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Solved my problem of not having a source for the basement system - wife is allowing me to reclaim my Oppo from upstairs (she can listen to CDs using the XBox) so now I can have my music streaming service in the basement but alas - no display!

Can't use Rhapsody without some sort of video - impossible to navigate - so until I get my projector and screen (still a ways off) I figured I was stuck. And then something hit me like a two-ton heavy thing; what if I can use an extra computer monitor I have laying around? That's a display, right? Hmmm... how to connect this thing...

Denon has HDMI out to the monitor. Monitor has DVI or Displayport in. Ok, I'll just buy a conversion cable.

But before I spend 10 or 15 bucks on that cable, has anyone tried this - connecting a computer monitor to your AVR - and did it work?
 

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The Denon's HDMI output might require HDCP and your old DVI-input display may not support it.
 

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I do the exact opposite, and use my TVs for my computer screen. If you have DVI output, and inputs it should work though, as I don't think HDCP would be an issue anymore. Do you by any chance have component hookups?
 

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No component hookups, it is a pretty new monitor with both DVI (full digital) and Display Port connections, I didn't think HDCP would be an issue with the Display Port connection so I was leaning in that direction.

I suppose for 10 or 15 bucks, it's worth a shot and if it doesn't work, I can always return the cable. I think...
 

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Are you streaming directly to the Oppo (wireless)? If you have a network, can you just stream to a laptop & use an HDMI to the Denon? Or are you using another streaming divice?
 

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No component hookups, it is a pretty new monitor with both DVI (full digital) and Display Port connections, I didn't think HDCP would be an issue with the Display Port connection so I was leaning in that direction.

I suppose for 10 or 15 bucks, it's worth a shot and if it doesn't work, I can always return the cable. I think...
Buy the cable locally or on Amazon, and you should have no problem returning it. If it doesn't work just return it as defective.
 

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Do you need a display for music...if not why not try a tablet for selecting your music to play via an app? I believe the Oppo app will allow this.
 

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I don't own a tablet, and I really only need a display so I can navigate through Rhapsody whenever I want to stream music. Don't really need a display for any other music (CDs, DVDs, etc.) but I suppose I'd also need it to see the files when playing FLACs on the Oppo from a thumb drive. It's just that I don't want to shell out a few hundred bucks for a small flat screen TV when I have this nice monitor laying around.
 

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I don't own a tablet, and I really only need a display so I can navigate through Rhapsody whenever I want to stream music. Don't really need a display for any other music (CDs, DVDs, etc.) but I suppose I'd also need it to see the files when playing FLACs on the Oppo from a thumb drive. It's just that I don't want to shell out a few hundred bucks for a small flat screen TV when I have this nice monitor laying around.
You can pick up a 8" tablet for $50, and download the apps for your Oppo, and most likely your AVR. If the Oppo sees your music it will display the songs on the app or your screen as I recall.

Rhapsody app..
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhapsody&hl=en
 

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.... has anyone tried this - connecting a computer monitor to your AVR - and did it work?
I used a computer monitor (HP LP247w) connected to a Denon AVR 2310 receiver for a while. The source was a Cambridge Audio 650BD universal player (pretty similar to Oppo BPD-83). In conclusion, that setup worked properly.
 
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