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Old 01-18-07, 08:29 PM   #13
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Contrary to what my friend Toxi says, I would have to say HDMI all the way. I work with these cables every day at work. And test them on various displays. True enough the difference in quality varies from display to display. But on many if not most displays the difference is noticeable IMO.

Richer color, sharper picture...that sort of thing. Of course this is coming from a guy that will allows insist that there is a distinct difference in quality between VGA and DVI.
I see the difference between DVI and VGA too. On my old 172x it was like night and day.
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Old 01-19-07, 02:53 PM   #14
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Analog cables have problems with noise at high frequencies (zones of the image with a lot of changes). Means that you lose sharpness, less accurate color values, ... and all sort of analog artifacts like ghosting, flickering, ... you need very HQ cables for analog.

If you want pixel perfect quality, HDMI.
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Old 01-19-07, 03:37 PM   #15
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Digital is the way to go for sure (so HDMI).
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Old 01-19-07, 04:02 PM   #16
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Analog outputs, such as component, do not support HDCP (High Definition Content Protection). Future (or perhaps even current) high definition content may end up degrading the output signal over analog, or even disabling it altogether. This might apply more to hd-dvd or blu-ray than cable boxes however. But I thought it was worth mentioning.
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Old 01-19-07, 04:47 PM   #17
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Tiki, VGA to DVI is like night and day (on a pc monitor). As far as component vs HDMI, I just think that unless you got like 40-50''+ TV, you probably won't notice the difference. Not to mention, like you said you work on the cables every day, so you are much more likely to see the difference than your average user. At the same time, I'm not saying component is better.... HDMI all the way. It's just I wouldn't exactly dread not having an HDMI, but thats my opinion.
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Tiki, VGA to DVI is like night and day (on a pc monitor). As far as component vs HDMI, I just think that unless you got like 40-50''+ TV, you probably won't notice the difference. Not to mention, like you said you work on the cables every day, so you are much more likely to see the difference than your average user. At the same time, I'm not saying component is better.... HDMI all the way. It's just I wouldn't exactly dread not having an HDMI, but thats my opinion.
I agree.
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Old 01-19-07, 05:20 PM   #19
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Like I posted in another thread, check out Home Depot for about $34 bucks (6footer) well built cables.

Don't every buy from BB or the likes. Funny compUSA/RadioShack and every Circuit City all sell cheap (price) HDMI cables on their web sites only. The catch you can't get them in store.

Best Buy... lol

we have a pretty big mark-up on hdmi cables I believe...

a BB brand "RocketFish" HDMI cable we sell for $100 ....... employee discount = $15-$20... lmao .... I don't have a HDMI capable tv, but I feel like buying some just because of the discount... lol
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Old 01-19-07, 05:46 PM   #20
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Buy 'em with your discount and sell them on eBay. Even if you only get $40 for one, you're still getting twice your money back.
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Tiki, VGA to DVI is like night and day (on a pc monitor). As far as component vs HDMI, I just think that unless you got like 40-50''+ TV, you probably won't notice the difference. Not to mention, like you said you work on the cables every day, so you are much more likely to see the difference than your average user. At the same time, I'm not saying component is better.... HDMI all the way. It's just I wouldn't exactly dread not having an HDMI, but thats my opinion.
57" TV... so hopefully i'll see the difference.
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