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Old 01-17-2009, 11:07 AM   #46  
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I have a question similar to Btown earlier in this thread. However, as a newbie to this whole arena I'm a bit in the dark. Here's what I have - a Samsung LN-T4042H and a Comcast HD box. The Comcast box does not have an HDMI outlet. It does have a DVI (of some type). Since the TV is about 15 feet from the box, my wife won't let me hook up the wade of wires which came with the box, so I thought the HDMI would be the way to go. But since the box doesn't have that, I'm stuck. (I asked the folks at the local Comcast outpost if I could exchange my box for one that did have an HDMI and they practically laughed at me.) I'd like to run only one wire, if I can, from the box to the TV. I believe I can get an adapter to plug into the box that turns the DVI (if it's the right type) into an HDMI outlet. But I thought someone told me if I did that I'd have to run audio wires which I know my wife will frown upon. Frankly, I don't much care if the audio is digital or not, but it would be nice to be able to employ the HD features of the TV. The bottom line is that I want to run just one wire that doens't cost as much as the TV. Is it possible?
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I have a question similar to Btown earlier in this thread. However, as a newbie to this whole arena I'm a bit in the dark. Here's what I have - a Samsung LN-T4042H and a Comcast HD box. The Comcast box does not have an HDMI outlet. It does have a DVI (of some type). Since the TV is about 15 feet from the box, my wife won't let me hook up the wade of wires which came with the box, so I thought the HDMI would be the way to go. But since the box doesn't have that, I'm stuck. (I asked the folks at the local Comcast outpost if I could exchange my box for one that did have an HDMI and they practically laughed at me.) I'd like to run only one wire, if I can, from the box to the TV. I believe I can get an adapter to plug into the box that turns the DVI (if it's the right type) into an HDMI outlet. But I thought someone told me if I did that I'd have to run audio wires which I know my wife will frown upon. Frankly, I don't much care if the audio is digital or not, but it would be nice to be able to employ the HD features of the TV. The bottom line is that I want to run just one wire that doens't cost as much as the TV. Is it possible?
No. DVI does not carry audio, so a DVI to HDMI cable will only carry video. You'll have to use two cables. However, you need to check your TV manual and see if you can assign a different audio input if you use HDMI. Some low end TVs don't allow that, so if your TV doesn't let you do that, you will not have audio - you'll have to use a receiver to handle all of your audio.

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Old 05-03-2009, 10:15 AM   #48  
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Does the HDMI just eliminate the 5 wires or does it really make a difference in picture quality?
It really does help with picture quality.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:50 PM   #50  
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It really does help with picture quality.
No it does not, they are the same, for all intents and purposes.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #51  
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I have a Sony KV-40XBR800 40" FD Trinitron® WEGA® XBR® Hi-Scan® TV (2005). It accepts 480i/480p/1080i
Inputs and Outputs
Composite Input : 2 Front/3 Rear
DVI-HDTV Output : 1 Rear
Monitor Output : 1 Rear
RF Input : 2 Rear
S-Video Input : 1 Front/2 Rear satellite receiver has a DVI output

Currently, my DishNetwork satellite receiver connects from DVI to DVI.

I want to purchase a HD DVD player as well as upgrade my satellite receiver to HD. all will have a HDMI connector.

What is the best way to connect these HDMI connectors to my TV (no HDMI)? Looking for best quality connection. Am I out of luck?

BElkin makes a HDMI to DVI cable with special box that optimizes the signal (bought it)

Any assistance would greately be appreciated
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:36 AM   #52  
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Hello,
I have a Sony KV-40XBR800 40" FD Trinitron® WEGA® XBR® Hi-Scan® TV (2005). It accepts 480i/480p/1080i
Inputs and Outputs
Composite Input : 2 Front/3 Rear
DVI-HDTV Output : 1 Rear
Monitor Output : 1 Rear
RF Input : 2 Rear
S-Video Input : 1 Front/2 Rear satellite receiver has a DVI output

Currently, my DishNetwork satellite receiver connects from DVI to DVI.

I want to purchase a HD DVD player as well as upgrade my satellite receiver to HD. all will have a HDMI connector.

What is the best way to connect these HDMI connectors to my TV (no HDMI)? Looking for best quality connection. Am I out of luck?

BElkin makes a HDMI to DVI cable with special box that optimizes the signal (bought it)

Any assistance would greately be appreciated
DVI is HDMI without the audio. Connecting your devices to the TV using DVI will be a good choice. You might want to find an HDMI swith to allow you to have more than one HDMI input for the TV.
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Hello,
I have a Sony KV-40XBR800 40" FD Trinitron® WEGA® XBR® Hi-Scan® TV (2005). It accepts 480i/480p/1080i
Inputs and Outputs
Composite Input : 2 Front/3 Rear
DVI-HDTV Output : 1 Rear
Monitor Output : 1 Rear
RF Input : 2 Rear
S-Video Input : 1 Front/2 Rear satellite receiver has a DVI output

Currently, my DishNetwork satellite receiver connects from DVI to DVI.

I want to purchase a HD DVD player as well as upgrade my satellite receiver to HD. all will have a HDMI connector. HD DVD players are no longer made.

What is the best way to connect these HDMI connectors to my TV (no HDMI)? Looking for best quality connection. Am I out of luck?

BElkin makes a HDMI to DVI cable with special box that optimizes the signal (bought it) Snake oil. Any DVI to HDMI cable will work just fine. You can purchase one here - http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231&cs_id=1023102&p_i d=2218&seq=1&format=2 for about $7 and will work as good as any other.

Any assistance would greately be appreciated
Hope this helps. Again that link is - http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:55 AM   #54  
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:55 PM   #56  
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I walked in on a killer deal on a Sony PFM42x1 plasma pro monitor. Its only digital input is DVI I bought a Polk Audio DVD surround 360 bar which has a HDMI the Sony has a up converter in it and so does the Polk which I read was one of the best the chip is a integrated Farouja HDMI 1080i upscaler so I wanted to use it instead of the monitors. The monitor came with a 12 ft DVI cable so I bought a HDMI/DVI adapter male on both ends. When I set everything up and turned everything on I set the output of the Polk at 720 and put the monitor input on DVI I only get a blank screen with a message of (out of range) and the HDMI light doesn’t come on the Polk display. So I changed the output of the Polk to 480 and I get a flash of a 4.3 screen with nothing but snow it flashes on randomly not in any time order also when doing this I cant bring up the monitor menu up. So I went to best buys and bought a HDMI/DVI cable and I am getting the same results the monitor and the Polk are (HDCP-enabled). And I am wondering if there is a different HDMI/DVI cable or adapter that are HDCP compatible or are they all the same. Also the DVD does the same when the input is through the DVI via adapter HDMI. The monitor works beautifully with just the S video cable so does the DVD. But I really wanted to run everything through the Polk HDMI to the PFM42x1 DVI so I would a more versatile system. The PFM42x1 only has 1120 hours on it when I checked the timer which is in its menu so it’s like brand new. I read where people are linking Xboxes into them with the HDMI/DVI cables so where am I going wrong someone please help I am running out of hair at this point.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:50 PM   #57  
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I walked in on a killer deal on a Sony PFM42x1 plasma pro monitor. Its only digital input is DVI I bought a Polk Audio DVD surround 360 bar which has a HDMI the Sony has a up converter in it and so does the Polk which I read was one of the best the chip is a integrated Farouja HDMI 1080i upscaler so I wanted to use it instead of the monitors. The monitor came with a 12 ft DVI cable so I bought a HDMI/DVI adapter male on both ends. When I set everything up and turned everything on I set the output of the Polk at 720 and put the monitor input on DVI I only get a blank screen with a message of (out of range) and the HDMI light doesn’t come on the Polk display. So I changed the output of the Polk to 480 and I get a flash of a 4.3 screen with nothing but snow it flashes on randomly not in any time order also when doing this I cant bring up the monitor menu up. So I went to best buys and bought a HDMI/DVI cable and I am getting the same results the monitor and the Polk are (HDCP-enabled). And I am wondering if there is a different HDMI/DVI cable or adapter that are HDCP compatible or are they all the same. Also the DVD does the same when the input is through the DVI via adapter HDMI. The monitor works beautifully with just the S video cable so does the DVD. But I really wanted to run everything through the Polk HDMI to the PFM42x1 DVI so I would a more versatile system. The PFM42x1 only has 1120 hours on it when I checked the timer which is in its menu so it’s like brand new. I read where people are linking Xboxes into them with the HDMI/DVI cables so where am I going wrong someone please help I am running out of hair at this point.
Thanks ahead of time
I was using the wrong HDMI to DVI adapter It was a DVI/I and I needed a HDMI to DVI/D now I am cooking with gas such a beautiful picture man this Sony PFM42x1 was one kick butt monitor in its day and it still rocks very very good colors and shapeness and contrast it runs circles around a new midclass Samsung I also bought a D-SUB 15 pin HD15 to Compnonet RGB RCA 3 jack adapter and it works well also. This unit is headed for the living room and not the shop lol the Samsung is in the back seat now. Hope this helps someone in the futher. I have been looking around for more of these Sony PFM42x1's B or S models they are being taken out of conferance rooms and not alot of people know what they are capable of and seems you can get them cheap sometimes. Man the deal of my life $200.00 PFM42X1 with 1100 hours on it verse $1200.00 Samsung what a loss of$1000.00 lol.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #58  
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I also have an 811 and my TV is a Sony KDF42WE655. I have the DN HD package.
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My projector got HDMI, but my laptop is vga, any connector for this? Thanks
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