811 Outputs DVI vs YPbPr Component (1 Viewer)

Ron2nd2nd

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Which is better? Is there a noticable difference? I currently do not have a DVI cable and was wondering if it is worth the extra money. Thanks

Ron :)
 

scott5626

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It depends on the equipment (TV) you are using. If you use a DLP or simular tv (Digital) it will improve the picture , but if you have a CRT based tv you will not really notice any change because there has to be a analog to digital conversion in the chain somewhere. DVI is not really intended on improving Picture Quality it is designed mostly for copywrite protection.
 

babakanoosh

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I have both connected to my TV, Sony 42we610, LCD rear projection, from my 811. I can flip back and forth rapidly. I can see no difference.

By the way, contrary to the 811 manual, the DVI and component outputs are simultaneously active!
 

LeeS

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Which is better? Is there a noticable difference?
For my setup, 811 > DLP projector, I have both hooked up also. With the DVI cable I see a picture that looks like the 'sharpness' is turned up. Grainy is not the word I want to use. Looks smoother with the component.

I still haven't figured out which I like better. For the SuperBowl I ended up watching with the component. But for Discovery HD Theater programming, scenery etc, I have been using the DVI.

Before the projector I had a Toshiba 65" RPTV and I didn't notice any difference between the DVI and component.

Lee
 

snathanb

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It will differ depending upon the quality and type of your TV, as well as your personal view of what a better picture is....

Buy a cable and try it out. If you don't like it, take it back.
 

Broadband Lab Rat

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DVI is preferred on DLP, LCD and Plasma

Ron2nd2nd said:
Which is better? Is there a noticable difference? I currently do not have a DVI cable and was wondering if it is worth the extra money. Thanks

Ron :)
On my Samsung HLN507W DLP, DVI delivers defintely better sharpness on native HD content.

You can find lots of 6' DVI cables on e-bay for less than $10.00 shipped. You do not need to spend big $$$ on DVI cables, especially if you don't need one over 6' long.

If your set is a native digital one (DLP, Plasma or LCD), for under $10, why not order one and experiment?

Cheers,
 

Ron2nd2nd

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Thanks for the info-Rear Projection TV

Thanks for all the responces. My TV is a Rear Projection Mitsubishi 55". I will go and get a cheap cable and try it out even though it sounds like it will not do much since it is a Rear Projection. Thanks again..

Ron
 

Rlanham

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I get a better SD picture with DVI. Don't notice any differenct on HD. I have aan Hitachi 57S700 RPTV. Component on SD is dark like the S-Video problem.
 

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