Right on. The DVI output is for "future use" there does not seem to be any need for it yet, however the future is uncertain so if you are getting any new sets you better get one. Runco is making a killer video processor that will have the DVI input on it so if your TV set does not have the DVI input you can get this and not have to toss your set.Originally posted by chrker
At the risk of being partially incorrect again, DVI is being widely adopted by movie studios, cable and satellite providers for a very important reason. With DVI you also get HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Copyright Protection). At this time, DVI is not a recordable interface.
Most consumer electronics manufacturers recommend the use of the 1394CP (Firewire) interconnect as the interface between recordable high definition devices (D-VHS/DVD-R) while DVI/HDCP should become the standard for connection to the display device.
For example, to watch HDTV you could use DVI and go from your Set Top Box (STB) (DVI Out) to the TV (DVI In). If you want to record HDTV you should use the Firewire or component interconnect and go from your STB (Firewire or Component Out) to the recordable high definition device (Firewire or Component In). To play stuff recorded on your recordable high definition device you could use the Firewire, Component or DVI interconnects to connect the recordable high definition device to the TV.
Ainít this stuff fun?