HolidayBuyer's Guide

TVs & Home Theaters forum

General discussion

DVI vs. Component video

by Smash1031 / October 17, 2006 2:06 AM PDT

I have a sony HDTV that's three years old and lacks an HDMI input. But it does have a DVI input. Should I use the DVI input from my HD cable box via a HDMI to DVI cable? Is there a great difference between component and DVI? And is there a difference between HDMI and DVI?
Thanks

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: DVI vs. Component video
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: DVI vs. Component video
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
DVI vs. Component video
by jcrobso / October 17, 2006 2:52 AM PDT

The debate still rages.
DVI is video only, HDMI has video and aduio. The video part is comatable between DVI and HDMI.
A DVI to HDMI cabel can be used. With sometimes older HDTV's the componet worked better than component, sometimes not.
I component looks good then your all set, the only way tell is to campaire the two. A DVI to HDMI cable should be $25~40, check out Sam's club or Radio Schack house brand. john

Collapse -
DVI vs. Component video
by Smash1031 / October 17, 2006 3:30 AM PDT

Thanks. I'll try it out and hopefully there's a noticable difference. I'm only concerned with the video anyway because I have the digital sound going straight into my receiver via coaxial cable.

Collapse -
SMASH ONE D.V.I. PORT NO PROBLEM
by stewart norrie / October 17, 2006 5:11 AM PDT

D.V.I switcher My system is set up this way so I can toggle between d.v.d. player and hi-def sat system switcher has remote control and uses no power My Gifin switcher works great good luck steweeee

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017

Cameras that make great holiday gifts

Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.