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12-03-2003, 01:47 AM
anyone using DVI connector between your DVD player and your TV? I guess this by passes the digital to analog and analog to digital conversion.. resulting in a more pure signal.. sound like fun stuff.
DVI = digital video interface? anyone shead any light on this connectors?
12-03-2003, 01:53 AM
dvi cables are usually limited to about 15' & longer runs are possible with a amplifer. We have only sold a few dvi cables so far. I have seen a customers setup with a DVHS 4000 player to a sam sung STB via firewire & from the SS STB to the display via DVI. The picture was noticibly better than component. He was able to show me comp & switch to dvi & the dvi was impressive, escpeially since it was playing a HD DVHS. Im not sure what the cost for the JVC 4000 or the SS STB costs but it did make a difference. Only thing is bad the short runs & the connector is huge! Id wish they settle on a smaller connector like fire wire! But I guess its all about security, & copy protection..
12-03-2003, 02:14 AM
yeah i read that a few select DVD players which are just coming out have DVI outputs connectors. and a few HDTV's do as well. i guess everything stays in the digital domain. resulting in a improved picture. :D
12-03-2003, 03:35 AM
Iím typing this post on a RF keyboard from the comfort of my recliner while viewing the desktop on a 50Ē DLP RPTV. Biggest computer monitor Iíve ever seem.
I use a computer for my entire movie and HDTV viewing over DVI connection to the DLP TV. For the Windows desktop I use the DVI output from an ATI Radeon 9000 graphics card connected to a MyHD HDTV tuner card by a short DVI loopback cable and the MyHD card is connected to the DVI input on the TV with a 12í cable.
I can watch DVD movies from the graphics card using a software DVD player or from the MyHD card using hardware decoding in the same manner as the HDTV decoding. All resolutions are set to the native resolution of the DLP TV that is 1280x720p. I prefer the hardware decoding in the MyHD card to the software decoding because it is more 3D with better color saturation than the Radeon card provides, plus the hardware decoder does a better job of decoding video source DVD such as concert videos.
I also have a Mits D-VHS tape recorder connected to the computer via Firewire that I use to record/playback from the MyHD HDTV card. In addition to the D-VHS recorder, MyHD can record HDTV to a local or LAN server hard drive.
The desktop, DVD, and HDTV are sharp as a tack. Awesome!
I think the gentleman above has the cables mixed up. I believe it is Firewire that is limited to 15í instead of DVI. Iíve tested a 30í dual link DVI cable without any loss of image quality.
12-03-2003, 03:39 AM
owie, my head hurts now.. :p
i just found out about DVI connections.. and I was wondering if there was any or much improvement over what is typically the best we can get currently.. component video.
12-03-2003, 01:15 PM
There are not too many companies making electronics with DVI connectors at this time. Within the next year we should start seeing a lot more DVD players and receivers with DVI connectors. The quality difference over component is much better.
12-03-2003, 05:03 PM
We have a Sony 50xbr800 lcd set and a Hd200 reciever with DVI. I first used the Sony dvi cable that came with the reciever and found much better picture using the component inputs and Monster M1000 cables. I just ordered the M500 dvi cable from Monster to see if there is much improvement over the cheap Sony one. Their was much more detail and smoother movement using the component inputs.
12-03-2003, 05:25 PM
I have a NEC 1000 DLP front projector on an 10 foot diagonal screen. I purchased a Bravo DVD player for $200. Both units have DVI connections. Me and five other people spent hours going back and fourth between a DVD Sony (component connection) and DVD Bravo (DVI connection). We had all the trick settings and new down load to the Bravo recommended by various projector sites. With the exception of one movie nobody saw any picture difference between the two set-ups. I returned the Bravo and the 15 foot DVI cable. Sorry. I was very hopeful also.
12-03-2003, 06:17 PM
All my research has come to quality component cables are as good or in most cases better than DVI. DVI is not nessasarily being pushed as a better connection bettween DVD and monitors.
It was being pushed for HDTV monitors and thier ability to upconvert video signals to "higher" ratios. 720/1080
And no one has been impressed by these ability. You PQ is only as good as the source.
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