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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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