[mythtv-users] HDMI or DVI

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 08:49:45 UTC 2007

On 9/11/07, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just bought a Optoma HD80 1080p projector.  Right now i am using component
> out on my nvidia card.
> I am curious if going to DVI/HDMI will give me better picture quality.
> Anyone know?
> Also,  which will be easier to configure/setup.  Basically will xorg
> configure a hdmi display device and configure it as a regular computer
> monitor or will i need modelines/tv out settings?  I assume DVI would just
> click and be working.  Right?
> Also for future growth with HD-DVD/Blue-Ray players can i use a HDMI->DVI
> adapter (and get full res)?  I dont want to have to buy 2 cables.
> I know that the signaling with HDMI and DVI is the same I am just worried
> about the setup signaling with HD-DVD/BD and Nvidia DVI cards.
> Hope this makes sense...
> thanks,
> Mitchell

don't know about 'better' or anything about component hookups.... but...
I have 2 different boxes... both use a DVI->HDMI cable and connect up
to a HDTV. I don't use anything special in the xorg.conf file. I just run the
nvidia binary drivers from livna and configure my boxes for dual head
configurations. Screen 1 is my desktop monitor and Screen 2 is the
HDTV.  Playback looks fine on the HDTV monitor using normal xorg.conf


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