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Best way to connect a DVD Player to the 32PF9986?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by darkan9el, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. darkan9el

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    Hi all,
    Whats the best way to connect a DVD Player to the Philips 32PF9986
    Which gives; in your opinion the better picture?
    Any recommendations on AV cables?

    Possible setup:

    32PF9986 (Already got)

    Denon 1905 AV Receiver
    Denon 1910

    But open to options

    Budget is approx £300 -£600

    Best regards Lee
     
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    I reckon you should use cables. Good idea. ;)
     
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    Ooooo, harsh ! :)

    DVI to DVI cable from 1910 to 9986.
    Coax Digital cable from 1910 to 1905.

    Using DVI means the signal is digital all the way. Anything else (Component,RGB) and it has to convert from Digital to Analogue and back to Digital. Can't be good for the PQ IMHO.

    Also, you can upscale over DVI and have prog. scan. Other DVD players on a similar line to the 1910 are the Panasonic S97 and Samsung 945. Both have DVI/HDMI and the Faroudja upscaling/prog. scan chip.

    Richie.
     
  4. darkan9el

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    Very witty JimBo lol! Left myself wide open to that one; doh! :rotfl:

    Thanks for the input Richie
     
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    Leeo,
    happen you'll need to plug into the mains using leads as well LOL :thumbsup:

    xxx

    andy c!
     
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    Yo Andy C, Smart arse :nono: lol!
     
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    No you should be thanking your TV for the input... :suicide:
     
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    Turns out that the 9986 does a spanking good job of standard Progressive Scan signals from a multitude of players. But it seems that you are after a reciever as well. Would you consider an all in one system?

    I have the Denon DHT500 hooked into my 9986 and it provides an awesome picture through the Component/VGA/DVI adapter and includes a superb DVD player built into the 600W Reciever. Works a treat. I have read that the difference in PQ between this Progressive/Analogue picture and the direct Digital 720p picture is surprisingly small.

    Go for the DEnon 1910 if you want to stay Digital.

    Jimmy
     
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    Sorry if this appears a stupid question. I am awaiting delivery of a new dvd recorder (Sony RDR HX900) and wish to use the component video connection using the Component/VGA/DVI adapter that came with my 37PF9986. From what I read the DVI input is video only. As I dont have a receiver I would like the sound to come from the tv. Anyone know if this is possible?
    On another point if anyone is hesitating over buying this tv -dont. Its stunning. Im still in awe at the what it can produce. DVD through RGB must be a taste of what hidef will be like - I have never seen such clarity before. OK a few channels on Sky are crap but I tend not to watch them anyway. A few days tinkering with the settings have produced a picture that I am more than happy with. You can even see the pores and blemishes on peoples faces!!
     
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    Richard,

    Your Sony recorder will have RCA Phono Line Out connections. Simply connect these to the Audio In phonos on the TV. These provide sound for the DVI input.

    Jimmy.
     

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