HDMI for DVD or HDTV?

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  1. Kevin_F

    Kevin_F Stunt Coordinator

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    I am planning to purchase the Panasonic 700 and initially was going to connect my HDTV direct to the 700 through the HDMI connection and my dvd player through component.

    Now I am seeing that the price of dvd players that up convert dvd's using either DVI or HDMI have dropped to a price range that works for me. My question is, should I stay with my original plan, or is there a way to connect both devices using an HDMI connection?
     
  2. Pat Frank

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    It's funny you ask, because DirecTV is here right now, installing an HD Tivo and new sat dish to connect to my Infocus 4805. I'm going to connect it via HDMI, and leave the DVD on component.

    I've gone through the same questions myself, which is why when I got the HDMI-DVI adapter from Infocus I also got an adapter that connects component cables to the DVI port. That way I can change my mind down the road and move the Tivo to component.

    I don't really have an answer to your question, but I figured a little feedback couldn't hurt. My guess is that an HDMI switch box would be kinda expensive right now, being a fairly new item (if they even exist).
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    A place like digital connections has switchboxes for what you are looking for ...

    regards
     
  4. Kevin_F

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    Thanks Pat, I agree a switcher(if it exists) is probably expensive so I will probably do as I originally planned, use HDMI for the HDTV and component for DVD, this way, neither format is restricted by the cables. I will just buy a standard progressive scan DVD player.

    Good luck with your setup.
     
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    You sent your reply as I was typing mine Michael. Is digital connections the name I should look for?
     
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    I'll check that out as well, thanks. Ultimately I'd like to get my DVD sourced via HDMI as well.

    The install finished and the HD Tivo looks great coming into the 4805 via HDMI. Works like a charm.
     
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    Michael, your a life saver (not that extreme). They have a device that looks PERFECT, 2 DVI in, 1 out

    Thank you [​IMG]
     

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