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Yes, I am using a dongle to connect the VGA cable.

I actually have not tried both DVI connections. That is a good point, as I only tried the "second" connection. Thanks I will try the other one now.
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I watched the departed in 720p yesterday. It was encoded in .MKV and it's quality was stunning. I don't know what your talking about Audio, but it's a great format. I've even heard that it is a better format than AVI. I even have a video comparison between 720p and SD, but it requires Photoshop to view. It's attached.
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I watched the departed in 720p yesterday. It was encoded in .MKV and it's quality was stunning. I don't know what your talking about Audio, but it's a great format. I've even heard that it is a better format than AVI. I even have a video comparison between 720p and SD, but it requires Photoshop to view. It's attached.
Sounds like a mental thing. It mgiht've been better than Standard Def. But it sure isnt' going to be anywhere near Blu Ray or HD DVD. IF even Broadcast HD.

Don't fool yourself into think those ripped and torrented files are of high quality. I guess when it's free, though, it's good. It might be okay for torrents, but it doesn't hold a candle to properly compressed Hi-definition.
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Thanks MjrTom.

Switching to the first DVI connector means I can use the digital source.

It didn't clear up the noise problem, but I'm starting to think the problem starts at the source. (excuse the matrix pun) >_>
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Thanks MjrTom.

Switching to the first DVI connector means I can use the digital source.

It didn't clear up the noise problem, but I'm starting to think the problem starts at the source. (excuse the matrix pun) >_>

Glad you managed to get it working. Sometimes the simplest things are overlooked

Yeah the noise will be attributed to the low(ish) quality of the recording.
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Sounds like a mental thing. It mgiht've been better than Standard Def. But it sure isnt' going to be anywhere near Blu Ray or HD DVD. IF even Broadcast HD.

Don't fool yourself into think those ripped and torrented files are of high quality. I guess when it's free, though, it's good. It might be okay for torrents, but it doesn't hold a candle to properly compressed Hi-definition.
First of all, did you even look at the comparison. Second of all, I borrowed my friend's X360 HD-DVD and it looks the exact same as the encoded one. I don't know where your getting your info from, but I don't notice any difference.
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