Difference Between Sdi And Dvi

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  1. RASH PATEL

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    Hi,
    I am somewhat confused as to the difference between
    these two formats, or is it the same. I have Sony HS 10 PJ which acceptsDVI signal and I understand some Pioneer DVD Players now come equipped with SDI outputs.Does this mean I can hook this type of output to HS 10 without any conversion etc???

    Look forward to hear from you experts out there,

    Thanks,

    Rash
     
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    No DVD players will come with SDI output as standard. Only way this is going to happen is if the manufacturer is not a licencsee for DVD manufacture or if they are after market modded.

    SDI is limited to 480i or 576i serial digital output.
    DVI MUST be at least 480P or greater so de-interlacing will happen inside player

    DVI is likely to appear on DVD players but such an output will have HDCP copy protection on it and will only work with a DVI (with HDCP copyprotection) equipped display device.

    I have not heard of any domestic projectors that have SDI inputs as standard. It's a braodcast thing. Obvioulsy there are plenty with DVI.

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