Dvi-i to component

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  1. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

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    Having an early model tv that is HD ready but only has component inputs, I've been limited to the dvd player I can use. Will the DVI-I to component conversion cables work well and allow me to upconvert out of a dvd player with DVI-I output? Somebody fill me in before I buy something that won't work.......
     
  2. JeremyErwin

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    Are you sure it's DVI-I? It may have the analogue pins, but on most DVD players, they are disabled. DVI-I connectors are often installed because they are cheap and compatible with existing cables.
     
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    It is my vid card (puter) that is DVI-I.... forgot that the dvd players are DVI. There are listings on several cable sites showing the adapter; just wondering if they would work on a player such as the upconverting players that only allow use of dvi for upconverting..... thanks.
     
  4. JeremyErwin

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    Technically it's DVI-D.

    In terms of pins,
    DVI-D is digital.
    DVI-A is analog.
    DVI-I is both.

    I think the NeuNeo players upconvert over component (and VGA, for what that's worth). I don't know about their video quality, though.

    You can also find DVI to component transcoders, but those don't usually work with HDCP.
     

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