DVI retro-fit feasible?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Warren VUR, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Warren VUR

    Warren VUR Auditioning

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    Hi, My DIY credentials are a VERY basic smattering of electronics + I've put together a few kits (graphic equalizer,surround sound etc)& speakers over the years by carefully following the instructions, but not fully understanding the "workings".

    Having read recently where the inexpensive Bravo DVD player can give a subtly better pic than a mega-price Denon by use of the Bravo's DVI output, I am now wondering how hard it is to retrofit DVI's to my gear i.e. STB, DVD, Sony 10HT projector. I am pretty happy with this gear and not keen to quit it all for new if I can avoid it. (I also feel DVI could have been there in the first place; after all plenty of CD players have had the audio equivalent co-ax +/or optical outputs for many years).

    Is it too much to expect that it is pretty much a case of locating the D to A section of a video source and tapping in a DVI connector just before the DA converter and similarly tapping into the projector just by-passing the AD converter. Does the Sony 10HT have a connector point already there but unused?
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    As far as I know, the digital signal from the DVD player's electronics just before the final D/A converter needs further formatting in order to become a DVI signal. A non-DVI player does not have the necessary electronics for that.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Warren VUR

    Warren VUR Auditioning

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    Thanks Allan. I will follow up via that link.
     

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