[mythtv-users] HDMI or DVI

Andrew Burgess aab at cichlid.com
Wed Sep 12 16:56:40 UTC 2007

>>>> Yes it should. It's digital end-to-end, component is analogue.
>>> And? ;-)
>> digital transmission is lossless

>My PS3 looks better over component than HDMI both running at 1080p. I  
>imagine it has to do with how the display handles each of the inputs  
>and the quality of the cables used. 

Yes. And on how the PS3 generates the analog signal from 
the digital source.

>Although I am not a lawyer, I  
>would have to say the answer is, "it depends".


I was trying to answer 'why it depends'. And I think if you have
a situation where analog looks better and you figure out why
then you might be able to 'fix' it and then digital will look 
better. (or you'll uncover a new problem :-)

In your case perhaps the analog is be smoothing/fuzzing/smearing
away the compression artifacts. You could get the same result
digitally if you were on a PC and smoothing is often applied
to compressed video to hide those artifacts. 

If that's what's happening then you won't be able to fix it 
until the PS3 goes open source :-)

Just for grins, you might try hdmi and then reducing sharpness
in the TV.

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