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A Problem many will face I Fear....

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Toekiller, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Toekiller

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    With Sky HD and the new consoles appearing soon, I'm facing the dilema of connecting them all up with connections that don't exist on my viewing gear.

    I have a HS10 Sony Projector. A PC is connected via the DVI port, Sky Box via SVideo and Xbox via component. The last two over the long proprietary cable into the projector.

    So...

    I could go component for the Xbox360 and SKYBOX HD and use a switcher which would then feed the component connection on the long cable. ( Any recomendations? ) This would be the simplest and cheapest yet I would guess give the worst PQ out of my options.

    Next a DVI or HDMI switch. This suddenly gets exensive and drops me into the unknown. I could go..

    PC - DVI to HDMI Cable - HDMI SwitchBox
    XBOX360 - HDMI - HDMI SwitchBox
    SKY HD - HDMI - HDMI SwitchBox

    Then from HDMI Switch box use a HMDI to DVI cable into the HS10.

    Or use a DVI switch but would that knacker me up re being HDCP complient?

    Also is there a penalty for using HDMI to DVI?

    Regarding the HS10, I have to use PowerStrip to get a proper image to fit from the PC, what happens via DVI / HDMI from a HD Source?

    God I'm confused :p
     
  2. richard plumb

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    Well the Xbox 360 won't have digital video outputs, so component will actually be the best option you have. Although you could also go VGA on that one.
     
  3. Toekiller

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  4. AV Junky

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    The official specs from Microsoft have been quite clear on this one - component video output only. There is lots of speculation about later models being fitted with HDMI, but not confirmed yet AFAIA. Don't forget that fitting HDMI means paying a license fee for the HDCP copy protection that's needed. Since MS made the decision not to include a HD-DVD drive in the first models, the need for for the extra expense of a digital connection became less pressing. There are also lots of potential customers out there who only have component available to them.
     
  5. AML

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    Ill probably be using VGA from day one. If they offer HDMI later then ill go for that. But quality wise I doubt we will see much of an improvement over VGA or component.
     

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