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Windows 7: HDMI vs Regular Audio Video cords

22 Feb 2009   #1

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HDMI vs Regular Audio Video cords

Does HDMI do the same thing ans the red yellow white cords. I have a new Surround Sound System(Samsung 1000 Watts) and idk if HDMI does the same thing as the red yellow white cord. And do HDMI cords send audio to the T.V or no?

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22 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

hello XxKOLOHExX
the cables you are talking about are composite cables (meaning the Y running video R and W running audio...)
HDMI is different in that the signal is completely digital and most of the time encrypted..
while composite cables are analog...
HDMI contains all the cabling needed for A/V with the option of using true HD sound completely digital
and as long as your TV is HDMI compatible it should display Video...
for more info you can look here
HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
for RCA A/V
RCA connector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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22 Feb 2009   #3

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thank you so much for the info
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