DVI / Upconversion Questions

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  1. Jason Burns

    Jason Burns Auditioning

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    Hey fellas..

    Two quick questions as I am about to walk out the door to take a look at some new gear, including a next gen dvd player.

    My TV has DVI, not HDMI. Can I use an HDMI to DVI cable from the player to my tv and still get the same results?

    Next, does this player upconvert standard DVD's to a better pq?

    Thanks for helping a new guy out..

    Jason
     
  2. Jason Burns

    Jason Burns Auditioning

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    Any help?
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    So long as your TV’s DVI is HDCP compliant, it will work—if not then it won’t. Unlike HDMI, DVI will only provide video, so you will need to cable audio separately.

    In theory DVI might not provide all of the video information that is passed by HDMI. In practice, it is unlikely that you will be able to tell any difference.

    Both the Toshiba HD-DVD player and the Samsung Blu-Ray player upconvert DVDs to 1080. The quality of the upconversion is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  4. Travis Hedger

    Travis Hedger Supporting Actor

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    My 65 inch Mitsubishi Diamond is DVI only, but HDCP compliant. I used an HDMI to DVI cable that came with my High Definition Tivo and it works just fine.
     
  5. Harminder

    Harminder Second Unit

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    Ditto. Except my set is a 60" Sony Grand Wega.

    I'm using an AR HDMI to DVI converter and I've been on cloud 9 since. [​IMG]
     
  6. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    Lew,

    Are you basing this on how DVI is limited to 8 bit color where as HDMI is 10-12 bit?
     

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