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Component Vs. DVI to HDMI

kidjap77
07-31-2005, 11:56 PM
I Just bought the 30pw420 and I was wondering if there is a major difference between using the component cables that I recieved from comcast to use with the motorola box, and the DVI to HDMI Cables that I might buy for $99? will there be a major difference in the quality of picture?

Blue_Tech
08-01-2005, 12:41 AM
DO NOT SPEND $99 FOR AN HDMI CABLE!

As for the difference between HDMI and Component, most folks claim no difference.

6 foot HDMI on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/6FT-HDMI-M-to-DVI-D-M-28AWG-CABLE-HDTV-PLASMA-DVD-GOLD_W0QQitemZ5793929839QQcategoryZ32837QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem)

HDMI is Digital, whereas Component is Analog. They are both designated for HDTV. HDMI is basically the future though, the government likes it because it makes it impossible to copy the movies (for now).

Without getting into too much overwhelming detail, Digital mediums are no where near as sensitive to outside interference as Analog ones are. If your going to spend lots of cash on cables, save it for speaker wire and other analog stuff.

huy30
08-02-2005, 07:08 PM
I bought 6' Philips HDMI cable at Walmart for around $47. The PQ is little bit better than component cable.

Daisy096
08-04-2005, 06:23 AM
I bought 6' Philips HDMI cable at Walmart for around $47. The PQ is little bit better than component cable.

Just updated to HDMI cable :eek: (Monster 1000 2meter) and the picture quality is sharper over the component cable. The audio has increased 50%, crisp audio, big improvement. :yippee: