Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by paulk, Nov 18, 2004.
Are these out yet and has anyone got one, whats your thoughts ?.
I don't own one, but I used one for a bit.
It's got damn good picture quality and plays just about everything you ask of it. I'll probably wait until I get an amp with HDMI loop through (like the matching SA-XR70) as I would prefer to use the HDMI output for DVD-Audio aswell as using it for upscaled video output to my high res projector.
Hi yes I have one it's a very good player, although there is a problem with "macroblocking" the same problem that is affecting the Denon 1919 & 2910
Ps. I am using DVI to Infocus 7205 projector
I'm seriously considering this player, is it good via prog scan aswell? And what is the pic quality like via DVI (compared to non DVI ) to your pj?
Hi Lil the component output is top notch, but once you have seen DVI there is no going back, simply AWSOME!
if we talking about the same player when did it get a DVI output. i thought it was just HDMI out. according to this there is no DVI out http://www.avland.co.uk/panasonic/dvds97/dvd-s97.htm
Hdmi and Dvi (with some restricitions) are mutually compatible.
Ie. HDMI - DVI lead, or DVI - HDMI.
hence the S97 doesn't have a DVI output but people can connect the HDMI output to a DVI input (with restrictions).
I use a hdmi male to dvi female adaptor then feed through dvi cable to the dvi-m input on the 7205 this just strips the video out of the combined a/v hdmi coming out of the s97
yes i get the whole deal of HDMI - DVi but was getting confused with quotes saying picture through dvi is excellent. to me this is stating what the picture is like from the output machine and not the input machine. all cleared up now so no harm done
On the pictorial of the back of the S97 on the AVLand website it shows a DVi output AND aq HDMI output? You figure.
i think if you looked properly is says DVI with output = 0 underneath. were as HDMI has a one underneath. you figure
Oops, didn't see the 0
So is you connection like this:
Panny S97 HDMI o/p -> HDMI to DVI adapter -> DVI/DVI cable -> M1-DA adapter into M1-DA socket on projector?
Could I ask, which/where/price for the adapters , incl. the M1-DA ?
Would a direct HDMI-DVI cable not have been better? I'm thinking alng the lines of less adapters to interfere with signal?
(I know you have to use a DVI toM1-DA adapter at the pj end)
I'm asking as I have a MT8 and am looking into getting a S97.
One last question: Is yours Multi-region ? (again price/where would be helpful).
Yes this is how my cables connect.
I imported (at great expense the 2 adapters) form the US as at the time I could not obtain them in the uk!
But now if you go to this page you will find what you need at a fraction of the cost
But as you say a hdmi to dvi cable would be better and just one DV-M adapter
keep your cable no longer than 7 meters
This the link for S97 MR
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