[mythtv-users] Cable Quality component DVI HDMI ?

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 03:02:56 UTC 2006

On 12/11/06, Edgar Sigal <esigal at insidewire.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> Is there a quality difference when using component video cables vs DVI vs
> I saw an HDMI cable package that claims it had a better picture quality over
> the other two methods.
> Are they not all carrying the same signals?
> Are the signals Digital such that there should be no signal loss?

Component is analog.

DVI and HDMI are both digital. However, only HDMI supports HDCP, which
(will eventually) be required for HD-DVD and Blue-Ray. As Linux
doesn't support HDCP (Yet), this is a non-issue for Myth, so DVI and
HDMI are essentially equivalent. However, most video cards have a DVI
output, and to connect to HDMI requires an adaptor.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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