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Output HDMI DVD Player To LCD Monitor?

Postby Ian on Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:36 pm

I'm fairly certain this will work, but I wanted to throw this idea out there to make sure I'm not forgetting something.

In any case, I have a new DVD player that has an HDMI output. Unfortunately, none of the TV's in the house support anything better than S-Video. If I wanted to test the player's upconverting capabilities, I could use an HDMI to DVI cable and hook it up to an LCD monitor, correct? I just want to see how the upconverting looks and at this point, I don't want to invest in a new TV. :P

Thanks in advance.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:24 pm

in your situation the hdmi to dvi cable would be the best possible picture

unfortunetly that will be very expensive for a good quality cable

$150ish for monster cable at best buy

but i bought one and i know they are with discount like $75
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:25 pm

Newegg has em for $25-$30.
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:49 pm

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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:10 pm

S-Video is still analog.
So I'm not sure how much benefit there wil be in converting a digital output from the player to analog S-Video input to the TV
as compared to player S-Video out to TV in S-Video.

All you would be doing is changing the location of the conversion.

What am I missing here?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:14 pm

hes not going into his tv, hes going into his pc monitor which is running dvi

but the dvd player has hdmi, so he will be trying hdmi to dvi and see how it looks
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:52 pm

OK, that is what I did miss, he is not going to his TV.

I guess that I still don't see what the comparison is against.

Playing the DVD in DVD-ROM and feeding the monitor with an analog cable?

Comparing that against the DVD player and the HDMI/DVI cable?
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:20 pm

curiousty i guess

just to see the difference
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:43 pm

Yeah, I just want to see if upconverting makes a difference.
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