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Will use DVI, but what about analog?

Private Shrink
07-30-2005, 03:12 PM
I'm giving Comcast a second chance (they didn't show up for the first install) and I was planning to use a DVI to DVI connection for the HD DVR to my Sony 40" CRT. I'd rather use this compared to component because it supposedly provides a better picture, and because the two sets of component inputs on my TV are taken up by XBox and my DVD player. Am I going to have trouble because analog stations of Comcast need component connections? Do I use both DVI for the HD and component for analog and simply downgrade the quality of either XBox or DVD? Any advice appreciated.

Voomster
07-30-2005, 03:53 PM
Comcast tells less than truth when they claim they are a digital network
I use my comcast set top box's DVI connector to my HD TV for Comcast Channels #'s 700 which are where comcast keeps all of their 13 HD Channels and the DVI connector works much better than the three compnent cable set, if I want to watch the 98% of Comcasts non-digital stations I have to pick up my HD TV remote and switch the source from DVI input to component (1) or componet (2) I can keep it on componet input (2) but the Comcsat HD signal and quality is less than that of a DVI connector input and all of Comcast is of much lessor a quality then my Satallite Dish (Voom) :o

I'm just waiting till Direct TV add a sifficent amount of new HD channels and I would drop Comcast immeditally.

till then Comcast HD which a contradiction in terms is better than no HD TV

Voomster :thumbsup:

Private Shrink
07-30-2005, 03:58 PM
So, since my TV has two sets of component inputs, I will have to move the XBox or DVD player over to S-video...huh?

rbinck
07-30-2005, 07:32 PM
Not necessarily. You could get a Radio Shack Cat # 15-1927 which sells for $70.
See:http://www.radioshack.com/images/ProductCatalog/ProductImage/15/m15-1927.jpg (http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F003%5F010%5F011%5F000&product%5Fid=15%2D1927)

Someone put this on the forum and I ordered one to allow me to drive two TVs from single sources. Voom OTA and DVD to two TVs. Works great.

kdog044
07-31-2005, 12:47 PM
Am I going to have trouble because analog stations of Comcast need component connections? Do I use both DVI for the HD and component for analog and simply downgrade the quality of either XBox or DVD? Any advice appreciated.No, the DVI output will provide video for ALL channels (analog, digital, and HD). That is how mine is set up and has been working for the last four months. You will need to run a digital output (coax/optical) to a receiver for 5.1 audio or simply use the RCA connections for 2 channel directly to your display.

P.S. I don't know why Voomster is having a problem but it is NOT the way the STB operates and he should call Comcast to try and new box.