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dvd dvi hdmi question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by advice-needed, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. advice-needed

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    i have jsut got a sharp LC26GA4E which has a dvi connection

    is this any good to use with a dvd player

    what should i look for in a dvd player to get the most from this tv?

    i was going to buy a dvd hd but am now looking to buy seperate systems so a quality dvd player is needed

    thanks in advance i know how helpfull everyone here is
     
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    Depends if the conection is HDCP or not. With DVi and HDMI, HDCP is necesary to use with most DVD player but not all.

    To check see if its HDCP or not, just turn it arround and check at the DVi conector to see if it says anything. If not then its a PC conection not really designed for a DVD player.
     
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    got a reply from sharp who said the dvi port does have hdcp

    so can anyone tell me waht i should get up to say £350.00 as a good dvd player i can connect using the dvi as i belive this would give me thebest results yes no

    any other advice more than welcome

    :lease:
     
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    Cheap DVI-equipped players like the Samsing HD945, Momotsu V800, Yamakawa 365 are in that price range, up to £250 or thereabouts. Above that, I think you have to go quite a bit higher than £350 before you get HDMI-equipped machines.

    BTW, these 'cheap' machines produce pretty good quality images, their build quality though leaves something to be desired if my V800 is anything to go by.
     
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    The Samsung HD945 (£180) you mention claims to be HDMI enabled. The HD745 is the DVI player.
     
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    Being a Denon fan you could look at the DVD-1910 which offers upconverted output via DVI.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Yeah but the problem he has is that he has bought a display that does not have HDCP so he will not be able to upconvert to 720p or 1080i.

    When you say you just bought the Sharp panel, when exactly??
     
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    i bought it a few weeks ago e-mailed sharp direct and they said the model did have hdcp!
     
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    Sorry just re read you earlier post and see you said it did have, for some reason I read it as didn't, don't know why?

    If that is the case then I would definitely consider trying to get a demo of the Denon Lee mentioned as a starting point, should give you a very nice picture.
     
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    I thought I read above that he asked Sharp and they confirmed it to be HDCP compliant :confused:

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    :oops: .. forgot that.
     

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