New 2004 LCD Sony TVs

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  1. KyleC

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    The only difference seems to be the tuner. Not really a concern at all if you get HD cable or HD satelite service.
     
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    Also replaces DVI with HDMI. It also goes to a darker grey style, which I like better than the silver.




    High-Definition Multimedia Interface. USB-like digital video connectivity standard designed as a successor to DVI; can transmit both uncompressed digital audio and video signals; protected by HDCP digital copy protection
     
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    Well, let me ask you this. How often would you use your HDMI input and actually use the tv speakers for sound? My guess is, not very often. Most people are using a surround system with it's own audio. So, HDMI is rather pointless in my opinion. DVI does the video and I use an optical for the sound. HDMI means nothing if you use that scenario.


    I'm not one of those people who waits 6 months for a tv that has a couple small features added over last years model.


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    HDMI is replacing DVI. There will not be a DVI port on future TVs.
     
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    I'm aware of that. My point is, how valuable is HDMI over DVI? All it's adding is audio and very few of us will ever use the audio from that HDMI cable. So, I find it to be a mostly pointless feature.


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    The possibility exists that devices (DVD players, etc) will only have a HDMI connection and no DVI connection. Thus, you will require a converter if you have no HDMI connection on the TV. For those truly anal people, that step may be unacceptable.
     
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    HDMI also provides support for control information to be sent between devices (Consumer Electronics Control protocol). For instance, an HDMI-capable receiver could tell the TV to use a particular video input, or the TV could tell the receiver to use a particular audio input.
     

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