HDMI - International Standard?

Mike246

Novice Member
I would appreciate some tech advice from you guys.

I have a UK Toshiba TV which is rated at 1080i and will accept 720p.

I wish to buy a Canon video camera (Model HG10) in the US while on holiday. Is this going to work with the TV or are there any frame rate/other issues?

I am an ex BBC design engineer so I know all about PAL/NTSC standards, but this one has got me beat!
 

Joe Fernand

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Hello Mike256

What you have to confirm is what Frame rate the 720p/1080i signal is running at - 50Hz/60Hz or some oddity of the Camcorder world.

Then you need to confirm your Display supports that signal format on HDMI.

Also ensure you know if the Camcorder uses a 'standard' full size HDMI Output connector or one of the Mini HDMI connectors - if its the Mini ensure you get a 'Mini to Standard' cable or adapter as they are still thin on the ground over here.

Joe
 

Mike246

Novice Member
Joe,

Thanks for that.

The Canon camera is 1080i with a 60 Hz refresh rate (US spec). I guess the nub issue is whether the scaler in the Toshiba television can work with this.
 

Joe Fernand

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If it carries the 'HD Ready' Logo it ought to!

Joe
 

Mike246

Novice Member
Joe,

You raise an interesting point and I thank you.

I checked with the HD Ready spec and as you state, 1080i at 60 Hz is included.

My Toshiba TV is HD Ready so it's a done deal. Just as a cross-check I've e-mailed the nice people at Toshiba.
 

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