[mythtv-users] OT: HDMI and DVI questions

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Wed Dec 15 14:40:46 UTC 2004


Michael J. Lynch wrote:

> As far as I can tell the receiver's DVI is DVI-I (analog and digital)
>  and since HDMI is digital only my guess is the cable connects the
> digital side of the DVI to HDMI.
> 
> If this is the case, then the monitor is what is decoding the digital
> (MPEG2?) stream is it not?  This got me thinking about how this fits
> in with Myth.

Nope, DVI is a digital transport, but its data is uncompressed frames, 
not MPEG.  If your set had a FireWire input, it's possible it could 
decode MPEG.

-Doug
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