DVI, OR HDMI Whats the difference

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  1. Jessie_

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    Besides of the HT i'am putting together. I ready to purchase a new TV.

    Thanks
    Jessie
     
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    Probably want to ask in either the sources or displays forum(s).

    Both are digital, but DVI is video only; HDMI carries both audio and video.
     
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    they're just a connection method, if you search on google you'll get plenty of good explanations. DVI is video only, and digital RGB only. HDMI can carry audio as well, and also has the option of YCbCr in addition to RGB.

    there are technical differences that may arise between RGB and YCbCr in some source devices.

    You can think of DVI as sort of being a subset of HDMI.

    In any case, they are merely connection methods, so don't buy a display purely on this, as it has little to do with the display's image quality.
     
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    good link!
     

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