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DVD and HDMI - Advice

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by viewer, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. viewer

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    The sharp Aquos Titaniam range has HDMI input. If you also have a dvd such as the Denon 2910 or 3910 which has HDMI connectivity, do you need to have an AV receiver which also has HDMI capability or is this a stupid question.

    If your TV has HDMI or DVI input and your DVD has HDMI output would it be better to connect the DVD direct to TV or connect via an AV receiver without such connections or dosn't it matter.

    Looking at buy Sharp 32GD1E with denon DVD 2910 also have SKY+. What would be a good AV receiver to go with it that will use the benefits of DVI and HDMI connectivity ?
     
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    There is no need to go through the AV receiver to use HDMI and since receivers aren't yet generally available with HDMI switching you can't anyway!
    So, connect the DVD player directly to the display with an HDMI cable and connect an SPDIF (coaxial or optical) cable from the DVD player to the receiver to get the audio processed. If you have a very good analogue audio outputs on your DVD player (such as are available on the Arcam DV79) then you should connect analogue cables to the receiver as well, to play CDs and other high quality PCM audio with the best possible quality.

    You will still need to connect an analogue video cable from the receiver to the display to be able to use the receiver's OSD (on screen display), if all your video sources are otherwise connected directly to the display.

    If you want to run your Sky system through the receiver and preserve its highest quality RGB signal then I don't believe the Denon models will support the SCART (RGB + sync on Composite video) signals. The Arcam AVR250 and 300 positively do support this standard however.

    HTH.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    John

    Have been considering Arcam DV79, Arcam AVR300 to hook up to Sharp LC-32GD1E along with sky +.

    Is there anywhere I can get advice on the best way to set this up
     
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    Your dealer is supposed to be able to do this - that is what he is there for :)

    If he is not adequately knowledgeable we need to know in order to provide that knowledge to him for both you and other future customers.

    We obviously have a support team here too if that all fails - tel 01223 203200.

    Others on this site may also be able to provide advice.

    Sincerely,

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     

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