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Video Connectors... which to use?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by NolanJ, May 3, 2004.

  1. NolanJ

    NolanJ Second Unit

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    Is a DVI cable preferred over component cables when connecting an HDTV to a cable box?
     
  2. Rex Overbey

    Rex Overbey Auditioning

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    DVI is the preferred video output since it is digital.
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    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.
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    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.
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

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    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.
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    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.
     

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