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Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

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Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

I heard one can connect their Xfinity cable box to a HDMI input on a computer monitor to watch tv on their pc.  I don't have an actual HDMI input, however, I do have a HDMI to DVI cable and tried that: cable box to HDMI cable to converter cable to DVI input on monitor.  I got a message on the monitor that says input not supported.  I tried the same connection with a Roku stick and was able to view videos (no sound of course).  Any ideas why the Xfinity box won't work?

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Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor


@Durwin wrote:

I heard one can connect their Xfinity cable box to a HDMI input on a computer monitor to watch tv on their pc.  I don't have an actual HDMI input, however, I do have a HDMI to DVI cable and tried that: cable box to HDMI cable to converter cable to DVI input on monitor.  I got a message on the monitor that says input not supported.  I tried the same connection with a Roku stick and was able to view videos (no sound of course).  Any ideas why the Xfinity box won't work?


The cable box ( when using HDMI ) is looking for an HDCP handshake from the monitor and it is not seeing it.  <????>   ( Need more info on model # of box you are using )

Frequent Visitor

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

I am trying to do the something similiar using Comcast cable box model M4 to Belkin HDMI to VGA converter cable to VGA input on monitor. I have audio but no video. Any ideas why this doesn't work?

Official Employee

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

You’ll probably have to adjust your video display settings to something different
Frequent Visitor

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

It seems I only have three video display options:

1 - Auto Detect

2 - Analog Input

3 - Digital Input

Selecting any of these options doesn't seem to work. Any other thoughts?

 

 

Official Employee

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

Your cable box video display settings, your setup isn’t allowing the present setting to pass through
Frequent Visitor

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

Is there a way to do this?

Official Employee

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor


@SteveAreno wrote:

Is there a way to do this?


Xfinity button to Gear Symbol to Device Settings to Video Display and press ok. Caution: as noted above HDCP compatibility could also come into play

Frequent Visitor

Re: Cable Box to HDMI on PC Monitor

It appears the monotor is not HDCP compliant.