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Topic # 14816 22-Jul-2007 11:25
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Bought a new tv yesterday, and it has hdmi input. The dvd player I have also does hdmi.  Is it worth the cost of the cables? Is there a noticable difference over the S video Im using at the moment. Any advice would be great :)

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  Reply # 79186 22-Jul-2007 11:47
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You will definately notice a difference between HDMI and S-Video on a good DVD. If you DVD player supports HDMI there is also a good chance it does upscaling which can make quite a difference in picture qiality as well.

Don't go wasting your money on a $200 HDMI monster cable, a $20 one from TradeMe will give you identical results.




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  Reply # 79191 22-Jul-2007 12:18
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Thankyou.

That was my next question, Are the cables from trademe ok?  Thanks for that.

Having a great time playing xbox 360 in HD

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  Reply # 79193 22-Jul-2007 12:24
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You could also just use a component cable, it's pretty hard to tell the difference between them both. If you do have upscaling in your DVD player however it's worth buying a HDMI cable as it can make quite a difference on a good quality DVD. I'm not sure if there are any upscaling DVD players that can upscale over component, the few I've seen only upscale over HDMI.


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  Reply # 79217 22-Jul-2007 17:26
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Upscaling over component was considered forbidden by the DVD association (or whatever they are called) so to comply with DVD licensing the players could not do that. There are a few that do it, mainly China brands. I have a Samsung player that with hacked firmware that also upscales over component but really it's not clear whether the PQ is much different over letting the TV do the upscaling, using a computer (which I think is the best way) or upscaling over HDMI

As usual YMMV

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