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Old 02-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default As a cablevision subscriber, is it best to watch HDTV with HDMI or Component cables?

I have the cablevison (black) samsung multi-room dvr box...
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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I have the cablevison (black) samsung multi-room dvr box...
same results only HDMI affords you single wire convenience.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:38 AM   #3
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Indeed. I have mine hooked up both ways. I have the HDMI going from my cable box to my home theater receiver, which sends the video via HDMI to my plasma HDTV. I also have component cables/audio cables going from my cable box directly to my plasma for late night viewing so that the audio will not disturb the wife/visitors/etc. As Rizzo stated, there is virtually no difference in the picture quality.
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But there is such a difference between one cable and 5. And the 3 component cables always seem to be THICK ones.
Except for the old handshake issues with HDMI that seem mostly gone, component connections are a complete PITA.
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I just hooked up new cablevision boxes for my sister in law. Using the component cables, the guide was only in 4:3, switched over to HDMI and all was fine. Maybe a setting i did wrong.

But, the picture is the same, It still sucks!
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Really? I have it hooked up via HDMI, and the picture looks great.
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Really? I have it hooked up via HDMI, and the picture looks great.
Agreed, my PQ from Cablevision LI is excellent also. ???
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He's from Long Island as well. I'm wondering if the problem lies in the display settings rather than IO Cable's signal.
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He's from Long Island as well. I'm wondering if the problem lies in the display settings rather than IO Cable's signal.
He's from Flanders, I know my PQ is quite good especially on HD channels.
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If i had nothing to compare it to then yes it would look fine. However, I also have directv hooked up to the same display. Directv PQ is noticeably better.

I still use Cablevision as my primary because i have tivo hooked up and the tivo box is a world better than the D box. For special events though, like races or football games I'll typically switch to Directv to view.
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Your local cablevision signal must have a problem, because a few years back, I too had both, and found cablevision to be superior, so I dropped DirecTv.

Do you have multiple splits of your cablevision feed, or is there one main junction with seperate lines? Perhaps a service call is in order.
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I concur with HiDefRev and have mine hooked the same way. Component to the TV so I can just flick it on and watch and HDMI to the receiver for watching movies or concerts in surround.
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I concur with HiDefRev and have mine hooked the same way. Component to the TV so I can just flick it on and watch and HDMI to the receiver for watching movies or concerts in surround.
Another option would be sending the HDMI from the cable box to the display, and sending optical or digital coax from the cable box to the receiver. Less wires and it accomplishes the same thing.

(provided those connections are available on your equipment)
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Another option would be sending the HDMI from the cable box to the display, and sending optical or digital coax from the cable box to the receiver. Less wires and it accomplishes the same thing.

(provided those connections are available on your equipment)
John will optical transfer 7.1 audio and all codecs ?
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John will optical transfer 7.1 audio and all codecs ?
Optical and digital coax will transfer DD5.1, ...which is all that you can get from your cable box.

I would not use that connection for your blu ray player, for you will not get the HD audio codecs.
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