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HDMI to DVI

by 72michael72 / January 10, 2010 9:04 AM PST

I have a hdmi output on my cable box and both hdmi and dvi inputs on my tv does it matter which one I hook up to or is the picture and sound quality the same?

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DVI doesn't carry sound.
by minimalist / January 10, 2010 9:58 AM PST
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HDMI does. Other than that, there isn't much difference in the two cables as far as picture quality goes.

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HDMI to DVI
by FaithfulSinner / January 10, 2010 11:01 PM PST
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My friend has an older TV that only has a DVI connection, so we set it up to go from the cable box HDMI to the DVI connection on the TV. Then we run the audio to the surround sound system.
If you are using the TV for the audio, then you must go HDMI to HDMI. But, as far as picture quality goes, HDMI and DVI are typically equivalents.

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