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optoma RD50 and dvd input

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by kennyb, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. kennyb

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    Ive had my rd50 for 2 weeks now and im wondering what the best connection for dvd playback is?
    Ive using a pioneer 470 player ,
    ive connected it using monster component cable and also cheapo scart cable
    and i have to say the picture through cheap scart (rgb) cable looks better to me,i would have thought it should be other way around,
    infact its the best picture ive ever seen on any tv,

    I,d like to know if dvi should be the way to go on this set,a momitsu or samsung player ?
    has anyone got dvi running through this and what u think?
    Majority of my discs are pal so the judder feature dont worry me

    thanks
     
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    I too have noticed RGB scart to better than component on this particular model. This may be due to a cheap PS DVD player but I'm not convinced. On paper the DVI connection should provide the best source as it is a pure digital to digital connection i.e. straight from the disc to the pixels on the display. It should pump it out at 576p for PAL discs which is then upscaled to 720p by the tv. I would try it first as I have heard of colour and contrast problems when using a pure digital signal on some plasmas... that said this is DLP :)
     
  3. Chris Gilbert

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    Certainly make sense that the TV does better de-interlacing, as it uses the highly regarded Faroudja chip to do de-interlacing.

    So you might find sending an interlaced component signal gives you the best picture with your current setup.

    Chris
     
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    Your a lucky man kenny, over half my dvd's are region 1. DVI shoulld give you the better picture than the scart connection.
     
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    I have a pioneer 868 and found 1080i over hdmi proving to contain the least amount of motion blur or pixelation with spot on colour perfomance
     
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    My father has a Pioneer 868, we tried a few options but as good old Optoma still havent provided me with the DVI to HDMI convertor I could not check this out. But I will at the first chance, I will probably end up having to buying a convertor. How much of a reduction in judder is there?
     
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    Getting a RD50 tomorrow
    Whay DVD player do you suggest from the following
    Denon 1910,Samsung HD 745, Samsung HD 945
    or something else?
     
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    Razor, I bought my convertor from Keene for 10 quid, it does not improve judder, but you get a much better picture. saxmon, get one with HDMI output
     
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    Thank you for the advice Criss.

    :)
     

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