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HDMI to AVI quality?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
January 23, 2011 12:38:28 AM

Using an Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT card, which has an AVG output
and an AVI output.

I am currently switching cables when I use my Sansung LCD tv as a display
for movies. The TV also has an HDMI port.

I have found HDMI to AVI cables, but have read the video quality is poorer
than when using an AVG cable. The PC is about 10' from the tv.

Is this true?

Also, I have another Sansung LCD tv about 25' away and would like to use a powered
AVG splitter.

The TV manual says the optiminum display setting is 768 x 1360.

What mhz would I need in the splitter for good video thru a 25' AVG cable?

Thanks!


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January 23, 2011 12:46:38 AM

you probably mean vga and dvi, avg is a antivirus program and avi is a video file type fyi. DVI and HDMI are both better than VGA, and HDMI and DVI are the same video quality wise but HDMI is capable of also carrying the auido all on one cable your tvs display is 720p which is 1360X768
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January 23, 2011 12:59:27 AM

Ah, yeah, I always do that! Sorry.

I'm not well versed in all this, just good enuf to eventually get things going
altho often with a struggle.

So, what does 720p signify? I know what 1360x768 is.

Judging by your comment, I'd be better off getting an 18' or 25' DVI to HDMI cable
for the other tv rather than a powered AVG splitter?

Is 25' so far that signal quality will be degraded with a DVI to HDMI cable?
(or HDMI with a DVI adapter)

Thanks much!
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January 23, 2011 1:03:59 AM

yes better get the cable than the splitter, longer the cable the larger the degradation but it shouldn't be enough to notice any difference... why do you need such a long cable? someday soon they will have wireless hdmi won't that be nice
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January 23, 2011 1:04:37 AM

720p is 1280X720 or 13X7 something, it is a midrange hd resolution
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January 23, 2011 1:24:33 AM

jjb8675309 said:
yes better get the cable than the splitter, longer the cable the larger the degradation but it shouldn't be enough to notice any difference... why do you need such a long cable? someday soon they will have wireless hdmi won't that be nice


I've got my computer & the main tv in 1 room fairly close to each other, the other tv is
in a different room with my sweat machines (workout machines) - makes the time pass more quickly when I can watch a movie or old episodes of Highlander and Forever Knight
on Hulu :-)


Yeah, nice on the wireless, anything for that matter! Like an old time irascible comedian
once said in a movie, the tangle of cables in my computer (2 machines + peripherals) and
tv corner looks like a Chinese noodle factory!
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January 23, 2011 1:26:21 PM

well whatever works, have fun with your giant cable :) 
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January 23, 2011 1:33:06 PM

macxx1 said:

Is 25' so far that signal quality will be degraded with a DVI to HDMI cable?
(or HDMI with a DVI adapter)



The official recommended maximum length is 3m or 15'. Therefore, you may experience a degraded signal unless you buy a DVI signal booster.
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January 23, 2011 4:42:46 PM

I've got to have a 20' cable so will see how it looks.

If I do need a booster, is there a minimum recommended
spec of some kind, such as 300 mhz?

And what or how does that affect the signal. I know mhz
is a frequency of sorts but don't know how all that works.

Thanks for the info!
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