Can someone give me a rough percentage idea of the improvement in connecting a DVD player via RGB scart, compared to connecting via Progressive Scan compared to connecting via HDMI cable?
I tried to demo a Arcam 79 yesterday in Seven Oaks (Leeds), they havent got them yetOriginally posted by VistaVision
Thanks, Buns. The plasma is a possibility towards the end of the year. I didn't want to buy a DVD player now and then regret it later. The choices were narrowed down to two Arcam models, the 89 and 79. If the difference between progressive scan and HDMI isn't all that great then it wouldn't judstify the extra expenditure.
BUT..... sound is something to consider. Although picture may be similar, sound likely wont. Ive upgraded a top notch panasonic sdi player for an arcam. In honesty im not expecting a better picture, but i do expect vastly better sound.Originally posted by JohnWH
One small comment, if you're buying the player to use its digital output don't fooled into going for the more expensive one without demoing against a cheaper model, and when you do this do it as a blind test if possible (best if you get a freind to keep an eye on the sales person when they do the swapping as well, but hey, that's just me be paranoid!).
Might be about to start a conversation I think we've had before, my view is that if you blind tested it you wouldn't be able tell the difference given the use of the digital interface, unless the arcam is messing with the audio in some way that you happen to like i.e. not faithfully reproducing the sound. Formovie play back its even more doubtfull that there any difference in sound reproduction.Originally posted by buns
BUT..... sound is something to consider. Although picture may be similar, sound likely wont. Ive upgraded a top notch panasonic sdi player for an arcam. In honesty im not expecting a better picture, but i do expect vastly better sound.