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asked in Consumer ElectronicsHome Theater · 2 months ago

what is the advantage to having a DVD player that has an "HDMI" outlet on the back vs. the audio, video, etc plugs on the back?

what is so great about "HDMI"? what is it? why advantageous to have? can explain?


is there really much advantage to having "HDMI" capabilities on a DVD player? how depends ? why?i cannot really notice much of IF ANY difference after viewing a DVD in both players, why maybe?

6 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    For a DVD player, it's more convenience to suit the connections teh TV has, and may not make much difference as DVDs are not high definition to start with.

    The DVD video format was created for "standard definition" 525 or 625 line analog TV systems, pre HD.

    HDMI will theoretically still give fractionally better quality with DVDs, as the whole system is then digital all the way from the disc to the screen, rather than being converted to analog and back again.

    HDMI is much better with material that starts out in high definition, such as BluRay; with good source material and a good HD TV, you would see a significant difference in image sharpness and detail with HDMI compared to analog AV.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    For SD material it's the convenience of hooking it up to the TV more than anything else. "Upscaling" players fake an HD picture by blowing up the SD picture and processing it a bit to look better... but your TV can do that already. It has to convert the analog input to digital anyway.

  • 2 months ago

    With a DVD player, there isn't much of an advantage to using HDMI, 

    but the entertainment industry ("Hollywood") is very powerful 

    (they have a lot of $$$$$) and they instituted HDMI so that you and I 

    could not make direct digital copies of their precious movies.  


  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The two types of connections give similar results with no major differences unless you are using a t.v. that gets better than 1080 i 

    With an HDMI cable, your television will get digital high-definition video and audio transmission with a single wire, with a resolution until 1080p.

    With component cables (red, blue, green), it will get analog high-definition video transmission, with a resolution until 1080i.


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  • 2 months ago

    Besides better video and audio quality, it's far easier to hook up one connection than three or more.

    Plus, more and more modern flatscreen TVs do not come with analog inputs anymore.

  • 2 months ago

    HDMI is digital and can transfer ultra high definition images whereas AV is analog and can only manage medium definition..

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