[mythtv-users] Cable Quality component DVI HDMI ?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 13:07:20 UTC 2006

On 12/12/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> 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.

generally, digital does better over long distances, I guess in this
case, not necessarily.

> See also http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/34579/122868.html
> especially the part under the heading "The Role of Cable and Connection
> Quality".

the same can be said for Optical vs Coax for SPDIF as well.

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