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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by NolanJ, May 3, 2004.
Is a DVI cable preferred over component cables when connecting an HDTV to a cable box?
DVI is the preferred video output since it is digital.
Nitpicking, but DVI is not preferred "just because it is digital." It can provide higher quality resolutions cleaner, and that it is digital can provide a benefit, which can be extremely significant with digital fixed pixel displays; but that it is digital in and of itself does not automatically make it better.
i finally got around to doing some dvi vs. component comparison. the quality via the dvi was better, but only slightly so. if dvi was a 10, component was a 9. the dvi connection gave a slightly sharper and brighter picture. it wasn't a whole lot, but it was definitely there. so i say if you can run dvi, go for it.
Ted: what are you using as your display? DVI will lead to the most significant benefits with digital displays as mentioned. With a CRT, benefits may be quite minimal.
good point chris. i should have mentioned what gear i'm using. i have a mits rptv. however, at bb, we have the same player as mine (samsung 931) hooked up to the samsung 50" dlp via dvi. i gotta admit the picture didn't really blow me away. but the gear wasn't calibrated, etc.