[mythtv-users] Confusion about Output Cards.

Nick Ellson grimm at nickellson.com
Tue Mar 14 23:30:32 UTC 2006

Yep, my conclusion now that I have had an education in confusing terms. I 
will start looking for optical/digital cable. I only need just under 100 
feet, and for optical, that oughta be easy even with weak LEDs)

Thanks again everyone, and I will post my final system config that works.


Nick Ellson
MCSE 2000, Security+, Network+
Network Hobbyist, VFR Private Pilot.

On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, Nick wrote:

> On 14/03/06, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
>> Ok, I found my model specs:
>> The Sony Wega KDF-42WE655:
>> Inputs:
>> Front Audio/Video Inputs:  S-Video: 1, Composite: 1, Stereo Audio (RCA): 1
>> Rear Audio/Video Inputs:  Composite: 2, S-Video: 2, Component: 2, HDMI: 1
>> I guess all the newer models do have PC inputs, my does not.
> Do (m)any new TVs have DVI in addition to HDMI? I can't see the point
> if you can easily get an adapter so you can still connect DVI. I guess
> some TVs may have a regular VGA input.
>> What might I make best use of?
> I'd suggest using a DVI-HDMI cable for video, and SPDIF (possibly coax
> if you cannot get a long enough optical one) for audio to keep things
> digital. Not sure about max cable lengths though if the system is a
> considerable distance from your TV.
> Nick
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