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DVI vs. the red/blue/grenn cable
Posted 17 November 2004 - 05:36 PM
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 08:38 AM
I use DVI and it is slightly better on my 34" for high def signals. Bought the dvi cable on ebay for like 8 bucks. Don't waste your money buying any high end cables, there's not a lot they can do to spruce up a DVI cable.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 12:42 AM
As far as DVI and HDMI cables go, they are transmitting a digital signal so signal degradation is not a problem. Kind of like picking up a digital OTA signal or the signal from the LNB to the receiver, either you get it or you don't.
That's just my opinion.
Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:45 PM
There is. $92. If you pay it, that means you fell for the hype.
So why the big price difference? Radio Shack is selling them for $100. There must be a difference in an $8 cable vs a $100 cable.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 05:57 PM
Not necessarily, remember there are digital HDTVs (LCD, Plasma, DLP) where there's no need for a D>A converter at all if you use DVI
Posted 18 December 2004 - 08:49 PM
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:00 PM
My Samsung hdtv doesn't have DVI inputs so I have to use component inputs. The picture is incredible. I couldn't imagine how it could be any better with DVI but I'll never know.
Posted 18 March 2005 - 10:45 AM
THE REAL DEAL is that, as an analog signal, it can be captured (recorded) and the movie industry doesn't like that. So, DVI was developed along with HDCP, a specification where the data will be digital only allowing for encryption so you can't intercept the signal and record it.
I don't have a problem with that, except for the fact that if you recently bought a HDTV capable TV without a digital connection (either DVI or HDMI - there are millions of 'em out there without it) you will be left out in the cold when this is the only way you can connect HD devices to your TV. Thankfully, this is not the case yet, but it has started.
For example, Samsung makes a DVD player that will up-convert all signals to 1080i, but will only transmit it to your TV via DVI. No problem...just buy a DVI to component converter, right? Wrong. Because of HDCP, it is ILLEGAL to make a DVI to component converter. The public gets screwed AGAIN because of the greed of the movie/music industry.
Excellent site explaining the various connections out there: http://www.hdtvprime...SSUES/STBs.html
Want High Definition? Open your wallet.
Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:58 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 05:12 PM
Is there a way to convert DVI to firewire?
DVI is uncompressed digital video, currently about 1.2Gbs. DVI can handle about 1.5GB a second. Firewire is compressed digital and will not handle the full, uncompressed, digital bitstream. It is used, primarily, in camcorders and digital recording devices, as well as for hooking above to DVD recorders and computers.
Posted 04 June 2005 - 11:13 PM
Not quite true, as far as I know (someone correct me if I'm wrong on this). It's illegal to make decode the HDCP to analog. You can most certainly, legally, convert non-DRM'd DVI to component as far as I know (ex. to connect a computer with only DVI out to a TV with component inputs). Not sure if any boxes actually exist to do this, but I'm pretty sure it's not illegal as long as they'd not breaking an HDCP signal