I finally purchased a nice Samsung LCD (LN52A650) . I have had HD cable with brighthouse for a few years using my older SONY digital tv. The question I have is: the pace HD box has no HDMI output. It only has a DVI output. Can I use this DVI out (PACE box) to my new Samsung HDMI IN using a cable that has the conversion connectors ?. Is it the same as HDMI to HDMI or will there be some loss. I noticed on the Brighthouse website they had DVD recorder boxes that do have the HDMI out.
The DVI plug would go from your box to the end of the tv with HDMI. There is one issue you have to resolve however and thats get audio from a source.
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Because HDMI video signals and DVI signals are directly compatible, there should be little to no video quality loss if you wind up using a DVI-to-HDMI cable adaptor. Like hockeycanuckjc pointed out, however, DVI cables only support video signals - you’ll need to find another way to get an audio signal to your TV or home theater receiver.
If you want to avoid the hassle of multiple cables – or want the one of the newer DVD recorder boxes – you may want to give Brighthouse a call for more information. You never know, they may even offer a replacement HD cable box available that features an HDMI output!
Hope this helps you out!
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