HDMI cable for HD or Upconverting DVD?

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  1. Mike Milillo

    Mike Milillo Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello, I have one HDMI input on my set. Does anybody know which source would benefit most from using the HDMI cable? DirecTV HD DVR box. or panasonic s77 720p dvd player.

    I would use component for the source that doesn't get the HDMI.

    thanks
     
  2. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    IIRC, your upconverting DVD player won't upconvert over component anyway. If so, your choice is easy[​IMG]

    Mort
     
  3. Mike Milillo

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    right, I got that. But my question is, is it worth it to upconvert over HDMI, or to use the HDMI for the HD source?
     
  4. Andrew Beckmen

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    I'd say use the HDMI for a TRUE HD source and not upscaling. The S-77 should look fine over component (though I have never tried it, IMO it doesn't look THAT differant on 480p via HDMI than 720p/1080i on HDMI).

    But do they make some kind of HDMI hub or switching box or something to rectify this? I might be in the same boat if I ever finally get HD cable and/or an X-Box 360.
     
  5. Dick Knisely

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    If you can, try it and see if it matters. But I'd give the HDMI input to whatever device was had a true HD signal to work with and that's not the DVD. Both the TV and the DVD will upconvert and component will support 480P from the DVD.
     
  6. Mike Milillo

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    yeah, that makes sense. thanks
     

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