High Definition to DVI - Help

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  1. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    My friend just bought a TV which is HD Ready, but It does not have a HDMI port - I've been looking on eBay and you can buy DVI to HDMI Cables, but is it truly High Definition with a DVI slot? Will he still get the same amazing quality of picture/sound with a DVI Cable than a HDMI Cable?

    Thanks
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    HDMI is basically DVI + Audio. Some devices will supposedly limit the resolution through anything other than HDMI by using copy protection although I'm not sure if DVI is affected. If the TV is connected to a PC or Mac it will be HD. If its connected to another HD source then either component video will need to be used or a HDMI to DVI cable. It will be HD.
     
  3. wasimyaqoob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For example, if my friend purchases iTV - that has a HDMI Port on the back, however if he got a HDMI to DVI cable, im assuming it'll still be High Definition, right?
     

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