Denon 4802-Component only 50Mhz bandwidth?

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  1. Christopher M

    Christopher M Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm comparing the 3803 and the 4802 because I can now get the 4802 for about the same price I was going to pay for the 3803. I noticed that it lists the bandwidth for the component as only being 50MHz instead of the 100Mhz on the 3803, is this going to cause problems later on?
    Right now I only have a component DVD player, but may get HD TV or Direct TV later and would like to use component on them. I just want to be sure I'm not limiting myself.

    Thanks.

    Murdock
     
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    50Mhz is fine.
     
  3. Greg.E

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    Christopher M where did you find a cheaper 4802? I could not find any 4802's or 5803's except B-stock and even then they were still very expensive.
     
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    Did you know about the deal at 6th ave on the 3803 right now for $648 plus 6 cent shipping when you ask for the 3802(which is out of stock)?
     
  5. Christopher M

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    I'm working at Ultimate Electronics (Soundtrack) now in the coporate offices. Employee discounts and such [​IMG]
     
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    It's my understanding that 720p requires the highest bandwidth for consumer based High Def @ 37 megahertz. So 50 is more than ok.

    I'm not sure why Denon didn't run the 4802R on up to 100 mhz like the other late models. It may have had something to do with the fact that the 4802R is an upgraded version, not a complete new design. Maybe part of the original video circuit was left in place and was good enough to reach 50 mhz, so they left that portion alone?

    Here is a good link on video bandwidth
    http://hometown.aol.com/ajaynejr/bandwid.htm
     
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    A general engineering rule of thumb is that the switching device, or cable if you will, should have a bandwidth 3x (some say 4x) greater than the signal being dealt with. A 50 MHz bandwidth implies the signal is 3 dB down at that frequency. Hence, it will be fine for standard DVD or 480p output.
     

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