DACs does it make that much difference?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by smallmanongn, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. smallmanongn

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    I am currently using a Sony GX3 which has 12bit 108Mhz DAC,I was looking to go to a Pioneer 420 but it is only 10bit 54Mhz.
    Would you notice that much difference in regular viewing or is the 12/108 overkill on the part of the Sony,the newer Pioneer/Panasonics are only 10/54 in comparrison to the Sony.
     
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    Looking at the figures quoted relating to the DAC is probably the most pointless thing you can do. For example a Sony GX300 has a 12 bit DAC, some Arcam models have a 10 bit DAC - does that make the Sony a better machine? Of course not - the PQ pales by comparison to the Arcam. Lots of things affect PQ - internal shielding, MPEG encoder, optimisation/design of the DAC, power supply etc etc - it is the end result that you should be interested in.

    As things stand the Sony PQ - for Playback at least - is better than the Pioneer. However when compared to, for example, a Toshiba (which has a 10bit DAC) it is equal if not bettered.
     

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