That's what the manual says, but my 811 outputs both DVI and component at the same time.viqventeur said:If you are hooked into the DVI port, the component port is deactive. So, you would have to unplug the one while watching the the other. ...
No, both are connected to the Sony. I switch video on the TV from Video 5 to Video 7, and it's HD on both. The 811 doesn't have a clue which TV input I'm using.viqventeur said:mdonnelly, Do you have the DVI connected to your Sony and component connected to your Philips? And do you have both TVs on at the same time? I was just wondering if both hookups are used and one device is on and the other not, it just uses the port that is active. Thanks.
mdonnelly said:No, both are connected to the Sony. I switch video on the TV from Video 5 to Video 7, and it's HD on both. The 811 doesn't have a clue which TV input I'm using.
I don't use it on the other TV, because I don't know where to get DVI or component cables long enough to reach from the TV room to the bedroom.
The only reason I have two cables on one TV is because I wanted to see if there was a picture quality difference between the two, and I got a good price on a DVI cable at Sam's Club.
Actually, I've done that. Using PIP on my Sony, I was able to put up Video 5 (component) on one side of the screen, and Video 7 (DVI) on the other side, simultaneously.Carl B said:DVI cables over 5 meters go into fiber optic and are very expensive. Pacific Cable offers them if money is no object.
I alternate my Sammy DLP between DVI and component from my 811, but I have no way of knowing if I could actually produce a picture on a TV from both at the same time. That may be what the manual was trying to say.