Originally Posted by CCarncross
What your display does with it after that......who knows...
FWIW, Pioneer actively markets the fact that video data coming in via the HDMI port on their plasmas bypassess all of the interal A/D and D/A conversions. Hence, if you use the HDMI output on a DVD player and the HDMI input on a Pio plasma, at no time is the video information converted in or out of analog. They call this "pure drive" or something like that.
I suspect this is the case for other HDMI-capable displays, but I haven't seen them market it with a cute name like Pioneer has.... or it may not be the case! I dunno.
Most, if not all, digital displays nowadays do not convert digital input to analogue. The only digital displays of recent memory that did D/A and then A/D were the first one or two generations of the Sony Grand Wega LCD RPTVs. Or at least nobody reported other displays that did this.
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