HDMI/DVI or Component.

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  1. coreystang

    coreystang OT Supporter

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    I have a 46 Samsung DLP HDTV. Right now I am using the Component cables. I have Comcast hdtv box that uses DVI and the tv uses HDMI. Is it worth getting the dvi/hdmi? As it is now the picture looks damn good right now.
     
  2. Ronin

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    i've heard HDMI isnt all that great for it being a new technology, id stick with components
     
  3. ooa4oo

    ooa4oo New Member

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    yes. hdmi=dvi > component. the picture will look damn better if you do.
     
  4. ooa4oo

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    you're comparing analog to digital.
    systems are only as good as their weakest link so maybe those you've heard from had something shitty in their setup.
     
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    HDMI is equal to DVI in terms of quality... Actually I think you can adapt them with a simple cable -- no extra processing required. HDMI simply bundles DVI with audio in a smaller package.

    I'd recommend DVI for being cheaper and same quality.
     
  6. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    Component > HDMI for me.

    What I have found is that there are products that will upconvert the image automatically if they are using HDMI. Because of that, they think HDMI is the better product.

    For me a quality component cable was better then the HDMI. I also found that I had audio/video sync issues that were a pain to deal with when using HDMI due to the signal upconversion in my receiver. Component got rid of that nagging problem for me.
     
  7. Ronin

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    "I spent several days testing, which proved to be an eye-opening experience. Despite the theoretical benefits of a digital-video connection to the display, in all cases but two, the image was better via component than HDMI. The Denon DVD-1920 and Krell Showcase were the only machines that performed better via HDMI, and then almost imperceptibly. In many cases, the images and motion artificats were indistinguishable between the analog and digital connections, but in some cases, HDMI exhibited color shifts, vertical distortions (e.g., circles became vertical ovals), and a higher black level. ..........My tests for these reviews indicate that there is no justifiable reason to use HDMI, at least with the Vizio P50; this is also true with other displays in my experience. Any cusom installer can offer plenty of anecdotal evidence about implimentation difficulties, performance limitations, and insurmountable glitches they've encountered using HDMI."

    -The Perfect Vision March/April Issue #67 2006

    The equipment used was all good ranging from martinlogan speakers to the DVD players ranging from 40 dollars-20k, from companies such as Ayre and Meridian.

    HDMI may be alright in some cases but I wouldn't spend more than you feel like trying to get this technology, if you are getting stuff that happens to get HDMI then cool but don't let HDMI swing your vote on a buying decision.

    I would trust the word of the reviewers at TPV, they have seen more things than all of the posters in the OT HT section combined, im sure. ;)

    It also important to remember that DVDs are going out of style. You will probably not see a mass conversion of connection technology such as HDMI until HD-DVD and blu-ray has devoured the market as their past counterparts have done.
     
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  8. Soulfire

    Soulfire No Pain, No Gain

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    Component > HDMI
     
  9. coreystang

    coreystang OT Supporter

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    I will be using the HDMI just for the cable hdtv and not the dvd.
     
  10. Ronin

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    sounds good :cool:
     
  11. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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    so use HDMI for HD-cable box?
     
  12. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Are you trying to say that digital is always superior to analog? And that because component cables are analog, they are the weakest link? Why?
     
  13. ooa4oo

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    no not that since components are analog they are the weakest link. the guys said that the hdmi wasn't all that and i responded that it could be because there was something else in his system that sux.
     
  14. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Just to be clear, unless the source signal was digital (I.e. there was zero analog component), it is not uncompressed. The very nature of D/A conversion requires loss. An analog signal can contain much more information than a digital one, a digital signal is almost always a sampled analog signal, and unless your sampling rate approaches infinity, it won't contain as much info as the analog signal.
     
  15. SilverJettaGLX

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    Since you already know what kind of picture quality you get right now using component, buy a DVI/HDMI cable from www.monoprice.com and give it a shot to see what you like better.
     
  16. popsnbeer

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    WOW! How old is this thread?
     
  17. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Your point of bringing this to the top was to point out how old it is?
     
  18. kamikaze

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    with all this upconversion shit, does the receiver detect the maximum display res of the monitor/tv? my tv is only 720p so I don't want things being upconverted automatically to higher resolutions :dunno:
     
  19. telc

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    The comcast motorola receivers only output at 1080i.
     
  20. cacique78

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    You might run into some hdcp compatibility issues. I'd stick with the component and use the hdmi if the dvd player is upconverting
     
  21. popsnbeer

    popsnbeer New Member

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    lol....bs. someone posted b4 me on this. i did not search for it. they pulled their posting making me look liek the jackass!

    hah. oh well. long live the thread.
     

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