26 LCD Connection Help

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  1. gilesme

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    Dear All,

    Looking at getting either a Panasonic or Sony DVD/HDD combo.

    I have a Loewe Xelos A26.

    The Loewe has an HDMI input, however as mine is a few years old now, I understand that I would need to connect audio up via phono leads.

    Question therefore - would HDMI + phono be the best way of connecting, or go good quality Scart instead ?

    Any advice gratefully received !

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    HDMI is a digital audio and video link standard... if you were to connect by that , you would not require phono connections.

    That said ... the HDMI standard is a fluid standard ... and the last I heard was in its third incarnation... so It is slightly possible that you may have issues if your device is old.

    However ... it is very much beholden on the manufacturer to help you out if you do.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response.

    To clarify- on the early Loewe Xeloses, HDMI carried video only.

    So, given it's a 26" screen, would I be better HDMI+Phono or scart, or component ?

    Or, would there not be much of a difference, given the small screen size ?
     
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    Are you 100% certain of that? I've never heard of a video only system . HDMI was conceived from the start as Video and audio. Is it possible you are confusing with a DVI connection? ... which is video only??

    If HDMI is a non-goer... then component usually offers good quality ... and progressive scanning ... if there is support for it.

    HDMI really has no place in SD television. It's potential will only be realised with HDTV.
     
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    some TV's did indeed only allow video from their HDMI inputs, the same reason some AV amps only use HDMI video switching, its to save costs...

    I wouldnt worry what you use to carry the sound, phono or Scart will be the same for speakers of the quality in a TV...
     
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    Many thanks - so I wasn't imagining it !!

    Thanks for the advice (although the sound quality of the Xelos is pretty good !).

    As far as picture quality, would upscaled via hdmi be massively different on a 26" screen compared to scart ?
     
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    the screen scales anyhow to its native resolution.....the only reason to use HDMI/DVI instead of Scart is if the set has a cheap and crap Scart input.....
     
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    Excellent - many thanks for the advice.

    I think a decent scart lead will be the way to go (and less spaghetti to wire up!).
     

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