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No luck finding this in a search so here goes.... if you're connecting an HDMI output from a DVD player (Denon 1920), to a TV with a DVI input (Sony 34XBR910), does this degrade the picture quality compared to DVI to DVI or HDMI to HDMI (or component/component video)? If so then this TV/dvd player combo may not be the best choice. What is the best quality way to make this connection: 1) DVI to HDMI cable, 2)DVI cable with DVI to HDMI adapter at player, 3)HDMI cable with HDMI to DVI adapter at TV?
 

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HDMI output from a DVD player will work just fine to the DVI input on your TV. Use a HDMI->DVI cable. In your setup, you are getting the same digital stream as you would if you used a DVI output player. There's a 8bit RGB digital video stream going between the two devices.


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It's the same thing as just sending DVI, there won't be any degradation if the cable is of quality, just as if it were DVI on both ends. As stated, DVI is the "limit" so it will be 8-bit RGB digitally. If you had HDMI on both ends you'd have some other options, but you should be just fine.
 

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There's no problem converting between DVI and HDMI as long as you don't add another component in between the source and destination as would be the case with a video switcher. The pin designations differ between the two formats and there becomes an issue with HDCP signals. If you have two components, one with HDMI output and the other with HDMI input but your switcher only handles DVI connections then you've got a problem. As long as you only do one conversion in the chain you'll be fine.
 

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Originally Posted by ChrisWiggles
It's the same thing as just sending DVI, there won't be any degradation if the cable is of quality, just as if it were DVI on both ends. As stated, DVI is the "limit" so it will be 8-bit RGB digitally. If you had HDMI on both ends you'd have some other options, but you should be just fine.
"is of quality" is a subjective term. I've seen these priced from $10 to $40. Do I really need to spend $40 to make this happen? Here's the two web sites I'm referring to:


http://www.cablewholesale.com/catalo...nddvicable.htm

http://www.hdmiplanet.com/hdmidvi1.html


Any other suggestions to find such a beast?
 

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If you don't see "sparklies", the cable works. This is true whether it costs $10 or $1000 and is made from copper, silver, gold, or plutonium. It is impossible to randomly corrupt digital data and have colors become "richer", more "vibrant", or "washed out", ... Corrupting data is the only thing a cable can do if improperly made. Otherwise the TV gets exactly what the DVD player sent.


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