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Component or HDMI for pc ?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by stanbush, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. stanbush

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    Recently built a ssf pc with a 7800gt as the graphics card. Am getting a HD television soon and wondered the best way to connect it. The card is an XFX one and comes supplied with a component out cable but was also looking at a DVI to HDMI adaptor . Was wondering what would be the best method as i am a bit new to this HD game cheers.
     
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    DVI to HDMI would be the best connection. Whilst component is v. good, it is still analogue, and a digital connection will give you a clearer, sharper picture.
     
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    stanbush

    Keep in mind Component (YUV) and HDMI (YUV or RGB) are both Video interconnects/standards and usually limited to Outputting/Inputting a signal in a Video Format (1080i, 720P, 576P, 480P etc).

    If your looking at an HDTV to use with your PC you may find your better off using the DVI Output of your Graphics Card set to a PC resolution as a lot of HDTV's are still using PC based pixel arrays such as 1024x768 or 1366x768.

    The all Digital DVI (RGB) and HDMI (YUV or RGB) connection will generally produce a sharper looking image than the Analogue YUV signal - though some folk actually prefer the Analogue 'look'.

    Best to experiment a bit once you have your HDTV.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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