DVI vs HDMI

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  1. Patrick CF

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    What is the difference between DVI and HDMI? I bought a plasma HD TV last year which has a DVI input, but I now notice that newer sets have an HDMI input.

    I don't use HDTV yet, but I was hoping to move to HDTV in the future as the format grows. Is my 1 year old set already out of date because I don't have HDMI?

    In reading the glossary here, it says that HDMI is "backwards compatible with DVI". Does that mean I'm OK for future HD viewing, either with HDTV or HD-DVD or Blu-ray?
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    the only difference is that hdmi carries *both* audio and video signals. dvi is strictly video.

    it seems pretty clear that hdmi will be the standard. it's really the only connection you see on all the newest tv's, etc.
     
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    Does HDMI carry DD 5.1 or do you need to go Optical ot to a receiver??
     
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