Which is better for HDTV, component or DVI connections?

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  1. UriIL

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    Hi all.

    I have a Toshiba rear projection HDTV, and I have one of the new Comcast HDTV boxes that has multiple output options (and a lot of nifty features which are apparently not yet used).

    The cable company by, default connects, the cable box using the three component cables to the "High def" inputs of the TV (the DVD is connected to the other "high def" input).

    Since I had a short spare DVI cable, I connected the cable box to the TV using the appropriate component.

    I am ashamed to admit that I did not see any difference, even for the high def channels. Should I have seen one? Which is better, in theory ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TonyD

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    i'd like to know the answer/opinions too.

    plus it seems these dvi's can be expensive.
    i've seen over $100 for a 3 ft cable.
     
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    what kind of RPTV is it? DVI tends to provide the most benefits to digital displays, where the entire video signal can stay digital the whole time. If it's a CRT TV, then it may be pretty moot...
     

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