ATV, Mac Mini and HDCP questions

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by seajay96, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I am living temporarily in Europe, my apartment is already furnished, and the TV only accepts DVI, VGA, composite video and SCART inputs.

    I already have an AppleTV that I can't seem to connect to the TV in any way to avoid the HDCP error. Right now, I get a good picture for everything but movies via an HDMI/DVI convertor. I've tried component to VGA and component to SCART convertors to get passed the HDCP issue, and I can with VGA, but it has an overwhelming green tint.

    First question: Any ideas on a convertor that will work to overcome the HDCP? A sync-on-green adaptor?

    Second question: I've already been considering upgrading to a Mac-Mini anyway; if I do this, will I have the same issues with HDCP?

    Thanks...
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Can't help with your first question, but for your second question, It would seem the mini also needs a HDCP complient signal path to view copy protected content:-

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11876977

    If you've already got an AppleTV then instead of spending $800 on a mini why not spend half as much on a new TV with HDMI sockets.
     

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