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Choice of RGB/YUV converter

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Jeff D, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Jeff D

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    I need to purchase an RGB/YUV (component) converter to connect my Sky+ box to my 42PMA400E plasma screen via my Denon AVR 3803 amp. I'm using S video at the moment which is not optimising picture quality.
    The JS converter looks the best but it is priced at £145. I've also seen one from Letropacks for half the price (£75).
    Does any body know if I am going to get noticeably better results from the JS converter? I don't want to 'spoil the ship for a haporth of tar' but I've already spent a fortune!
     
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    Doesn't the 3803 convert svideo up to component when ran through the amp ?
     
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    Yes, the AV3803 does up convert the S video input to component output but I was advised on an earlier thread that this would not improve the original signal quality. Conversion of the RGB signal from the Sky+ box would therefore be better.

    I've seen that quite a few people with this amp still use a converter to connect their Sky+ so I guess it's true.
     
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    Dead right.

    The JS Tech box is the best by far and worth the extra.

    Do you have a VGA input on your plasma? He also does a RGB/VGA converter which is a bit cheaper and also does a storming job.
     
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    Thanks phillipb

    The Hitachi does have a VGA input but I won't be able to switch this through the amp.

    So I think I'll bite the bullet and go for the JS RGB/component converter.
     
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    You're right but for other reasons. The rgb-vga unit doesn't work with the PMA400 cos of basic incomatibility in the horizontal synchronization frequency. It's an area where Hitachi chose to cut costs, but one that you can get around. The difference in cost between a rgb-vga and rgb-yuv is an order of magnitude less than a fuji hha10 plasma instead, so be grateful really.
     

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