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HDMI cable?

by dodgers_Packers / July 6, 2005 4:34 PM PDT

I saw an HDMI cable being sold at best buy, and it said that it was "For high-definition video (720p and 1080i) or standard video formats" Now does that mean that the cable will not display 1080p video if I were to use it with a 1080p dlp set?

I also want to know about the new upconverting HD dvd players. How does that work?, does it upconvert any dvd to High definition?

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HDMI cable?
by jcrobso / July 7, 2005 3:11 AM PDT
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"I saw an HDMI cable being sold at best buy, and it said that it was "For high-definition video (720p and 1080i) or standard video formats" Now does that mean that the cable will not display 1080p video if I were to use it with a 1080p dlp set?"
1080p is a standard HD format. but it's not in use yet.
"new upconverting HD dvd players"
Keep in mind that DVDs are 480p.
A good stand alone scan converter cost $1000.
A scan converter can NOT add quality, but just changes the format of the image. John

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problem solved
by stewart norrie / July 7, 2005 9:09 AM PDT
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For a stunning picture you should use a h.d.m.i or d.v.i cable from your satellite or cable h.d converter also d.v.d players are not hi-def but to get the best possible picture from your d.v.d player use one with d.v.i. output and since your hi-def set has only one h.d.m.i input you will need a GIFFEN d.v.i. switcher in closing d.v.i. and h.d.m.i are the same except h.d.m.i also carries sound also most hi-def converters and d.v.d players only use d.v.i. output so you can buy an adperter for the input on your t.v. please respond to me iam under stewart nirrie in this **** group good luck

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Not all cables are equal.
by jodiedavid / July 7, 2005 11:55 PM PDT
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You will find a lot of arguments about cables. My tv and dvd player have HDMI inputs, I chose not to use HDMI because the black levels are poorer with HDMI and a few other things (with my equipment), and Componet cables do a better job and those levels. The only real avantage that HDMI has over others is that it carries audio. Alot of people think you can get a HDMI to DVI cable it will still carry audio, but it wont work, so dont try. For great information about Home Audio, theater, Cables, dvd players, speakers and Etc.. Here is a must go to web site. http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/main.html You will find everything there you wanted to know and things you never know about home theater. I would wait until the REAL HD dvd players come out this year, not the upscalers. If you ask the same questions in the forum at the website I gave you, you will get answers that really explaining these things. Let me know if you post.

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