Pio - Thoughts following What HiFi show

gammmmo

Established Member
Joined
May 20, 2003
Messages
391
Reaction score
13
Points
128
Location
.
Have just come back from the What HiFi Show in Bristol where there were numerous plasmas. There was a demo of a Pio 868 and 504HDE (showing Pirates of the Caribbean) and a comparison between PAL prog component and HDMI. The latter was definately better - there was more 'depth' and solidity to the images. However, this difference pailed into insignificance when Pioneer demoed a 433HDE with HDTV from a DVHS(?) source - it was a Grand Prix. This image just seemed much more alive than the HDMI test.
 
Well, given that the source material is higher resolution with the DVHS input than a dvd, its hardly suprising it offered more of an improvement. It's all in the source in this case.. I think for it to be an fair comparison you'd need to have a D-VHS with HDMI and one with component output.
 
Pioneer did exactly this at the heathrow show, used Harry Potter on a hi-def. tape to demo the screen. Put your hands up if you have a d-vhs recorder. OK, a few. Now put your hand up if you have a library of Hi def software and a HDMI hi def satellite reciever for euro 1080. Oh' sorry, you've only got one input. Doesn't your amp switch HDMI? What? out of date already?
 

The latest video from AVForums

StormAudio ISR Fusion 20 AV Receiver - review coming soon #HomeCinema #Amplifier #VideoShort
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Back
Top Bottom