In order to be able to pass along audio separately (I don't think all Blu Ray players can do this like a PS3 could) when connecting via HDMI from Blu Ray player to LCD monitor. In this case, you might be able to get away with using an HDMI switcher with separate digital audio output for your receiver. Output from the HDMI switcher would go to the HDMI-DVI connector. What I am not certain of is whether or not HDCP will be an issue with the switcher (monkey) in the middle. FWIW, monoprice sells such switching equipment.
You might inquire @ AVS forum for that part.
Hello. Never liked TV, so for the last decade we used a NextVision N4 box to play DVDs on a computer monitor while running the audio through our home stereo system. The N4 finally bit the dust this weekend and I am wondering if you mighty tech folk can help me.
My current monitor is the Samsung 2494SW 24in LCD display. It has a DVI-D input and 1080p.
My current DVD player is a nothing fancy Sony model with no DVI or HDMI output.
I know I could replace the N4, but am wondering if I can do something more elegant:
1. Purchase a BluRay player with HDMI output and connect it directly to the monitor using a HDMI to DVI cable? How much would the picture suffer?
2. Find a DVD or BluRay player with DVI output, but these seem scarce.
3. Purchase a S-Video to DVI-D video converter to connect my current dvd player and monitor, but I presume picture quality would suffer more than I would like.
Either way, we would continue to run the audio through our home speaker system's amplifier.
Any advice is welcome.