OLDer PLASMA??

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Brian tj, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Brian tj

    Brian tj Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all I have enjoyed my Pioneer pdp 5030 hd!!
    But now I want HD DVDs and I have no HDMI !!!
    ? Am I out of luck or will component do the job?
    Has anyone done this?
    What do you think?
    Your 2 cents. is welcome!
    Brian tj
     
  2. AmigaDude

    AmigaDude Auditioning

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    Have not personally done it with your Pioneer, but with my 65" Mits RPTV there is no discernable difference between HDMI and Component inputs. The real question for you, I think, is what rates will your Pioneer support over Component? I think HD, and Blu-Ray, players all want to output at 1080i (maybe 1080p someday) and fall back to 480p if your equipment can't support 1080.
     
  3. Brian tj

    Brian tj Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi George
    And tanks for the input!
    Good ? 1080i, 720p, 420p I think are good to go with PureCinema set to on.
    If I read the book right.
    Tanks for the info!
    Brian tj
     
  4. JGiampa

    JGiampa Stunt Coordinator

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    I have my XBOX 360 HDDVD (1080i) add on hooked up through the component cables that came with the xbox and I have a PS3 blu ray(1080p) hooked up via HDMI. So far I can see no difference, if anything I would say that the few HDDVDs I own look better than the few BDs I have.

    I dont think its necessary to buy a new monitor if you dont want to. HD movies will look great at 1080i through your Pioneer I'm sure.

    Joe
     
  5. Brian tj

    Brian tj Stunt Coordinator

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    Tanks Joe
    Thats what I am thinking,But hard to justify spending more money.
    Want to make sure it will work.
    Tanks Brian tj
    PS when will it end ? the spending money!
     
  6. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Copy protected Blue Ray or HDDVD disks won't play hi-def excepth through HDMI with HDCP compliance.

    You will have to hold off on hi-def DVD until you upgrade to a new TV or unless the U.S.A. gets rid of this HDCP crap.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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