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HD and component

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by steve998, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. steve998

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    How much 'worse' will HD DVD's / Blu ray look on my 32PD5200E on COMPONENT than DVI? I believe that european discs and sky will provide a signal of 50hz which will not work on my 60hz DVI input.

    I am confused and annoyed with the whole 50hz / 60 hz (and have not got a clue with resolutions of 720 and 1080...etc!?)

    I just want to know how to get the best picture on a standard 32PD5200E from a (soon to be released?) HD DVD player / blu ray player.

    PS. My tv only has one set of component inputs.. How can I connect a component input for both a Sky box AND a DVD player? Can you get Component to VGA leads? are there quality issues?

    Any advice for PD5200E owners ?(not trading it in
     
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    It will be downscaled to 480p on component inside the player, you will only get 1080i and 720p over the HDMI output.
    You would be best to buy a Region 1 player and just buy US discs from play rather than the UK ones, they are cheaper and get released alot quicker too so no big problem. You may miss out on HD discs that are in Tescos bargin bins, but apart from that I can't see it being an issue.


    Will your screen accept 720 and 1080/50 on the vga input?
    If so you could get an HDMI->VGA converter and use that between your player and screen.
     
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    DVI/HDMI is no better than component.
    It was designed for the studios benefit not the end users.

    It is all about adding copy protection not getting a better quality image.
     
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    Thanks for that.

    So component is just as good as the digital connections? But the payer will still downscale for component?

    (sorry I am not v technical!)

    I have been informed from Seven Oaks (Bedfords) that my TV WONT accept USA blu ray / HD DVD signals as it 'will not accept a HDCP signal'....'your tv wont crack the copyright code' ??????????

    Is this true? I thought that if my TV could display a 60hz DVI signal then this would be enough?

    I may have to buy a region 2 DVD player (connected by HDMI to DVI) and connect a blu ray machine using COMPONENT? Thats progress! hmmm

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Ok for a start I have never seen a standard definition dvd player give a better image when upscaling to 720 or 1080 than it does when giving out a progressive image, that is on a plasma, crt based displays and dlp based displays with a native 1280x720 panel are different. You don't want to scale twice!

    You are not alone with a non HD compatible display, all the crt users are in the same boat, hundreds of plasma users and digital projector users too.
    As I said, does your screen support 720 and 1080/50 over component or vga?
    If it does just buy a box that converts HDMI to Component or VGA.
     
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    My manual says

    'With Component input (AV1, AV2 and RGB2 - Component input).

    Signal Name

    1080i/50
    1080i/60
    720p/60

    (What does this ACTUALY mean?)
     
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    It means you're fooked mate!

    You can't accept 720p/50 on any input, so Sky HD and Pal HD on any disc format is not going to work on your screen, whether you use converters or not.
     
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    :rotfl: sorry...just made me laugh out loud that
     
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    hmmmm...

    Thanks for your concise and quick response.

    Damn it!


    Err..... Not very happy now!

    Ok, next question! How much better will the new Denon 1920 be via HDMI / DVI in comparision to my Harmon Kardon DVD 22 via component progressive?

    My DVD player does not play Super Audio etc, but will I get an improved PQ?
     
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    I would put £50 on the Denon being worse!
     

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