both h.d.m.i and d.v.i. will give you the same 1080I picture but d.v.i. does not output sound so with d.v.i. you must run the audio to the amplifier. Also if your t.v. has only one d.v.i. port you can run your d.v.d. player and cable or sat hi-def system with a switcher I have one and they even come with a remotew control steweee
I have a Toshiba rear-projection HDTV capable of displaying up to 1080i, but it has no HDMI input. My HD signals are input via component cables. I'd like to replace my existing Toshiba progressive scan DVD player with a relatively inexpensive upscaling DVD player. But can upscaling from a DVD player occur without HDMI? If so, what kind of DVD player do you recommend? Thanks for the help.