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HDMI DVD player/ DVI HDTV

by sls / March 28, 2005 4:31 AM PST

Will a dvd player with HDMI outposts work with an HDTV with DVI?
Will I be able to Connect a HDMI component to a DVI HDTV?

If so, is it recommended? Thank you

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yes & yes
by 3luke3 / March 28, 2005 1:21 PM PST

yes it is possible; you need a simple adapter. I'd recommend getting a cord that adapts for you, or if you get an adapter alone, put it at the HDMI source & run a DVI cable to the display unit, that way you won't have to buy more expensive HDMI cable when you won't even be using the digital audio line thats in it. (DVI is video only & I think HDMI is stupid).

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hdmi v dvi connection
by sls / March 29, 2005 9:07 PM PST
In reply to: yes & yes

Luke, would you recommend going with a DVD player with a standard DVI connection over the HDMI since my HDTV is DVI? This way I avoid the necessity of the adaptor etc. I;m not sure which connection produces a better picture/sound

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I would....
by 3luke3 / March 29, 2005 9:27 PM PST
In reply to: hdmi v dvi connection

go with whatever video source (dvd player in this case) that you want to go with. Just get the cables to make it work. Keep in mind, that HDMI is DVI (same video signal) it just also runs an optical audio line inside too so that it can carry digital audio as well. But why would anybody want to run good sound to their HDTV??? Run the sound to your receiver. I like the Samsung line of HD upconverting DVD players, the Samsung DVD-HD841 has the faroudja chip video processing & it upsamples (out the DVI port only) to whatever signal type you want (480p is normal, or 720p, 768p, 1080i). So you can get an HDTV that has crappy scalers & not have to worry about how your DVD movies look on it, because all the scaling & interpolating is done at the source. Happy

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