DVI: Will it improve Picture Quality or Just Seek to Prevent Pirating?

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  1. DaleI

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    A Looking ahead question: if DVI becomes the standard will that provide a superior image compared to how most of us get our digital images now? I read about this on another forum and some suggested DVI would only prevent pirating/copyright issues, not improve picture quality.
     
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    It can be both. I don't think DVI will make the picture quality worse than it is with the conventional interfaces (Y-Pb-Pr, etc), but it (DVI with HDCP, i.e. DVI-CP, which adds encryption) does offer the anti-piracy measures that Hollywood so desperately desires.
     
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    Over on TheSpot it was about 80-20 that it improves picture quality.
     
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    Are much, if any, of those 80% using CRT-based displays? And of those, are many of them using displays that don't force upconversion of 480p signals? And of those, are they all using decent quality cables, not lamp cords?

    I can understand noticeable improvements for all others, but not so much w/ CRT-based displays that do 480p natively. That means no Tosh, no Hitachi and no JVC (any others?). I guess CRT-based FP should be excluded also given how highend that would be plus the large display size.

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    For digital displays, it absolutely improves picture quality, though how much depends on a few variables.
     
  6. DaleI

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    QUOTE]For digital displays, it absolutely improves picture quality...[/quote]




    That's what the consensus seems to be, thanks.
     

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