HDTV: firewire vs. DVI

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gareth, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm in the market to buy a 36" direct view 4:3 television. However I'd like to position myself for the future. Unfortunately Toshiba doesn't offer the DVI input at the current time for their cinema series model in that size. I believe Sony does, but its a bit more expensive.

    However, the question is, which input will prevail, DVI or firewire? And if it is one vs. the other, is it possible to make a converter that translates firewire to DVI or vice versa?

    Any information to educate me on this topic would be much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Gareth
     
  2. dan fritzen

    dan fritzen Second Unit

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    DVI is a standard that the MPAA wants to use for HDTV movies in teh future tcopy protect their movies. Firewire is just another connection device, and I am not sure how popular it will become.

    I would and just did buy a TV with a DVI and no firewire. No matter what get a TV with DVI, otherwise you maybe left behind for 1080i movies.
     

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