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by stewart norrie / April 7, 2006 4:53 AM PDT

Is there anybody out there? Iam thinking you have all gone to hi-def heaven or are sinking in all this rain. I really want to chit chat besides nothing in hi-def rite now I just got a letter yesterday from the NATIONAL PANCAKE INSTITUTE It read F-CK WAFFLES STEWART

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Wondering the same about you!
by Dan Filice / April 7, 2006 5:53 AM PDT

I hadn't seen a post from you since yesterday. I was worried that 1080p had finally taken it's toll.

Are you sure it's still cloudy and rainy where you live or have you just forgotten to go outside and turn off the shower?

Stewart, forget about the DVI video connection you've been using. Once you get a new hi-def DVD player, you can only use HDMI, so polish up those connections.

Dan Happy

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by stewart norrie / April 7, 2006 6:24 AM PDT

thats why I bought the d.v.i. switcher and d.v.i. to h.d.m.i. cable so I can use that second h.d.m.i. port for blue ray Ok here is one for you H.D.M.I. and d.v.i. are the same except h.d.m.i. also carries audio information So why wouldn" d.v.i. carry a 1080I or 1080P signal I do know that I get a 1080I picture from my dish 811 system using d.v.i. to h.d.m.i cable. so why wouldn" you get a 1080P using d.v.i. connections? so does this mean if someone had a t.v. with only a d.v.i. input and ran a h.d.m.i. to d.v.i. from blue ray would get only a 1080I picture? also when I watch a 1080I picture lets say from discovery h,d, theater the picture is beyond belief so would the 1080P picture be that much better? I dont see how it could be any better than it is Iam going out and do a sun dance stewart

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by Dan Filice / April 7, 2006 6:45 AM PDT

From what I understand, the HDMI seems to the only connection that the new players will use for HD content from DVDs. I read that if you use any other connection from a hi-def player, you will get SD 480p signal, not HD. This probably only applies to the new hi-def DVD players, not your satellite box which allows HD through the DVI or component. It's a DVD thing only. But read you other post about 1080p. Another forum member posted some answers.

As far as the difference between 1080i/p, I think you may notice a difference in motion, not necessarily the basic TV image.

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by kena10 / April 7, 2006 9:19 AM PDT

It's time to buy a new receiver and use its upconerting switching capabilities as opposed to using those dvi switchers. Whenever you complain about having extra cables, you don't realize that you already have extra cables with your current setup as opposed to cleaning up the clutter. Get with the times man.

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by stewart norrie / April 8, 2006 10:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Stewart..........

I want to use the second h.d.m.i. port on the t.v. for the new blue ray player If it ever takes off, Also I saved money on my amp Denon 3805 because I didn"t have to spend all that extra money on a receiver that had h.d.m.i. have a nice week end stewart

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dvi will NOT work with hd-dvd or blueray!!!!!!!! caution!!!
by masterying01 / April 7, 2006 6:36 PM PDT

dvi is just a straight digital signal. theoretically, it will work with a hdmi to dvi cable. but here is where copyright laws come into play.

hdmi is the ONLY cable connection that will support HDCP and other copyright encrypted data. they will put this encryption on all HDDVD and BLUERAY players/discs. think of it as a copyright certification that will only work with "certified equipment".

since dvi is not capable of recognizing that copyright (aka not certified)....the HDDVD player or BLUERAY player will think you're trying to illegally copy stuff because dvi is not capable of transferring that certification. also keep in mind that a lot of a/v receivers with HDMI in it are not certified either.....which means all you'll get is an error messege.

the copyright encryption WILL screw over a LOT of people that used dvi for the past few years.

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by Dan Filice / April 8, 2006 1:19 AM PDT

In the "Blog: section of this forum someone reviewd a new pending Sony Blu-Ray DVD player. Interesting info for those of us, like me, who's main TV still has only component, not HDMI, connections. Notice the info about the HD signal being played on HDTVs that don't have an HDMI connection AND more importantly, it will play BOTH old (upconvert) and new DVD formats.

Quote: ""The unit will offer a 1080p output via HDMI--something upcoming HD-DVD players will not. Sony Pictures and other studios also recently announced that none of their Blu-ray discs will downconvert the analog component-video outputs, so tens of thousands of owners of HDTVs that lack HDMI inputs will still be able to enjoy the Blu-ray movies at full HD resolution via the BDP-S1 and other forthcoming Blu-ray players. In addition, the new player will upconvert standard DVD discs, which it can also play, to resolutions as high as 1080p via HDMI, which may improve image quality on some compatible televisions."

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