Quick Question before I go shopping !

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Jules156, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Jules156

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    A quick question for the gurus...

    My set up includes a panny TH42PX70 and on order are an Onkyo 605 and a set of jamo a102s.

    But I only own a Panny DMR-EH50 DVD recorder/player and will purchase a PS3 when funds available.

    My question being as my dvd player hasnt HDMI , (the best on offer is Component out and a Optical out) should I pop to richer sounds tomoz and buy an upscaling dvd player (Ie Samsung HD870 £50)

    so the comparision will be as follows

    1. New dvd player with HDMI and optical out etc or

    2. Old player with Component out and Optical out ?

    Can I feed the onkyo with component and then onto the TV via HDMI ?? or do I need to feed the tv direct with component ?

    I suspect that spending only £50 will be the best option but will there be a major difference between HDMI and Conponent before I move onto my PS3 (mainly for Blu-ray)

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. rwniel

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    Personally I would stick with option 2)

    You can do either - the Onkyo 605 will output component via hdmi (from the amp to the television), or you can connect your source directly to the television via component leaving the amp just to handle surround sound through an optical cable. Video over component connection can look just as good as hdmi. However, if you know you're going to be adding another hdmi source at some point (i.e. the PS3) you may as well use the former.

    Robert
     
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    Stick with the DVD recorder via component as your TV has a scaler in it. If you're unhappy with it have a look at a separate player but I would save the pennies for the PS3!
     
  4. Jules156

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    Thank you for the replies.

    I am glad you mentioned that Component can be as good as HDMI because that was my main concern.

    Guess I will just be popping out to buy a component lead then !!:thumbsup:

    regards
     
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    Save the money and don't buy a new DVD player, just use the PS3 instead. Unless you need multi-region? If you are then not happy with the results from the PS3, then buy a DVD player.
     

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