Sony Bravia and HDMI connection questions

mattw2usMarch 15, 2010

I just bought a Sony Bravia 46" LCD TV 1080, 120hz. I connected the hd cable box to the TV with an HDMI cable and I will soon get another to connect my DVD to the TV. My question is do I need to continue using the old cables (3 video and 2 audio) or does the HDMI cable replace those? Also are there any recomendations to get the best picture possible on an expensive TV like this one? Thanks all!

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heimert

HDMI replaces the component (R, B, G) and audio (R, W) cables -- it carries audio and video and provides the best quality connection between the components and the tv.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2010 at 11:32PM
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mattw2us

Will the picture improve if I unplug the (RBG) (RW) cables?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 8:45AM
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drewguy

You don't need them both and it's possible that having them both connected will "confuse" the TV--it won't know which feed to use for a given input.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 3:16PM
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cheerful1_gw

I have a Sony Bravia 32". I originally had the component connections, then went to a HDMI/DVI connection. While the picture is slightly better, I have intermittent taping problems (HDMI copy protection comes up on screen). I also get volume problems. I'm going back to the components and see if the problem corrects itself.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2010 at 9:21AM
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steve340

If at all possible, use the component connections. HDMI has many problems with intermittent loss of video and audio.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2010 at 10:43PM
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