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which hdmi to dvi cable??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by chris210972, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. chris210972

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    hi there,

    i have just ordered a hitachi 37pd5200 plasma with dvi socket and a Panasonic DVDS97EBS
    with a hdmi socket.

    i've been looking at maplins and they sell 2 x cables, but i'm not sure which one i need.

    can u confirm that i will also need to buy a cable for the sound (assuming that sound is only carried hdmi - hdmi not hdmi - dvi)


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  2. chris210972

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    anyone?? :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    If it's got the right plugs on the end it will do the job. Not that familiar with the Panasonic DVD, you are restricted on resolutions and timings the Hitachi will accept on it's DVI port, you may find this is not what you want to do. It has a marked preference for 60Hz signals, except 1080i, which it clips 5% off the picture all the way round. No 576 or 720 signals at 50Hz, leaving 1080i as the only one you can use with PAL discs.
     
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    Hi,
    you can also use 720p with PAL discs.
    NTSC discs running at 1080i do clip a tiny strip off the left hand side, but this is sorted out by changing to the 720p which is very comparable.

    I ordered the cable (2metre) from keeneelectronics.co.uk and it was £29.99 + £4.50 for next day delivery. It was the only HDMI-DVID cable available I could see. They also had an adaptor for about £10 which can go on one of the ends of the supplied HDMI-HDMI cable you will get with the dvd player, but this looked cheap (as the supplied cables usually are poor).

    The lead I got does a great job, but I'm sure there are better quality out there with higher specs if you can afford them. I will look again in a couple of months when I can maybe afford it.
     
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    whats the picture quality like at 720 ?
     
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    as far as I can tell there really is no difference between 720p and 1080i.
    Maybe to a better trained eye, but really both are astounding in quality.

    maybe someone with more knowledge can explain if there is.

    I hooked up the component for comparisons and the HiDef on 720 and 1080 is miles better on my screen.
     

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