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Help me to be impressed!

Discussion in 'TVs' started by BandofBrothers, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. BandofBrothers

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    HI guys, my "Samsung SP50L6HX" will be here in 3-4 weeks, and I want to get everything ready in preperation for it arriving (dvd player, cables that I will need for max quality etc)

    Okay, my current dvd player is a cheapo £18 CELLO thing :suicide: which I am not sure is worth keeping considering Im moving from a 28" JVC telly to a 50" HDTV. (its okay on the 28" but I feel the quality may suffer on the bigger screen)

    Okay some questions:

    1) Which dvd player would u recommend? Can I plug it straight into my TV via composite, or will I need a converter?

    (I intend on getting the xbox 360 and plugging it in via composite, and Im not sure if my TV has more than 1 set of composite inputs, so I may have to plug the dvd player in via HDMI-->DVI converter?)

    2) What cables am I likely gonna need to buy?

    3) Any other general info\help you can give would be great.


    I DONT WANT TO GET THIS SCREEN AND BE LIKE " :rolleyes: " @ THE QUALITY BECAUSE OF CRAPPY CABLES, OR CRAPPY HARDWARE ETC

    Many thanks for any help!
     
  2. AndoverRed

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    BoB,

    Do NOT use the composite input (on any screen) unless absolutely necessary. It is the weakest link.

    Here's some advice.

    1. Buy a DVD player with a HDMI output. Samsung do one for £150 or so.
    2. Plug the Xbox360 into the component input.
    3. Buy a component cable from Mark Grant (check the cable forum).

    What other kit do you have or intend to buy?

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  3. BandofBrothers

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    oops sorry yeah I meant COMPONENT (I always get the 2 muddled up) :oops:

    Thanks for the info :thumbsup:

    Edit: basically I will have the following connected to the TV:

    1) FREEVIEW-->I may need to buy a better box as the one I have is a cheap £20 one just with scart.... :(

    2) XBOX360

    3) DVD PLAYER
     
  4. BandofBrothers

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    by the way, how many component connections does this TV have?

    If it just has 1 set of component inputs, then how can I connect both a DVD player and XBOX 360 at the same time?
     
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    ???? This has already been answered in this topic and the other similiar thread you started.HDMI for DVD and Component for XBOX. :suicide:
     

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