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HDMI - Is it worth spending £300 more?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by zombie_donkey, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. zombie_donkey

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    My Optoma EZPro 737 DLP projector has a HDMI connector - but would I get a noticeably superior picture if I got a HDMI DVD player such as the new Panny player for £300?

    The pushy salesman in the Panasonic shop told me that some DVDs, such as T3 are High definition and that buying this player and connecting it to my HDTV ready projector would make my life better. Because he was a salesman I am taking this with a pinch of salt.

    I have my PJ connected to a Cambridge Audio player by SVideo and the picture is great already (better than nearly all Plasma screen pictures I have seen), so will my current set up benefit?
     
  2. pdundas

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    There is no such thing as a High Definition DVD - he is talking rubbish.

    You probably will get a small improvement in picture quality using HDMI but if your DVD player has the outputs the first thing to do would be to switch to component or RGB rather than S-Video.

    HDMI or DVI inputs tend to have slightly less "noise" in the picture but it is marginal.
     
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    t2 is a high def dvd
     
  4. pdundas

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    It's a DVD-ROM with a file on it, it is not a DVD Video which will play in a standard DVD player.
     
  5. Koing

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    CORRECT.

    You can buy HD DVD ROMS that will play in your computer. You can then output this to your plasma/ projector etc.

    Koing
     
  6. zombie_donkey

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    How powerfull does the PC have to be?

    I have a P4 HT 2.66 with 512Mb RAM

    Would I need a more powerfull machine?
     
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    That should be fine for a wm9 encoded 1280*720p high def video stream although you don't say what graphics card you have which can make a difference.
    Any doubts then download some of the samples from the MS website.
     

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