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NEC DVI inputs are poor quality???

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Oblomov, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Oblomov

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    As a potential purchaser of a NEC XR3 who wishes to connect a HCPC via DVI I was obviously a little worried to read in another thread the very experienced Hornydragon commenting that the DVI input of these NEC HD models was poor and that better picture quality resulted from a component connection.

    Does anyone else know anything about this because if it is true I won't even be going for a demo.

    Thanks, Oblomov
     
  2. Leigh_1973

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    You should still demo! Whats bad for one persons eyes isnt necessarily bad for yours!!!!
     
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    you should still demo (i was reffering to DVD film image not PC's) as for HTPC use ie non HDCP content and selectable 50/60HZ the NEC losses its advantage of being HDCP compliant at 720p @ 50Hz
     
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    I don't know about HD models, but I tried both, component and digital on my VR5 from 868i. I can tell the difference but it is very subtle and I had to watch for a few times to really be able to tell it. The digital input gives slightly sharper picture, but component gives smoother tones and less noise on half-tones. This may be due to the Pioneer's DAC and NEC's 12-bit colour processor which is used with component and bypassed with digital.
     
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    Been playing with mine. There's obviously more solarisation than with any input on my PHD7, but it's by no means awful, not samsung style or anything. It's a fair trade off for the sky HD paranoid amongst you I'd say. Personally I'd buy the screen of your choice now, and sell it to a less well off mate if it becomes necessary, my guess is that it will be 10-12 years before a majority of folks actually have HD anything, let alone sky, so unless you are a serious early adopter you really do not yet have a problem. Ok if you are a bond trader on £300k and can afford it, why not HD proof yourself now.
     
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    So, MAW, what's you generally view of the NEC then? Care to post your thoughts??
     
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    Not blown away, what more can I say. As soon as I have some time, I'll be able to show anyone who wants to see it. How can I make your minds up for you? My name's not John Archer
     
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    Thanks for all your comments guys.

    MAW
    I did not know you had it yet, but it sounds like you much prefer your Panasonic. I'm afraid I don't totally understand solarisation. Maybe you could send me an e-mail when you have finalised your opinion and we'll decide whether or not a demo would be worth the effort. Thanks
     

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