Which Panny board for Scaler (DVI or HDMI)?

rowlandhills

Active Member
I'm planning to buy a plasma soon, which may well be a Panny PHD8. If I do, I'll probably be connecting by component initially, but then a couple of months down the line I plan to add a scaler.

Do I want the DVI or the HDMI board for use with a scaler?

Are there any issues about compatibility with Sky HD etc. with either of the boards?

Cheers,

Rowland.
 

Thatsnotmynaim

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Use the free VGA for scaler. If you plan you use HDCP stuff through your scaler then then DVI will your best option as I think the HDMI will only accepts 565i/p, 720p and 1080i not 1024x768.
 

rowlandhills

Active Member
Ah. I thought it was the other way round, since I think the DVI board is the same one used in the 7 series, but the HDMI board is new and better...did I get that wrong?
 

Thatsnotmynaim

Well-known Member
The DVI board is the same one I used ot use in my PWD6, the new HDMI I have in my PHD8 is a G8 card yes, but I think HDMI is aimed at the consumer hence TV resolutions like 576, 720, 1080 etc, where as I think the DVI is aimed more at PC use hence I think it may support more PC resolutions. I do not have a DVI card any more to try as I sold it ages ago with my PWD6, but I intend to try one at some point as the HDMI doesn't do [email protected] I know the DVI never used to do this in the PWD6 or 7, but I also know that the problem was more down to the way the panel handled the digital signal inside the panel. The DVI may still have these short comings with a G8 panel and may not support 1024x768, but it may not. I know the HDMI card will not accept 1024x768 from my iScan HD+, hence I'm using the VGA input and it works a treat. Maybe I'm doing something wrong with the HDMI + iScan, but I got the VGA input 1:1 matched with the iScan in about 15 minutes of plugging it in.
 

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