[mythtv-users] Which TV connector type?

Viitasaari public at viitasaari.ca
Thu Nov 16 04:11:38 UTC 2006

DVI/HDMI is the only way to go.

They are essentially the same format just different connectors as far as
video is concerned.

DVI to HDMI adapters are cheap and easy to find.


On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 13:34 +1100, Phill Edwards wrote:
> I'm probably going to buy a new telly soon. I've found that I'm
> overwhelmed by a bewildering mish-mash os specs and standards and
> options. It actually puts me off buying because I'm just in fear that
> I'm going to spend a few grand and buy the modern day T equivalent to
> Betamax. But anyway, that's just a mild rant-ette.
> When it comes to input connectors for a new telly with MythTV, is
> there anything I should be looking out for? Most of them seem to have
> HDMI inputs - will that play nice with MythTV or will I have to spend
> a packet on a new video card to connect to it? From what I've read DVI
> quality is the same as HDMI but DVI seems to be more popular on this
> list - how come? And what about VGA?
> And am I right in thinking there is no such connector type as HDCP -
> it's actually a protocol that the evil empire wants but is only
> compatible with HDMI?
> If someone could share a few brief pros & cons on the different
> options that would be great.
> Thanks,
> Phill
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