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Melensdad
11-09-2006, 10:42 PM
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Does the signal going through a digital HDMI cable contain both Audio and Video signal source code? Or is it just Video?

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jwstewar
11-10-2006, 07:50 AM
Video only. Still have to use RCA or optical link (my preference) for sound.

Melensdad
11-10-2006, 09:09 AM
I've gotten some conflicting information on this. DVI and HDMI seem to be the common connectors for HD DVD, upconverting DVD and HDTV. I know DVI is the older technology, and was used for computer monitors before migrating to HD. Now I have 2 people telling me HDMI is video only, 2 saying it is audio/video. I guess I have to ask the pimply face kids at Radio Shack? They seem to know everything!

MadReferee
11-10-2006, 09:19 AM
HDMI v1.3 connectors carry both audio and video. A lot of good information can be found on the HDMI industry web site. HDMI 1.3 is fully backward compatible with all prior releases of the HDMI spec, as well as DVI compliant devices.

HDMI Industry site (http://www.hdmi.org)

Melensdad
11-10-2006, 05:05 PM
YIKES! $79.95 for a 6' cable. :smileywac

jwstewar
11-10-2006, 05:54 PM
I'm going to have to go back and look at the manual for our TV. I swear it says that you still need to connect audio via an alternate means.:confused2:

Melensdad
11-10-2006, 06:03 PM
I'm going to have to go back and look at the manual for our TV. I swear it says that you still need to connect audio via an alternate means.:confused2:
One way or another, I will find out tonight. The new TV for the kids playroom was delivered this afternoon. I already have everything ready to connect it up to the satellite box and the VCR/DVD combo player. I have two spare optical cables at home, just in case I need them for audio. I know the big TV in the living room has an optical audio connection but the DVD player there is older and uses RBG component video cables.

Melensdad
11-10-2006, 08:07 PM
UPDATE:
The answer is Audio & Video. Even says so on the package (I picked up a Belkin brand at the office supply store on my way home). It made it a snap to connect to the TV, just 2 wires. One HDMI from the VCR/DVD player and one HDMI from the Dish Network box.