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Arcam DV79 HDMI - Will it work with Panasonic Plasma with DVI board?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by DWyness, Jul 20, 2004.

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  1. DWyness

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    Hello

    I have a Panasonic TH42PWD5 with the optional DVI Terminal Board.

    I am considering getting the Arcam DV79 DVD Player.

    Does anyone know if the HDMI output of the Arcam (with suitable HDMI to DVI cable if such a thing exists?) would work connected to the DVI input of the plasma.

    The terminal board manual says it accepts 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 at 60Hz, yet the panel is actually 852x480. Help!

    Is it worth doing or should I stick to using the Arcam's component outputs?

    What are the technical implications of converting HDMI to DVI? How compatible are they?

    Any advice appreciated.

    Dan
     
  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    I think you would get a better response to this in the plasma forum.

    I don't have experience of the D5 DVI board. It needs to be HDCP compatable for a start though. Also HDMI of 480P and above to a DVI input is not a problem....hdmi is basically DVI....you can read a little resume of them on my website in the articles section.

    Gordon
     
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    It will work, provided the plasma accepts 720x576p/50Hz (for PAL discs) and 720x480p/60Hz (for NTSC discs). As Gordon says, it must also support HDCP content protection.
    You cab get HDMI-DVI cables, and when plugged into a DVI display the DVD player automatically goes into DVI mode.
    I hope this helps
     
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    I have the Panasonic 6UY ED plasma with the DVI board. My DV79 works flawlessly with it. I definitely recommend the all-digital signal path.
     

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