Is it worth buying a DVD player with HDMI output for a CRT projection TV

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  1. garyGASH

    garyGASH Auditioning

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    I'm going to be purchasing a big screen soon and it's probably going to be a Sony or Toshiba CRT both of which have HDMI inputs. I'm thinking about buying the new Sony DVD player with HDMI output after I get the TV but was wondering if it's worth the extra money for the HDMI output when a CRT by nature is still just an analog set. Pioneer has a new DVD player coming out that is $100 less than the Sony but doesn't have the HDMI output but it got a very good review in Perfect Vision magazine also. On a CRT set will the Component output give me just as good a pic as the HDMI output?
     
  2. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    Most agree the component and HDMI PQ is about the same. With each sometimes looking slighty better than one another depending on the set
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    HDMI will be important in the future concerning HDCP.

    I'd say yes, if for no other reason. The more HD inputs the better. Hate to run out of inputs when I need them, it is a PITA factor for me. But, alas, I don't have it either. Just component for HD, has worked out OK so far.
     
  4. PeterK

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    What does HDCP stand for?


    NVM
     
  5. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    High-Bandwidth digital content protection. C'mon isn't that an obvious anagram?[​IMG]
     
  6. garyGASH

    garyGASH Auditioning

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    How is HDCP relative to HDMI? And is any of it important when I'm going to be using it on a CRT projection TV?

    Also, if the TV only has one HDMI input and I need to have a set top box for HDTV plugged into it, won't the HDMI DVD player be useless anyway? I would love to be able to use both but I don't want to spend the extra money if I won't be able to hook them both up anyway.
     
  7. John S

    John S Producer

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    Only digital connections can Pass HDCP period.

    Better to have one than none at all. As I said, I post this, but I only have component video, it has been a non factor so far. But as I also said for the future, it will most like be important.
     
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    bump
     
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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    No bumping of threads.
     

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