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HD-DVD players, cables included?

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   DaveMK



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Posted March 30 2006 - 08:24 AM

Does anyone know at this point whether the upcoming HD-DVD players will come with the DVI cables included? I really wouldn't want to spend $75-$120 extra just to hook up the player. Along these lines-- does anybody know if the players will have a separate coax/optic audio out? I know DVI contains both audio and Visual, but I would want to send the audio over to my A/V reciever and just send the picture to my HDTV. If this is the wrong forum please send this to the proper one. Thanks.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Charlie Campisi

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Posted March 30 2006 - 08:36 AM

The included cables are never the $100 kind, e.g., both my Oppo dvd and directv HD tivo included an HDMI/DVI cable as well as a dvi cable (oppo) or hdmi cable (hd tivo). No way those cables were $120 each, and they work just fine. You can find plenty of dvi/hdmi cables for $15 or less if they are not included with the new formats and they'll do a well enough job. DVI doesn't include audio; HDMI does.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Tony Kwong

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Posted March 30 2006 - 03:51 PM

I believe both Toshiba HD DVD players include HDMI cables.

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   DaveMK



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Posted March 31 2006 - 04:33 AM

Thanks guys. I realize now I transposed the DVI/HDMI in my post. My upconvert DVD player did come with a DVI cable and it wasn't the $100 kind and it works just fine. So I was hoping the HDDVD would include a HDMI. The problem I have where I live is that all the stores carry only the really expensive cables and don't stock the reasonably priced ones. It's a great profit item for them. I'll be very happy Blu-Ray players also carry a cable regardless if it's just a standard non super duper high quality. Thanks again. Oh, what about a separate optical or coaxial digital audio output--is that a certainty?

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