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Ok, my TV does not have an HDMI hookup. Looking through my various PC parts, I found one of those DVI hookups that an HDMI will plug into. Assuming here that the HDMI will be the best possible picture for me, what about sound? Once I run the HDMI to the DVI hookup, wont it lose its sound?

Also, I am assuming that the DVI hookup can also do 1080i? I have always used component cables in the past on this TV, never tried the DVI hookup. Only had a PS3 for a couple days and right now I have it hooked up with the energizer component cables that are for the PS3, 360 or the wii. actually not even sure how good these cables are for video.
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DVI does not carry sound so yes you will lose sound. However, you can regain sound via the av cable.

DVI to HDMI, or HDMI to DVI does not decrease quality of the picture.
    
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DVI does not carry sound so yes you will lose sound. However, you can regain sound via the av cable.

DVI to HDMI, or HDMI to DVI does not decrease quality of the picture.


OK good, then I will go pick up an HDMI wire and get rid of all the component cables I have back there. thx!
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Yes you can use it, you'd just have to have the sound on the composite or component cables.
 
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OK good, then I will go pick up an HDMI wire and get rid of all the component cables I have back there. thx!
I recommend getting a few hdmi wires from monoprice.com, great cables for the price. You will need the component cable (just red and white) to get sounds...
Converting HDMI to Dvi will lose sound
    
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