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Hi-Def connections in future

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by estherjon, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. estherjon

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    Hello,

    Have (almost) decided to upgrade to a Sony 26" LCD (KLV-26hg2) and a Pioneer DVD (575A). TV input and recording will come via Sky+. What's worrying me slightly is whether the single component video input on the Sony will be enough when Sky's hi-definition output begins in 2006. Is there such a huge advantage to component inputs over other connectors or should I just bite the bullet and not worry?

    Any advice greatly appreciated as indeed are comments on my choices!

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  2. Rob20

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    I don't think you can get hi-def through anything other than a component lead, dvi or hdmi cable. Though I may be wrong. Still, I reckon you should be looking for a tv with 2 component inputs. Or 1 component/1 hdmi/dvi lead.
     
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    Couln't you get an amp that does component switching like the Pioneer 814, which would seem an ideal partner to the 575 and would also allow you to play SACD/DVD-A?
     
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    An amp with comonent switching would be ideal.

    My LCD has two component inputs, and was a key factor in my decision. On a 26" screen I find that DVD is marginally better via component than through RGB SCART, but that games consoles etc are a lot better.

    The Sony 26" is a good LCD, but a little limited on the connections front. Bear in mind that for around the same money (£1,350) you could have something like the Toshiba 32WL48, which has HDMI and component inputs, as well as a bigger screen.
     
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    Thanks for replies. Unfortunately Tosh is out due to size restrictions but after reading all the threads this morning on HDMI I'm even more hesitant about the Sony - I seem to be falling into the classic trap of being paralysed by the fear of tomorrow's technology. Perhaps I'll just bite the bullet!

    Cheers,
    Jon
     
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    It is easy to do.

    My Tosh 26" is for the bedroom, and I have no plans to upgrade my Denon DHT500 to a system that has HDMI/DVI output so it was irrelevant for me. If it had been my main TV, I may have been a bit more sceptical as well.

    If you are worried about digital connections, the new Tosh 27" has DVI, and I am sure that the next set of 26" screens will included DVI or HDMI capability.

    If not, the single component input on the Sony should not be a problem.
     

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