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P50XHA30 DVI any good?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Chris5, May 20, 2004.

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    Hello all, :hiya:

    I'm interested in the 50" Fuj, does anyone know if the dvi input woul be suitable to use with the Pioneer 868 hdmi connection, i.e. would the improvement be comparable to the Pioneer 504HDE connected via hdmi?
     
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    Sorry, almost forgot, are there "issues" with the dvi & PAL like there is with the Panasonic, or does it work ok?

    Chears!
     
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    Hi Chris,

    According to Fujitsu's datasheet, the P50XHA30 doesn't have a DVI or HDMI input. How about an NEC 50XM3/S with DVI-HDCP which is £500 cheaper?

    Steve
     
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    Dutch is spot on, as usual, there is no DVI. The NEC is about the only other screen with no media box but HDCP DVI apart from Panasionic, which has probs with pal anyway. But, the NEC contrast is much like Pioneer. I've said this before and caused a storm, but I'm stillabsolutely convinced that digital output still has a long and stony road to travel. Analogue is still better, £ for£. The 'improvement' noted on the 504HDE is very likely due to less well engineered YUV output and/or input (screen or player, who knows) than anything totally to do with it being digital. A double dose of scaling is going on, and it leaves me very underwhelmed.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    That is the spec sheet for the US version with DVI - I'm afraid the UK version hasn't. See here for the UK spec:

    http://www.fujitsu-general.co.uk/

    Hope this helps.

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    screen res 852x480... hmmm....

    Anyway, does that mean that shootandshow are supplying the US version with dvi, or are they in breach of the Sales Of Goods act, by stating it has DVI when it does not?

    Either way, I guess I wont be buying the Fuji after all (even if it only costs £4500 inclusive)
     
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    Chris, the Fuji is 1366x768, and 3000:1 contrast, whatever you may be reading. It's a good screen, though it lacks digital input. The NEC input is untried AFAIK, just cos it's got one doesn't mean it will work for you, like the panasonic problem. The 504 has some advantages, but I wouldn't see the digital input as being one of them, Full HDMI interfaces support a limited range of resolutions, none of which are native to plasma panels, and the matching DVD player can be bettered at the price. The 50MX1 has a DVI, but it has no HDCP support. But again, no great drawback, as no digital DVD player of note can output 768 vertical resolution. Digital ports currently are best left for scalers and PC's. This will of course change eventually, but probably not till someone makes a flat panel for the AV industry and not for the PC industry.
     
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    My Fujitsu has 200 hrs run time now and it is really fantastic.
    For me its a great screen, really is!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement, tell me, I understand the 'Fine' mode is the only way to view these sets. why is there an option at all? what is the advantage of non 'fine' mode over 'fine'?

    Thanks!
     
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    There are several modes, personal prefeence I guess, fine can be tweaked and is less noisy image than the ohters,

    Im afraid I cant really answer why someone may want to use the othe modes??
     

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