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42pd5200 what dvd player with dvi?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by AGroucutt, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. AGroucutt

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    I am considering upgrading my dvd player are there any suggested that have dvi out to use with my Hitachi 52pd5200?
     
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    AFAIK, the 5200 will accept RGB scart and component as well as DVI so if your existing DVD player supports either of those you'll not need to upgrade.

    John
     
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    I currently have a Panasonic SCHT80 all-in-one at the mo and i think using component.

    Would I be better quality pic getting a new dvd player that as DVI or Progressive scan im not 100% sure what this is?
     
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    No point in going for progressive scan. As the Hitachi uses an ALIS panel it is, inherantly, an interlaced panel.

    I've done a number of tests with my 42PD5300 with an Arcam DV79 DVD playere testing with progressive switched on and off and I could tell very little, if any, difference with progressive switched on.

    In fact, my wife, who knows nothing about this sort of thing thought the non-progressive picture was better every time.

    DVI may give a better picture than component but, to be honest, component looks fantastic on my screen but I do have a quite expensive DVD player.

    HTH

    John
     
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    Hmmm I cant quiet afford your dvd player but im considering the Denon DVD1910 dvd player and Denon AVR1905 Amp any thoughts on these? Unbeatable doing combo for £398.

    ????
     
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    Never tried any Denon gear to be honest - do you have a local AV dealer who would let you borrow the gear for a home audition? - that's what I did with the DV79 and AVR300, nothing better than being able to test gear with your own setup.

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    Ok yes there is a SevenOaks shop in Wolverhampton Ill give a buzz and see if i can do that I was going to do that anyhow to see if they can do a price match on combo from unbeatable as rather get it locally and pick it up.

    Thanks for your help. :thumbsup:
     

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