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42PD5300 questions

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by TobyS, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. TobyS

    TobyS
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    Can someone please explain to me why my shiny new 5300 is not hi-def whereas the 5200 is? I know the media box occupies the DVI input of the panel, but the box itself has a VGA input. Can't this VGA input accept a 1080i signal? Also, could I use a DVI switch to connect the media box and another DVI device such as a hi-def DVD player to the panel at the same time.

    My goal is to buy an AVeL LinkPlayer to watch WM9 hi-def DVDs, which as I understand it outputs hi-def on its D4 connector (D4 > component). Is there a product available that can take a *YUV component signal and output it to VGA or DVI? And if so, would this setup be a viable option for me?

    Apologies if I'm being a complete muppet, but you never know until you ask.

    Thanks in advance

    Toby

    *I think the D4 > Component cable is YUV but it could be RGB.
     
  2. johndon

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    You can send a 1920*1080 resolution signal from a PC to the VGA port on th tuner box. I've tried it with my PC and a few HD video clips and it looks stunning.

    As far as I know, the panel will not acept a signal direct to the DVI port, only the media box can be connected via the DVI port.

    HTH

    John
     

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