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DVI connector - how to connect to Sky Digibox?

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  1. mattsharpe

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    Hi guys - newbie here looking for some advice.

    I have just come into possesion of a Hitachi 32HDT20M Plasma, minus a tuner box. The principal connection on the TV is through a DVI lead.

    I do not have a tuner box, and want to connect this to my Sky Digibox.

    My question is - is it possible to connect a DVI lead direct to the digibox without an intermediary tuning device? Will a standard DVI lead suffice or will I need another lead?

    Anything else I should know?

    Thanks! :lease:
     
  2. Flimber

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    Not a chance :D

    You need to convert the signal to DVI. Others can advise on that.

    Mike.
     
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    thanks mike - so 'others' - how would I convert the signal to DVI?
    Cheers!
     
  4. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    If the Hitatchi is one which requires the media box to function then you are screwed anyway. It'll not work unless it's attached to it's partnering media controller/tuner. If however it's just a monitor and will work without the control box then you need a video scaler to take in analogue, de-interlace and output at a refresh rate and resolution that the plasma likes. You can do a search for scalers with DVI outputs to see what's available.

    Gordon
     
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    The HD upwards will, yes. You could of course look at alternatives...there are some on my website.....

    I also think there may be s/h units on the classifieds on this very forum...

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    Thanks Gordon. 2 questions - why would the HD upwards work but not the ultra? Also, had a look on your site - which is the equivalent product and what is the cost?
     
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    Thought the Ultra didn't have DVI output...Also you would need to check that the panel would work with 576P@50 on DVI input. The HD is a scaler and will be able to output whatever it gets are a different refresh rate and resolution and is likely to be more compatible. On my site the equivalent of sorts is the Vision DVI. Different feature set than the DVDo stuff. Usual price is £815 but tomorrow we start a summer promotion. New price gets announced tomorrow...and it's a cracker.

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