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HDMI or DVI to Component Adaptor

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Fordy, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Fordy

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    I've got a Toshiba ET-1 and I'd like to get an upscaling DVD player to take advantage of the HI-Def capabilities. Since most upscaling player support upscaling through HDMi or DVi is there an adaptor out there that will allow me to connect an HDMi/DVi dvd player to my component in on the ET-1?

    Or suggest something else please :smashin:
     
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    actually I think upscaling through component is more common....
    plus I personally have not seen any DVI/HDMi to component adaptors......scalers yes (someone correct me if i'm wrong)

    have a look at the new Tosh DVD player (if ure on a budget) - or the Denon 2910/3910 if you are not....
     
  3. Fordy

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    As far as I can tell, using here and AVSForum, the only player the upscales thru component is the Momitsu V880. unfortunately its only available from the netherlands and I'd like something a little more close to home in case it doesn't work and I have to take it back.
     
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    really....that would be very suprising.
    i'll do some digging.
     
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    hmmm - you may be right
    shame - because I was in the market for one....
     
  6. Fordy

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    Damn, i thought you were on to something then...

    The momitsu has got a good rep, but if the scaling doesnt work thru component (they say it does, but i would if i was trying to sell it), I'd like a fallback position with an adaptor.
     
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    dont worry - i'm still looking
    for a moment I thought the KISS player might do it......but not much info out there on it....

    any luck with Yamaha or Arcam...?
     
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    nope, nada
     
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    i'm still drawing a blank...... :confused:

    oh well - you could always buy a cheap HTPC - it will still be streets ahead of a DVD player.... :thumbsup:
     
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    im just looking for a cheap stop gap until the real thing happens next year(?). Looks like i'll have to chance the momitsu.
     
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    Hello,

    Have a look at the LG DVXH9900. I bought one yesterday by "accident" whilst shopping in Comet (£99). Not a bad price for what it says it can do. I have not had a chance to try it out yet and I will be using the HDMI connection to my TV but just looking a my manual it says the following:

    Component out resolutions:

    PAL 1920x1080i, 1280x720p, 720x576p, 720x576i
    NTSC 1920x1080i, 1280x720p, 720x480p, 720x480i


    There are some important notes though:

    For 720p and 1080i resolution on the component video out, only non-copyright discs can be played back. If it is copy protected you will only get 576p(PAL) or 480p(NTSC).


    Hope this helps, I will let you know how I get on.

    Woolf
     
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    so that means any legitimate disc R1 or R2 will only playback in its native resolution?

    Which means its promoting piracy by forcing us to buy pirate dvds to take advantage of the upscaling?

    Thats how i read it.

    Find a multiregion hack and check it out please.
     
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    There are a few discs that are not copyprotected but not many. It's against the DVD forum license to make DVD players that can output upscaled component from copyprotected discs. Those who do it are usually manufacturers from China who don;t bother paying licences for much anyway.....

    G
     
  14. Fordy

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    Is there a way round it?

    I'd like to sort something out before Episode 3 comes out on DVD
     
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    As with most LG models the multi region hack for the Aiwa 370 does work on this player and I have already set it to 0. Not sure whether this would make any difference to copy protection? Unfortunately I don't have a component cable to try at the moment.
     
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    rig it up with 3 phono leads, i did it with my ET-1 when i first got it, worked a treat.

    It'll do fine for this purpose.

    And check it for RCE while you're at it if you dont mind. (spider-man/Spider-man 2 if you got em)

    Cheers
     
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    Morning,

    I did try out the component connection and it would not allow me to select the higher output resolutions. So I am afraid it does what it says on the tin - high resolutions only on HDMI for copy protected DVDs.

    Unfortunately I don't have a DVD to try RCE. I will get one from Blockbuster and let you know how I get on.

    Woolf
     

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