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KelvinHT

Active Member
Hi there,

got myself into a bit of a mind bender, I have a Pioneer pdp434HDE plasma, I'm looking to upgrade my DVD player from a Pioneer 454 M/R.

Do I go HDMI or YUV ?

thanks for the help in advance.
 

Dutch

Well-known Member
Hi Kelvin,

You haven't specified a budget, but if you like Pioneers, the choice for an HDMI output player to go with your HDMI capable plasma is either the 668 or 868. If you're not bothered about the scaling capabilities and iLink of the 868, I'd save yourself £300+ and get a 668. Hope this helps.

Steve
 

KelvinHT

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thanks for the reply, I have been thinking of the 868.
 
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bobbypunk

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the dv668 is really good choice no matter which connection i haven't tried hdmi yet but component is amazing.
 

KelvinHT

Active Member
Solved the problem & bought a 868i......... all I can say is WOW! 1080i :D
 

samhain

Well-known Member
You get 1080i from your DVD player ?
 

ResB

Novice Member
Originally posted by KelvinHT
Solved the problem & bought a 868i......... all I can say is WOW! 1080i :D
KelvinHT - Where did you get the 868AVi from in the end. I searched high and low for somewhere with it in stock. I finally found one at www.creative-audio.co.uk for £799.

Also where did you get the HDMI cable from out of interest. :)
 

KelvinHT

Active Member
Samhain, up the Pioneer 868i can upscale to 1080i

ResB, I got mine @ Sevenoaks Hifi, paid full wack for a multi req. £1000
 

KelvinHT

Active Member
Miss a bit, the HDMI Cable came from Sevenoaks Hifi (Maidstone, Kent)
 

Jack the lad

Novice Member
Originally posted by KelvinHT
Solved the problem & bought a 868i......... all I can say is WOW! 1080i :D
I was toying with the Arcam 79 or the Pioneer (like the upscale bit).

Have you tried both upscale settings?

How do you think the HDMI works out compared to Component?

Sorry for the questions :)
 

KelvinHT

Active Member
Jack, I jumped from rgb scart to HDMI, havent tried YUV connections.

BK, I'll try 720p
 

Costas

Active Member
You will find a lot of other relevant threads on this if you search this forum... connecting the 868 through HDMI to 434/504 HDE, the best results are with the 720 x 480/576p setting!
 

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