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Discussion topic: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

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This message was authored by damienshevlin This message was authored by: damienshevlin

Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

I connect my Xbox to a monitor instead of a tv and when this is the case Sky go won't work on the monitor. When I connect to a tv it works just fine. Is there any reason for this? It used to work I think at some stage. The monitor is a Lenovo G27c-10.

Anyone any ideas or help?

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This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK

Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

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HDCP? TVs have HDCP and only some monitors do

Annie  ( Neurodivergent )
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Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

Would it not come up with a warning to say this is the case?

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Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

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@damienshevlin wrote:

Would it not come up with a warning to say this is the case?


Not necessarily, no.  As @Annie+UK indicates, it's the most likely reason (Q does require HDCP) and this page would seem to indicate that particularly monitor doesn't have it, which would seem to be a rather odd choice by Lenovo.

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Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

Thanks for that. I can understand if I was connecting my Q box but seems odd when running through Xbox. Any idea if there could be a work around?

This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK

Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

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Xbox still has HDCP it needs to for DVD/Bluray etc... it looks like any video outputting app can take advantage of the extra security HDCP provides

 

I would think that the majority of xboxes are connected to a TV and not a monitor

Annie  ( Neurodivergent )
Sky support for Sky+HD and earlier systems has ended, you can still get support if you already have Sky Protect insurance otherwise you'll have to find your own 3rd party company to get support from at your own expense
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Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

If I tried playing a dvd/blu ray through monitor would there be problems too?

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Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

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@damienshevlin 

 

Probably, yes: commercial optical disks will almost always require HDCP as a fundamental anti-piracy measure.

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Re: Sky go doesn’t work when Xbox connected to a monitor instead of a tv

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@damienshevlin wrote:

If I tried playing a dvd/blu ray through monitor would there be problems too?


There is a very big probability that you'll have a problem, anything that requires HDCP will fail if the display does not have HDCP, this is to prevent the pirating of copy protected content

Annie  ( Neurodivergent )
Sky support for Sky+HD and earlier systems has ended, you can still get support if you already have Sky Protect insurance otherwise you'll have to find your own 3rd party company to get support from at your own expense
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