Back in the 'post your setup' thread, someone was using a DVI to HDMI cable to watch slideshows on their TV. Thought it was a great idea so I bought one. Lately I've been ripping and encoding DVDs using Handbrake's Apple TV preset. Movies come out good and I plan on using them on a future media center or Apple TV. I finally got the chance to play with the DVI to HDMI cable with my PowerBook. I was hoping to test out one of my ripped movies tonight but it looks like total on the TV. I'm trying to figure out where the problem is. Here is a link to my TV. It's a Hitachi 56" projection TV, HD ready. http://merchant.satisfusion.com/sf/library/manuals/owners/51F59.pdf I've tried making the TV the main monitor and mirroring but the high quality encoded videos look like total ass-- pixelated and dark. The TV manual says the HDMI interface isn't intended for computer use, so that could be the problem. Anyone have any input on this? Is it cause of the TV? PowerBook? Am I missing something? I'm also wondering how these encoded videos will look once I get a media center setup. I don't want to encode all these videos only to find out they weren't encoded right. But I've read that using Handbrake's Apple TV preset is supposed to be excellent.