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05-04-06, 05:28 PM
I have a cable box that only accept dvi and conponents cable my question is will it be worth it if i buy dvi convert hdmi cable or stick to conponent cable ??

Bose Pro
05-04-06, 07:53 PM
Does your TV take DVI? Also, I believe that HDMI is a completely "true" cable that has no encoding or converting, thus making it PURE. If you buy some sort of conversion for it, it would defeat the purpose. Can anyone confirm this?

05-04-06, 08:52 PM
In this case there is a 95% likelihood that you will see no benefit switching from component to HDMI/DVI. Component is perfectly capable of transmitting 1080i (and 1080p, too).

BosePro, there is no loss in a "DVI-HDMI" converter. For video signals, DVI is the same digital connection as HDMI, with a different style of connector (HDMI incorporates audio also, but is moot here).

05-04-06, 10:05 PM
On my Samsung OTA HD box I could see no difference between component and DVI so I just stuck with component since my TV had two of those ports but only one HDMI connection.

05-05-06, 10:45 AM
Another option: You could probably get a new cable box with HDMI.

05-09-06, 12:54 PM
Another option: You could probably get a new cable box with HDMI.

Heck, a cable box with s-video costs an extra $5 a month from my cable company.. :(

05-10-06, 12:15 PM
He is already paying for a cable box, so that is probably not an issue. My point was that they are starting to have models with HDMI that he could possibly trade to get. It would depend on his local provider, though.

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