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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-11, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sony SMP-N200 & Monitor

I was interested in buying an LG ST6000 Smart TV Upgrader until I learned the only output was HDMI. My monitor (I don't have a TV) has no HDMI input (it does have component, DVI-D and S-video).

I found the Sony SMP-N200.

Does anyone have anything good, or bad, to say about this. All I really wan't to do is watch movies on Netflix.

I should add I live in Victoria BC; Canada does seem to be the 'poor relation' in anything concerning anything that digitalhome is about.



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-11, 05:30 PM
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If you can use optical for your audio, you could use an HDMI to DVI cable, as long as your monitor supports HDCP.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-11, 06:46 PM
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Most computer monitors:

1. Don't have HDCP
2. Don't have speakers.
3. Don't have audio inputs.

If the OP's does, then he may be OK.

He could also consider some computer speakers, with the appropriate adaptor/audio input, assuming the LG has an audio output other than HDMI - does it? Or an HTiB. That still leaves the potential video issue...

Probably better to use the computer (you're not clear if you have one) to get Netfilx video/audio.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-12, 10:40 AM
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How old is the monitor? My LG Flatron I purchased in 2007 supports HDCP, according to the Blu-Ray test app from Cyberlink.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-12, 10:00 PM
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Sony SMP-N200

Reply to John's message.

The Sony SMP-N200 is okay for watching movies on Netflix. It works well for this but strangely I found that it falters when playing Netflix TV episodes. I do not think that it is my internet speed that is a problem. HD movies run well. I bought the SMP becuase it has component video out and I have an older TV. The internet browser on the SMP is a waste of time. The SMP plays files off a thumb drive quite well. It will also play files off our Windows 7 machine and iPod without any special connections (i.e. wirelessly), but not off our Windows XP machine. You can also use an iPod/iPhone as a remote (better for text input). I have not found any of the channels on the SMP to be of much use (except for Netflix). Hopefully they will download more channels but I get the impression that this product is becoming an orphan.
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