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DVI or Component DVD - which is better with HDTV

Old 03-31-05, 11:46 AM
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DVI or Component DVD - which is better with HDTV

Hey all,

Quick question. I am confused between 2 setups as to which one gives a better signal. I am interested in which is better for HD CRT big screen as well as HD DLP widescreen. Which is better:

1)Progressive scan DVD player hooked up via component video cables
2)A DVD player that “up converts” to 1080 connected with the HVI video cable…

I am interested in which is better for CRT and DLP….

Thanks a ton!!

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Old 03-31-05, 11:50 AM
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DVI is going to be better than component.
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Old 03-31-05, 12:23 PM
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Not necessarily. For a CRT, the final image is analog. Therefore, there will be a digital-to-analog conversion at some point. It depends on which machine has a better processor. If the DVDp is better, component is probably best.

For digital displays that actually DISPLAY digitally like plasma, DLP, LCD, etc., the DVI or HDMI is probably a better connection. Still can depend on the capabilities of the player and the display, though.
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Another consideration for DVI vs component is that some of the TVs circuitry that performs picture adjustments such as color can be bypassed when a digital (DVI) signal is sent rather than an analog (component) one. So you may have less ability to adjust the color intensity, hue, sharpness and other aspects of the picture.
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You're gonna want to get DVI or HDCP, component inputs are "probably" not going to be available on HD-DVD/Blue-Ray, according to a thread in the main forum.
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Specifically, you want HDMI if you are looking at digital connections. It is a form of DVI that always includes audio and HDCP. It is the new future for connections.
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