HDMI to DVI

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  1. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Is it worth it? Our new Toshiba has an HDMI input, and the HD-box has the DVI output. Should we switch to that from component? I still think the components we're using now look a bit grainy, so I'm curious if the DVI-HDMI cable would look better.

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  2. BlueGT

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    Yes, DVI is better. Digital all the way!
     
  3. samm

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    HDMI and DVI are mostly the same. HDMI carries the digital audio signal as well, and has a smaller connector so it's easier to fish cables through walls. I believe it also can have longer cable lengths. There are numerous HDMI->DVI converters, pin-out of the video portion of HDMI is the same as DVI.

    I would use the HDMI input if you can. I use DVI input on my DLP set from my cable box and it looks stunning.
     
  4. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Got one off of EBay, just gotta send the payment out for it. :cool:
     
  5. 04

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    I'd first determine if the grainyness is indeed being caused by the component cables. It could be just an inproperly set up input mode, or something else.
     

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