So I'm kind of new to this whole HDMI thing so if anyone can help me out I would REALLY appreciate it. We just recently bought a Samsung LCD flat panel (HD ready) and we have the dish network. They came out and installed our HD cable box. When he hooked it up, in the HDMI slot he put a DVI adapter and then attached another cable that was DVI to HDMI to the HDMI slot in the TV. That sounds a bit confusing so if I can break it down: cable box (HDMI slot) -> HDMI/DVI adapter -> DVI/HDMI cable -> TV (HDMI slot) wouldn't it have been easier for him to just use a HDMI/HDMI cable? So here's what this all comes down to... I now need a longer cable to where we mounted the TV. Should I just get a longer DVI-to-HDMI cable or should I just elimitate the whole setup and just get an HDMI cable? Would it affect my picture any? Or what is the difference between the two? If anyone can help THANKS!