[mythtv-users] Cable Quality component DVI HDMI ?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Dec 13 03:22:38 UTC 2006

On Dec 12, 2006, at 7:14 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:

> On 12/12/2006 11:04 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> Your source and display electronics will have more influence on the
>> quality difference between HDMI/DVI and component.
> Definitely.  So, only way to know which is better is to test both / 
> with
> your own equipment/ (and your own eyes--as much of the "better" is
> subjective rather than objective).
>>  HDMI/DVI lend
>> themselves better to longer runs though, being digital and all.
> I would disagree.  Analog will work better for long runs--but  
> primarily
> because of the committee (i.e. "design by committee") that designed
> DVI/HDMI cables to use twisted-pair wires rather than coaxial wires  
> even
> after the decision to use Serial Digital Interface (SDI) signaling
> (which was designed for coaxial cables) was made.

Unless you want to spend a lot of cash on a digital repeater (fiber  
optic repeater if you're REALLY loaded), I agree analog is better for  
long runs.

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