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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by strontiumdog, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. strontiumdog

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    bought a panasonic vierra 32lcd tv,want to know whats the best option to connect it up,should i use an rgb scart to connect to dvd player and use a seperate digital coaxial to connect to sound system.i was thinking of buying a ixos rgb scart and an ecosse coaxial cable.as ive heard these are the best?or should i use an s video setup instead,what creates the best picture?
     
  2. PhilipH

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    The general concensus of the different ways to hook up a DVD player to a TV/amp are basically (best to worst):

    Video:

    1) HDMI / DVI
    2) Component Video
    3) RGB (God I hate SCART connectors)
    4) S-Video
    5) Composite Video
    6) UHF (thankfully DVD players usually don't have any sort of RF out but you could use a modulator if you have to).

    Audio (discounting i-Link and multichannel audio for the moment):

    1) Electrical (coaxial) SP/DIF
    2) Optical SP/DIF
    3) Analogue Stereo

    Hope that helps...

    Phil
     
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    HDMI is by far the best as it carries audio and video so no mass of wires.

    Of course you need the kit to have the connections.

    If not, RGB is better than S-Video.

    Try to use component if you have it and don't have HDMI or DVI.
     
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    By the way, nice 2000ad username ;)
     
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    thanks,new to this so please explain ,component video connector,what would that look like on my dvd player,i have rgb and digital coaxail on the dvd and one yellow phono type socket called video?and whats hdmi or dvi.excuse me if these questions sound stupid to you pros
     
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    no your right its composite not component,th
     
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    wouldnt u put VGA between DVI and Component :lesson:
     
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    I would put

    1 HDMI/DVI
    1a VGA (progressive RGBHV)
    1b Componant (progressive)
    2 RGB
    3 Componant

    in the list, the problem is many people hear the word componant and don't really understand that it's the PROGRESSIVE bit that makes it good. RGBHV is a higher bandwidth signal then componant when on a level playing field.
     
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    Sorry - I missed out VGA.

    I had forgotten that there may be DVD players out there that had VGA connections on them - I don't think I've seen any but there must be some.

    [i'llgetmecoat]

    Phil
     
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    my computer is a Dvd player and has a VGA socket on the back.
     
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    Only if the players de-interlacer is better than displays for DVD........... Anyone want to throw SDI in i would put it level with DVI-D and alot of current display produce better PQ with RGBHV than DVI-D/HDMI
     
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    VGA is a resolution...........
    RGBHV is the signal/connection type you can run DVI signal at VGA 800x600 res if you want................
    AND RGBHV is the ouput from most video processors and scalers....
     
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    OK OK OK!

    Lets add RGBHV by HD15 / BNC connectors to the list! (And SDI as well)

    :p

    (The original question was about connecting a "DVD Player" to a display so I only listed the connections that I have come across on domestig DVD players hence I skipped connections from scalers [mine uses RGBHV to my CRT projector too] and from PC's in the hope that I would avoid confusing the poor bugger!)

    Phil
     
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    Hey if you want confusion you should have seen the reply I wrote 45 minutes ago and then deleted at last moment.....Basically the solution is this.

    Plug all options in and then take a view.......seems so simple now.

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    improper use can cause more confusion....... and SDI DVD players while rare and specialist are available......... yet to see one with a 15pin -sub tho anyone seen one?
     
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    Yes I've seen two actually, three now I think and I suspect I could make it four or five if I started to really think about it. I bet there are lots of far east import DVD players with VGA sockets.......Phil saw one as did everyone else who attended the first Event.

    This whole thread has alot of improper use. However I think that everyone understands the ideas behind the posts. My long post that I deleted was about the improper use of terms in this thread. Best left alone I think.

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    G i would leave to see that thread if you choose to resurect it...........I do try to use "proper" Terminology but i do get lazy.... Now you mention it i too have seen 15 pin Dsub outputs on DVD players.......... bit of a blonde moment........
     
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    I though optical was better than coaxial due to there being no resistance as its light not electrical??!!
     
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    Yes, it is definitely better over long distances, like several metres, where it doesn't suffer from transmission problems.

    But coaxial does have the advantages that it has a bit more bandwidth, and so is the only option for some very high data rate audio formats such as 24bit 96kHz multi channel DTS sound.

    James
     

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