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Is anyone using the DVI outout on the SONY GRAND WEGA for HDTV or DVD?I'm more interested in what HDTV looks like through DVI but would also like to know what DVD looks like through DVI?I am thinking of getting a DVI cable just because eventually I'll need one and I heard cablevision is going to activate the DVI on the SA 4200HD box soon?So heres the big question how much of a difference does it make?Thanks J.H.
 

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You'll find a million threads on this subject if you do a search and they will all tell you that DVI is hands-down a better picture. Since your machine will only has one DVI input and you see the quality difference you will want to buy a DVI switcher from Gefen and as many DVI output devices (Bravo D2, Momistu DVD players) DISH (811 and 921 receivers) as possible.


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You'll find a million threads on this subject if you do a search and they will all tell you that DVI is hands-down a better picture. Since your machine only has one DVI input and you see the quality difference you will want to buy a DVI switcher from Gefen and as many DVI output devices (Bravo D2, Momistu DVD players) DISH (811 and 921 receivers) as possible.


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Just curious- is it hands-down better than component for the GWIII? The reason I ask is that I thought the non-XBR GWIIIs convert the DVI input into analog early on in the processing chain. Although the GWIII D/A conversion is probably better than any in most devices that would be feeding it, I still wonder if it would be that noticeable. Supposedly, the XBR GWIIIs don't perform the conversion until much later in the process. I don't own the TV so I can't comment, I'm just curious about it.
 

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Most of the posts relating to DVI vs. non-DVI connections are based on unscientific observations that tend to be set and device specific. I would use DVI with HDCP for HD inputs primarily for HDCP. Non-HD devices on a Grand Wega will benefit little from a DVI connection assuming you go into the service menu and eliminate the excessive filtering found on component and DVI inputs. I find most DVI enabled devices to be problematic and would be very careful on selecting one.
 

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Please clear up one last thing because I can't get a definitive answer on this.I heard some GRAND WEGAS DVI inputs convert to analog anyway.I thought it was the non-XBR grand wegas.Is this true because I have the Sony KF-50XBR800 and the answer to this question will make up my mind?Thanks J.H.
 

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Please clear up one last thing because I can't get a definitive answer on this.I heard some GRAND WEGAS DVI inputs convert to analog anyway.I thought it was the non-XBR grand wegas.Is this true because I have the Sony KF-50XBR800 and the answer to this question will make up my mind?Thanks J.H.
That set, which I own as well, definitely converts all DVI inputs to analog. DVI is still useful for the HDCP feature along with freeing up another component input.


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I also have the Sony KF-50XBR800 and am considering getting a DVI Cable for an HD Cable box. So if the tv converts the singnal to anolog, then it's not really HD right? What is the point of the DVI then? Is it really better than comp cables?
 

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I also have the Sony KF-50XBR800 and am considering getting a DVI Cable for an HD Cable box. So if the tv converts the singnal to anolog, then it's not really HD right? What is the point of the DVI then? Is it really better than comp cables?
HD can be analog or digital into the TV. Using Analog does not reduce the signal quality to SD. DVI on these TV's is primarily used to allow the HD STB to encrypt the video signal. It is possible that the HD STB will convert your HD signal to 480p if you use component cables. DVI can be better than component cables, but it depends on the source and the display device.
 
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