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We got a new 32in 1080i LCD TV, Good for gaming, I have a HDMI - DVI into a DVI - HDMI i'm wondering if I'm losing any quality by doing this? And am I also wondering, I know that 1080i is better then 720p for quality, but should i play at 1080I or 720P for gaming? (Stupid Question Probably)
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post #2 of 17
You would never notice the difference between having that hdmi-dvi connector or whatever it is you used.


I guess you should pick the resolution depending on what your comp can handle, which you should able to adjust with your comp.
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It's for my PS3, Hence the Playstation Section
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720p
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post #5 of 17
dvi is the same thing as hdmi just put into a nicer form. Using two adapters, like any connection loses a tiny bit of signal strength, but it shouldn't be anything amount that matters. Also I like 720p that truly matches a tv's resolution more then a fake 1080i thrown in for advertising.
post #6 of 17
digital > digital > digital

There shouldn't be any differences in quality unless the cables are damaged.

And personally, I game at 720p because the TV and monitor I game on have noticeable jaggies on 1080i
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One answer... No. But you are losing your capability stream audio through HDMI. And don't be fooled by expensive cables that promises to deliver better picture. It doesn't make an once of difference. DIGITAL is DIGITAL, meaning there is no signal loss or interference, unlike analog signals. Good luck.
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BTW... There is no 1080i LCD screen, only 720p or 1080p. The inherent nature of how LCD screens work means that interlace signals gets converted to either signals. 1080i is only possible with CRT technology. Companies will say 1080i, but it is simply not possible with flat screens. You will see a difference however between conversion of 1080i to 720p vs. 1080i to 1080p. Hope it helps too.
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Originally Posted by f4tqu4ck View Post
dvi is the same thing as hdmi just put into a nicer form. Using two adapters, like any connection loses a tiny bit of signal strength, but it shouldn't be anything amount that matters. Also I like 720p that truly matches a tv's resolution more then a fake 1080i thrown in for advertising.
I don't think so...

First of all, DVI is not a nicer form of HDMI, only an outdated one. HDMI actually carries more bandwidth than it's counterpart DVI, which is why it can carry both high def video as well as high def audio through the same line.

And there is no loss of signal strength what so ever. That's like saying your HD run slower because you are using inferior SATA cables. C'mon people. Think about it. DIGITAL means you can't degrade picture quality since there is no signal loss. You can either have NO picture or GOOD picture, one of the two.
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720p is better then 1080i btw.
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