1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

help with my new sammy please

Discussion in 'TVs' started by riprse, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. riprse

    riprse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,225
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +115
    hi all , ok as a newbie to all this, im hoping you guys will help me out .
    iv just git a sammy dlp & i want to get the best out of it, but i have no idea where to start. all this hdtv & hdmi stuff means nothing to me . i guess, i need to get some cables for hdmi & a new dvd with hdmi .but to be honest im pretty clueless . any help you can give me would be great .
     
  2. St_ve

    St_ve
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,059
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +0
    Have you a decent ariel ?
    Do you use sky ,telewest cable , freeview digital or the terrestial TV ?
    Have you allready got a DVD player?
     
  3. riprse

    riprse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,225
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +115
    i have sky + & a sony s336 dvd
     
  4. St_ve

    St_ve
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,059
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +0
    Have you the 46 or 50" 50 L7
    I suppose the sky+ connects with scart if you're not happy with the picture quality of sky + you could try a freeview digital box to improve things.
    Component has better picture quality than Scart & HDMI is normally better than Component (Some budget DVD players with DVI or HDMI out have been reviewed in the AV magazines which found the component was better than the DVI output)

    Hope i haven't confused you more :)
     
  5. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,548
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,508
    Get a dvd player with HDMI or DVI connection.
    Sky has a RGB fully wired scart cable.

    As steve has said some dvd players have a better component pic than HDMI/DVI pic this is because they have used cheap parts for the HDMI/DVI connection. You get what you pay for.

    Spend a bit of money on leads the minimum to spend on a 1 meter lead is £35-£40, IXOS are a good make of leads. Monster cables have a bit of a bad rep and arent cheap.

    I have spent over £1000 on leads which is a fair bit but worth it. Cables are the weakest link in a system.

    Hope I have helped a bit ;)
     
  6. riprse

    riprse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,225
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings:
    +115
    thanks for the replys , i did get some monster leads but really didnt see any change in the picture. so i went back to comet with them and got a refund.
    so what dvd player would you buy ? i dont want to spend much more than 350 (oh its the 50" sammy)
     
  7. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,548
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,508
    You should get a good player for that money. Try the dvd forums for help. You basically need a dvd palyer that can output via HDMI or DVI. Denon or pioneer make good dvd players. Also samsung has a new dvd palyer out which is around the £200 mark. Invest in a copy of Home cinema choice and see what they recommend for the money. Or you can look at their past reviews online.

    If you want a dvd recorder please be aware that the playback on these recorders isnt as good as a non dvd recorder. I have seen £500 dvd recorders been put to shame by £150 dvd players.
     
  8. St_ve

    St_ve
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,059
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +0
    All you need is a £30 DVD player so long as it's in a PC :devil:

    You can sometimes get great bargains at Richer sounds buying discontinued stock if you do your homework properley.
    If you have an Xbox it might be worth trying with DVD's
     

Share This Page

Loading...