how to play HD movies from iTunes on my Mac Mini?

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  1. enochpeng macrumors regular

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    WTH Apple!!!

    I just bought a couple of HD movies from iTunes store and I can't play them on my Mac Mini with an external display?>>???

    Not everyone has the money to buy Apple display.....

    Any idea on how to get around this restriction ??

    Thanks for any input
     

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  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    HD content requires an HDCP capable monitor. It doesn't have to be an apple display. It could be your monitor is just old.
     
  3. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...I bought my SHAPR 46" HDTV less than a month ago...although it's a model from last year.... but it was one of the top end model last year...


    sad........
     
  4. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I'd be curious as to why the monitor didn't negotiate HDCP with the video output from the Mac Mini...
     
  5. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    It’s hard to help when you don’t tell us anything about your setup. How are you connecting the Mac mini to the TV? mini-DVI to DVI? mini-DVI to VGA? mini-DVI to HDMI? mini-DisplayPort to DVI? mini-DisplayPort to HDMI?
     
  6. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry about it..

    I connect my mini to the TV using Mini-DVI to VGA since the TV only has HDMIs and a VGA port ...
     
  7. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    You should do Mini-DVI to HDMI. VGA may not do the digital handshake.
     
  8. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    HD content from iTunes is the same as that found on Blu-ray disks. HDCP protected.

    HDCP encrypted data can only be sent through DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, GVIF, or UDI interfaces.

    VGA does not support the encryption therefore connected devices will not play protected content.
     
  9. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a display port to hdmi adapter available?
     
  10. enochpeng thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes
     

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