[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

James Oltman cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 17:57:36 UTC 2007

> On 1/24/07, Jarod Wilson <lists at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 24, 2007, at 00:43, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > > I was using a single-link DVI cable to drive my Westinghouse 42"
> > > 1080p display and I was getting crazy artifacts in the upper third of
> > > the screen. I was using a 5200. I upgraded to a 6600 and had the same
> > > problem. I switched over to a dual-link and it's been great.
> >
> > Huh. I'm inclined to say that maybe not all DVI cables are created
> > equally, as someone had earlier suggested, and maybe a different
> > single-link cable would have been just as big an improvement... :)
> >
> > Seriously though, the specs for single-link do clearly indicate that
> > its got more than enough bandwidth for 1080p.
> I agree that I don't see any way in which the dual link cable would
> have specifically made a difference, I would be willing to be a better
> quality/larger gauge single link cable would have made the same
> difference. I'm assuming by "crazy artifacts" Brad meant mpeg
> pixelation due to lost data.

I know that on the Westinghouse TV/monitors, artifacts on the HDMI/DVI ports
tend to be sparkles as opposed to block artifacts.  This is something that
should be fixed with a firmware update.  I've read WAY to much on AVS Forums
about the 42" and the 47" Westies (thanks to Jarod's experiences).
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