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So I have a HDMI cable lying around. Will this give better image quality when hooked up between my Samsung LCD an my GTX 480?
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Nope. HDMI = DVI + audio. They are identical when comparing pure video performance.
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Nope. HDMI = DVI + audio. They are identical when comparing pure video performance.
Exactly.
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post #4 of 16
AFAIK no image quality difference. The only difference is that HDMI allows you to send audio as well.
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HDMI is more expensive, it has to be better!


actually no they are the same.
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post #7 of 16
The HDMI and DVI signals are the same. (which is why you can use a passive dongle to convert from DVI->HDMI and vice versa)

The difference is HDMI can also carry sound. (And the physical connector is a lot smaller than DVI)
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Why does Best Buy charge $40+ for some HDMI cables, just curious.
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Why does Best Buy charge $40+ for some HDMI cables, just curious.
I guess just to rip off people that's all.
 
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cretz View Post
Why does Best Buy charge $40+ for some HDMI cables, just curious.
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I guess just to rip off people that's all.
that about it....

i always find it funny when they guy selling you the TV says "the $120 HDMI Cable has better picture quality then the $20 one"

My Response "um.... you do know that it is digital... and it won't make a difference..."

dumbfounded look on guy followed by lies

LOL
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