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DV88 Cable advice needed

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by X6TUS, Sep 9, 2005.

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  1. X6TUS

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    Hi all, I have an Arcam DV88 and I am about to purchase a new Panny or Pioneer Plasma.

    If I go down the Panny route the inputs I will have are 1xS-Video in, 1xComposite in, 1xD-Sub in (supports Component), and 1xHDMI in.

    I am planning to upgrade the DV88 to a DV79 next year so in the meantime I need a cable to go from the DV88 to the plasma. I have been quoted on a 3xRCA to D-Sub VGA to use with the Arcam's 3xRCA component video output, but I am wondering if that is the right choice. Would it be better to get a lead that supports RGB via the Arcam's SCART socket to the D-sub VGA input on the plasma in order to support switching and widescreen modes? Or are these modes supported with the 3xRCA outputs too?
     
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    anyone??
     
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    If no RGB via scart next best would be S video. just thought does the 88 do component out?? that would be best.
     
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    Hi,

    Given that in watching DVD's you are only going to be changing the widescreen option once on the plasma, RGB input would have limited benefits.

    You would just have to way up the options of how important is widescreen auto switching via is against the potential for a potential of a better picture on the component. Does your DV88 output a progressive picture via component? If so I would say go component. If not, go with the RGB option.

    Cheers

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    I have a DV88 playing into a Loewe Xwelos A32 LCD via Component and the picture quality is excellent. I route the sound through an ARCAM AVR.
    I don't have the Progressive Scan version of the DV88, didn't know if the couple of hundred smakers to upgrade was worth the difference in picture.
     
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    Go component to vga.. meant to be the best way if the plasma support comp over the vga socket (which I believe the panasonic panels do)
     
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    Thanks All, I have now opted to go for the progressive upgrade for the DV88. So I am using the 3RCA component output to VGA input on the Panasonic TH42-PHD8.
     
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread but how does the DV88 look with the PHD8?

    I am buying a DV88+ and a PWD8 and hope it looks OK?
     
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    Very simple. Get the Pioneer. Connect via component, and when you get the DV79 use the HDMI which looks stunning. Also note that the 436 XDE has 2 HDMI inputs for your DV79 and Sky etc.
     

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