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DVD to Plasma with RGB Scart

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Glenzo, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Glenzo

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    Hi,

    I'm giving Plasma a while yet before I buy one. (For price reasons and to see where HD goes).

    Well I've a new 32" CRT connected to a new DVD Player via RGB Scart and the picture is stunning.

    Anyhow no one seems to mention connecting a DVD Player to a Plasma with Scart. It's all Component and HDMI talk, why?

    Is this not a good idea if I've got a good quality DVD Player, Scart Lead and ultimately a Plasma?

    Is Progressive Scan just a gimmick or a must for Plasma?

    I hope someone will shine some light on this grey area for me. :lease:
     
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    many people connect to Plazmas with Scarts, there not much choice when it comes to connecting Sky to it.

    However Component IS better so when using a DVD with component out why not use it?
     
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    In 2 words, progressive scan. RGB scart does not support it. It is not a must have, you need a half decent player to get anything out of it, and then of course the rgb will also be something to write home about. Scart is a horrid connector though, the sooner we are shot of it the better.
    The deinterlacer in most plasmas is pretty good, the one in the DVD player needs to outperform this before it's worth while to turn it on, I guess the 'anti scart' is mostly cos lots of plasmas are not very good at scart. XDE Pioneers are at their weakest on scart, amazing on digital. Panasonics are very 'soft' on scart, and lots of TV plasmas have only 1 RGB scart socket, which will be needed for sky.
     
  4. Glenzo

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    I know now that when I get a Plasma to ensure I connect via Component or HDMI, Thanks!!
     
  5. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    I connected my DVD player with RGB SCART when I first got mine and was very impressed with it.
     
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    It really depends on the player, the display and the cables!. My player (see below) provides a better picture with my display (ditto) via RGB scart than via component -- at least using the cables I own!
    I would recommend experimenting with different connections regardless of what you've read or heard about the advantages or disadvantages of various interfaces: trust your eyes first! (Of course, you probably won't want to invest in two or three different cables only to retire all but one after a single trial...)
     

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