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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Get a High-Level View of Video Interfaces

Video interfaces that will interest you the most are as follows:

  • Analog interfaces. This includes composite video; component video; Separate video (S-Video); and Red, Green, Blue (RGB).

  • Digital interfaces. This includes the Digital Visual Interface (DVI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technologies.

    Note

    DVI does not include audio channels. If you use this interface for your video, you’ll need a separate interface for the audio portion of your connections.

  • Media formats. This includes Video Home System (VHS), DVD, Blu-ray technology, and high-definition DVD (HD DVD) among others.

Analog Formats

Analog formats are in some ways a thing of the past and yet very much a part of the present. They are ...

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