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Why doesn't Netflix work with Displayout and HDMI?

md63

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I have an original iPad which is jail broken and has displayout installed. I picked up the new HDMI adapter from the Apple store and every app mirrors perfectly except for Netflix. With Netflix I get a red Netflix screen on my TV, however, the video only plays on the iPad.

All other applications including Air Video, ABC player, and Videos installed through iTunes play on both screens.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

rjohnstone

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I have three letters for you.... DRM.
The Netflix app is very well protected.
They do this to prevent stream recording/capture.
 

Phisherman81

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I bet they need to update the app for the new accessory. I have been using Netflix with the apple component cable since we got our ipad, it works great.
 

md63

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I have three letters for you.... DRM.
The Netflix app is very well protected.
They do this to prevent stream recording/capture.

I have a fairly old flat LCD TV. Is that is what is causing the problem? If I use a new TV would that solve the issue?
 

QuarterSwede

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I have three letters for you.... DRM.
The Netflix app is very well protected.
They do this to prevent stream recording/capture.

I bet they need to update the app for the new accessory. I have been using Netflix with the apple component cable since we got our ipad, it works great.
That's what I was going to say. It's probably got nothing to do with DRM as they allow analog out to work.
 

rjohnstone

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That's what I was going to say. It's probably got nothing to do with DRM as they allow analog out to work.
HDMI is not an analog signal.
HDCP makes sure the content path is protected and only displayed via approved paths/methods.

If you're sending the output via HDMI, HDCP and DRM will prevent it from working if it fails the DRM check.

The Netflix app simply doesn't allow the stream to be redirected.
Same thing applies to their desktop app and even the app built into many TV's and Blu-Ray players.
The stream can only be sent to a device (TV, Video card, etc.) once it passes HDCP and DRM checks.

Older LCD's will still pass the check if the HDMI interface is secured.
Adapters tend to cause this check to fail.

The old HDTV's with DVI interface's are hit and miss on passing the HDCP check.
 

md63

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Does anyone know if Netflix works with the iPad 2 and the HDMI cable? Thanks.
 

agluvsbowie

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It works

It works on my iPad 2. It shows the Netflix red screen on my iPad and then the stream on my TV with the audio coming from my TV. I don't have to do anything special aside from plug the cables in and we're good to go. I don't have any additional display apps on my iPad.
 

celo48

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Netflix had an update yesterday for the iPhone. Maybe same for Ipad. Do you have the latest update or is it out for the iPad?
 

drenline

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I thought displayout only works with the VGA adapter for mirrored images on the ipad1?
 

md63

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It works on my iPad 2. It shows the Netflix red screen on my iPad and then the stream on my TV with the audio coming from my TV. I don't have to do anything special aside from plug the cables in and we're good to go. I don't have any additional display apps on my iPad.

Are you using the new HDMI adapter?
 
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