HDMI question

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by over9five, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I was moving my tv to change the entertainment center, and I'm now wondering....

    I have:

    1. Cable going into my cable box from the street.

    2. Cable and HDMI going from the cable box to the tv.

    Do I need the cable from the box to the tv? Or just the HDMI?
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Should be just the HDMI. Most tvs have a input selection in the menus somewhere or others automatically choose the input that provides the best picture. Also make sure you choose, if its not automatic, the highest resolution, either 1080i or 1080p.
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    What Cach said. You just need the HDMI.
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Thanks Cach. When I put it back together tomorrow, I'll leave the cable off. And I'll go thru the settings.
  5. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    hdmi should be the only cable you need between the cable box and tv. Disclaimer: We just dealt with this about a week ago, and it worked that way here in oc, so cal... using cox cable. Your mileage may vary.
  6. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker Trucking is I

    What they said, unless you use the picture n picture feature on your set, then you may need the coax for the second tuner.
  7. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    All back together. Works just fine without the other cable. Thanks everyone!
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I wish they still had that feature but I haven`t seen a flatscreen with it yet. I sure do miss it though.
  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I have A Panosonic. I never use the feature (it splits the TV into 2 screens). To be honest, don't really know how to work it well. Besides, it's just too irrating for me.

    Over, you can use that HDMI port for a laptop or pc, too.
    Like watching netfix movies, or youtube vids, etc.