Originally Posted by samstables
Has anyone else got a home dock and is having problems getting it to output video?
I have 4 mpeg-4 files that work on the standard player brilliantly, but if I ask it to output via HDMI, the monitor/ TV stays blank although the video no longer shows on the Streak screen.
As the Streak asks me if I want to Switch to HMDI I presume it knows there is a connection... plus on both my monitor (using an HMDI to DVI cable) and TV (HDMI to HDMI cable) the monitor/ TV doesn't go into standby, which it would if there was no signal being received. If I take the HMDI cable out of the dock, the monitor says no signal being received but plugging it back in doesn't make it show the video that's playing...
I know it can work as in between all the failures, just once I have had the video playing on my monitor through the cable as expected (I did nothing different but can't make it do it again)
Am I missing something obvious to make it work?
All the other functions seem to work fine - though I was surprised that if you plug in speakers (or headphones) sound still comes out of the Streak. Is it meant to?!
Well, this may be something to consider:
Are you sure that the DVI monitor you are connecting is able to decode HDCP signals?
The HDMI output of the Streak may be HDCP encoded, and though the monitor might see the connected input, it may not be able to decode it. Your source files may not be HDCP encoded, but the output channel (your Dell Streak Dock) probably is. Have you tried to output your dock in a different system? An HDMI-equipped TV perhaps?
After reading your post again Iss that you have tried in two different devices, and they both fail... there are region locks in the HDCP interface as well, so you may have incompatible outputs on the digital side.
I would still try more combinations (or even ROM builds) before I rule out the issue as being your Streak and/or your dock.
Do you have anyone with another Streak/Dock/Monitor to rule out all possibilities?
It is sad that we have to go through that mess at times, but there are lots of digital devices, that make the 'Plug and Play' , 'Plug and Pray' Sadly :$