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Connecting HDMI to DVI cable with Time Warner

I am trying to connect my Sony LCD TV to a Time Warner Cable Box with a HDMI to DVI cable because my TV has HDMI and my cable box does not. Currently, I have component video cables being used, but I want a better picture quality. When I plug in the HDMI to DVI cable no signal or picture comes through. Any Suggestions??

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"Better picture" is subjective. . .

In reply to: Connecting HDMI to DVI cable with Time Warner

On my Sony 55" SXRD I cannot tell the difference between HDMI (HDMI on TV and DVI on the DishNetwork receiver) and component. Most people can't.

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In reply to: Connecting HDMI to DVI cable with Time Warner

If you have TWC with a HD TV (Sony LCD) your cable box should have an HDMI connection. The box I have from TWC is a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD. It is also a DVR. If you have an older Cable Box, you should go to a TW store and swap the box for a new one.

I have a question: In looking at the back of various Sony LCD TVs, I see two audio jacks (red & white) below the HDMI jack. The HDMI carries both video and audio, so why the need for the two audio jacks?

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For analogue audio

In reply to: HDMI to DVI?

HDMI can only transmit digital audio - in the off chance your cable box would broadcast an analogue signal, HDMI wouldn't send it.

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