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Why is it that me DVI plug in looks way better then my HDMI the HDMI looks horrible at all settings.
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Because you got a cheap HDMI cable or a crappy adapter.
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Because you got a cheap HDMI cable or a crappy adapter.
More than likely this is your problem, quality of cable determines quality of picture.
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What type of display are you using?
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i thought there were plenty of arguments about this, cheap hdmi is just as good as expensive. its a digital signal right?
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by KamuiRSX View Post
Because you got a cheap HDMI cable or a crappy adapter.
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Originally Posted by matt_s989 View Post
More than likely this is your problem, quality of cable determines quality of picture.
HDMI is digital, a 99 cent cable will perform just as well as a $150 monster cable. Its either On or Off, nothing inbetween.

I would point fingers at your display or whatever you are hooking up.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/12/08 at 8:28am
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post #7 of 11
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HDMI is digital, a 99 cent cable will perform just as well as a $150 monster cable.

Its either On or Off, nothing inbetween.


I would point fingers at your display.
Actually, there is an inbetween.... the screen could get very "blocky" looking if part of the signal is getting dropped or corrupted.
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post #8 of 11
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HDMI is digital, a 99 cent cable will perform just as well as a $150 monster cable. Its either On or Off, nothing inbetween.

I would point fingers at your display or whatever you are hooking up.
Actually this is incorrect. HDMI has standards of production and cables are certified by HDMI to rate their performance. The cheap 99 cent cable is just a basic HDMI cable that hasn't been rated and is only certified to be at HDMI 1.0 which means that it will push some HDMI signal. However, with everything in today's market using more and more bandwidth and trying to push more and more through said cable, you'll want to get any cable that is certified as HDMI 1.3a Category II. This means that the cable will push over 1080p and will actually push 2xxxP for future standards.

Now, don't ever buy a Monster cable because it's not worth it. Any HDMI cable will state on the package it's certification. If it doesnt, it means that it's 1.0. Monster cables will never have the certification on the package because in order to keep stupid people paying more money, they leave that information out to improve their "brand" name.

Personally, I buy all my HDMI cables from http://www.monoprice.com. Just make sure you get the HDMI 1.3a Category II cables and you'll never have to buy another again. This is the newest certification as well.

For more info, request a brochure from HDMI.org.
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post #9 of 11
Back to the OP...

I just got done playing around with HDMI on my htpc. I ended up going back to the vga port (not worth fighting overscan on Intel graphics). On my TV (Vizio VX32L) the hdmi input was scaled no matter what. Depending on how your TV scales it could end up in degraded image quality. With the DVI input the TV notes that the signal is likely a pc and at native resolution, so it doesn't scale it. That is how mine treats vga input.
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Back to the OP...

I just got done playing around with HDMI on my htpc. I ended up going back to the vga port (not worth fighting overscan on Intel graphics). On my TV (Vizio VX32L) the hdmi input was scaled no matter what. Depending on how your TV scales it could end up in degraded image quality. With the DVI input the TV notes that the signal is likely a pc and at native resolution, so it doesn't scale it. That is how mine treats vga input.
I had the SAME problem on my new Samsung TV and after reading the whole instruction manual I learned that I had to use HDMI slot 2 instead of 1 for PC use. I don't know why but after switching it, it worked. Also within your display settings you need to make a custom resolution to match.
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