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I ordered a new HDTV & upgraded to a HD DirecTV with Tivo & an upconvert DVD player. The TV has 1 HDMI input & 2 component inputs. I have all the sound running through a surroundsound system, so I don't care that the HDMI also includes sound. For pure picture quality reasons, am I better off using the HDMI for the DVD player or the DirecTV box?

I'm leaning towards using the HDMI cable that came with the Tivo on the DVD player, then buying some medium-priced component cables to use with the Tivo.

Thanks!
 

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I would be driven by how much I used the source -- and use the HDMI on the one I used most.

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I would personally prefer to save my single HDMI input for the item that takes the most advantage of it, and that would be the HDTV tuner. The programming on that is broadcast at true HiDef resolution.

OTOH your upconverting player is taking existing 480i programming, and processing it so that it appears to be 1080i. However, your existing HDTV is also capable of doing the same thing internally.
 

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RonDawg said:
I would personally prefer to save my single HDMI input for the item that takes the most advantage of it, and that would be the HDTV tuner. The programming on that is broadcast at true HiDef resolution.
That's a good point. I was thinking the DVD because I wanted movies to look their best & most of DirecTV is not in HD. The TV gets delivered tomorrow morning, so it looks like I'll just play around with it a lot & see what I like.

Thanks for the suggestion on the switchbox, though it's definitely costly.
 
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