can imagine its really stressful trying to get the settings right!!

Any help would really help, even if its a case of the TV can't support the blu-ray dvd's
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:46 AM   #10
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Have you called the manufacturer?

There are two 1080 resolutions. 1080i and 1080p. All Blu-Rays are pressed as 1080p but can be played at any lower resolution. (Even a standard TV can view the material.) The picture should be downscaled automatically but that is not happening. The error message seems to indicate the connection through HDMI is not working correctly or your trying to view it at a resolution that your TV can not handle.

My TV can view 1080p but only through an HDMI cable. If I try to view 1080p without the HDMI cable then the picture will say it is not supported just like your error message. You are using a cable so it is either faulty or your settings are wrong.

Check your player settings. Does it say what resolutions to output the picture? Choose 1080i instead of 1080p. Try 720i or 720p. What does your TV say its maximum resolution is?

I don't know that TV but there are some HDTVs that use a maximum resolution setting of 720. They can only output at 720i and 720p. Normal TV's are 480i. There is something else going on.

Call the manufacturer for the fastest solution. It isn't the discs any TV can show blu-ray discs.

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:05 AM   #11
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Does your computer output 1366x768? Try sending it that.

Many 1080i TVs are actually 1366x768 in resolution. They accept a 1080i signal, but downscale it to fit the 1366x768 resolution.
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