Hdmi?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Andrew Beckmen, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Andrew Beckmen

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    I thought DVI was the newest, greatest hook-up for AV stuff, but now I heard of HDMI. DO I need to worry about this? I was planning on getting a HDTV with DVI and a DVD Player with DVI that upscales to 1080i and bask in the glory of "State of the Art DVD Viewing" (I know HD-DVD will nessitate me buying a new DVD player and new DVDs in a few years though). Now I am expecting HDTVs and upscaling DVD Players to start coming out with HDMI. So what's the skinny here? Also, anyone have a pic of the HDMI connectors? Just curious as to how they look.
     
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    HDMI is going to replace DVI, but it is the same thing, just with audio. As you may or may not know DVI is just video, well HDMI integrates both audio and video. I believe that picture quality between the two is the same, and the best part is that DVI is backward compatible with HDMI, so you should not worry about it. I put a link to a picture of a cable below and a few helpful websites that should answer all of your questions.

    HDMI cable
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-gLhfhrx...&avf=N&search=

    DVI/HDMI websites
    http://www.digiupdate.com/G002_DVI_HDMI_and_HDCP.html

    http://www2.dvigear.com/hdmifaq.html
     
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    Ah, thanks for the info. I don't see why the audio and video needs to be integrated. The RL jacks that go with the DVI inputs are fine for simple stuff, and you got surround-sound for better connections.

    PS That HDMI cable doesn't look very much like a DVI. Will there be a converter or something? I don't want to get a TV with DVI and have the same problem people are finding with component-only TVs nowadays.
     
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    Thanks. If there's a converter available it's not a problem. If I ever need to buy a component in the future that's HDMI-only I'll spring for a converter as well.
     

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