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    HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    My Time Warner Cable dude came through and hooked up an HD cable box for me. I get like 20 channels in HD for free - no added cost on my subscription.

    However my TV guide loads up slow and of course the non-HD channels aren't astounding. Would using a DVI cable instead of the Component cable he hooked up make any difference?



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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    I wouldnt think so, they're still analog channels...



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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    i have time warner and only get 13, we use comonents, the HD channels are awsome, especially sports, others not as good.







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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    Not too much better...

    You could try it however, some devices output better signal over their HDMI/DVI inputs than they do their Component...







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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    My HDMI looks and sounds better than using RCA's and component cables.




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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187 View Post
    My HDMI looks and sounds better than using RCA's and component cables.
    Maybe... That depends on the source unit and the components of the system...








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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    Uhh probably....







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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    I thought DVI was digital?



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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    DVI is digital...

    It is the exact same as HDMI but with out the audio...







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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    Quote Originally Posted by j3bus2k3 View Post
    I wouldnt think so, they're still analog channels...
    Yea so what is he talking about?

    Or maybe Im misunderstanding what he meant?



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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    My understanding is that for under 25' of cable you will never see the difference between the three.



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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    Pretty much....







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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    I would say its all trial and error. I remember when my brother first bought his HD set he went out and bought a DVI cable thinking it would be the best. He soon after found out that the component looked better than the DVI between his TV and HD satellite receiver.

    So basically when you use the DVI cable you're using the TV set's decoding.??? And when you use component you're using the HD receiver's circuitry?? I'm not big into video as much as I am into audio.



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    Re: HD Cable - DVI or Component?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChuttz View Post
    My understanding is that for under 25' of cable you will never see the difference between the three.
    I noticed a difference between component and DVI, not a huge one but DVI was noticably clearer to me.

    Then again it's just as likely to be placebo effect. Watch me, if I start ranting about how $500 solid wires are making a difference in my system I'm full of ****



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