Connecting my Sony Vaio AR250G to my Directv HD-DVR using HDMI

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Dieter, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Dieter

    Dieter Guest

    How do I do this??

    My Sony Vaio has an HDMI connection and obviously my HD-DVR also does.
    Anyway I connect the 2 devices with an HDMI cable. I then go through the
    MediCenter: Settings: Setup TV Signal. I have then tried both options:
    "Configure mt TV signal automatically" and "I will manually configure my TV
    signal" In both cases it is unable to detect the TV signal output from my
    Directv HD-DVR. When looking at the inputs Mediacenter is looking on, it does
    not specifically have HDMI. SO SO SO....what do I do?


    BTW....this works if I use an S-Video cable....but obviously I want the HDMI
    to work.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Dieter, Apr 7, 2007
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  2. Is the HDMI connection an input or an output? If its an output, such as
    your video card, you're wasting your time. If its an input, Media Center is
    not designed to use it. Additionally, the only way to get HDTV over cable
    is via an OCUR/DCT (OpenCable Unidirectional Receiver) and Windows Vista.
    These are not currently available, but will be available on pre-built
    machines from the major vendors.
    Doug Knox - [MS-MVP], Apr 7, 2007
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