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Does a HDMI cable support a non Digital, non HD video signal?

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I have my new LCD (sony) being shipped in today. My current setup includes cable out the wall (no cable box) into my HD tivo and from there into my tube TV.

My cablecards for the tivo don't come in till late next week. and likewise, my digital and HD signaled cable doesn't start till that time

my question is that till the whole digital and HD setup kicks in, would it be possible to still hook up my tivo to the new lcd via a HDMI cable? Tivo HD does have a HDMI out.

in other words, even with a normal cable signal from the wall into the tivo, would that signal be carried out from the tivo to the LCD via an HDMI cable? I understand that since the signal coming in is non digital/HD there will be no up conversion.

does HDMI carry a regular video signal that's not digital?
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Originally Posted by bombayterror View Post

does HDMI carry a regular video signal that's not digital?

You say you have a TiVo HD. *Everything* coming out of that box is digitized - analog cable/OTA signals are digitized and encoded to MPEG-2 for storage purposes. So yes, whether it's digital HD, digital SD, or analog, you'll be able to watch it via HDMI.
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right on. didn't know that. I appreciate the input.
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Originally Posted by bombayterror View Post

I have my new LCD (sony) being shipped in today. My current setup includes cable out the wall (no cable box) into my HD tivo and from there into my tube TV.

My cablecards for the tivo don't come in till late next week. and likewise, my digital and HD signaled cable doesn't start till that time

my question is that till the whole digital and HD setup kicks in, would it be possible to still hook up my tivo to the new lcd via a HDMI cable? Tivo HD does have a HDMI out.

in other words, even with a normal cable signal from the wall into the tivo, would that signal be carried out from the tivo to the LCD via an HDMI cable? I understand that since the signal coming in is non digital/HD there will be no up conversion.

does HDMI carry a regular video signal that's not digital?

Just so we leave the record straight. HDMI will not carry a regular video signal that's not digital, however the TIVO outputs digital so yes it will work as demonfoo indicated.
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thanks for the help folks
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