Please help with HDMI and D/A converters...

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Peter Gee, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Peter Gee

    Peter Gee Auditioning

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    Hi All

    I just ordered a new Toshiba 62HMX84 HDTV with HDMI input and I want to add a DVD player also with HDMI.

    Q. Since I'm using HDMI for video, should I not be concerned that the player I'm considering (Toshiba SD5970 with HDMI Video Upconversion) only has a 10 bit 54MHz Video D/A Converter?

    OR should I go for a higher priced Denon with dual 12bit 216MHz video converters?

    There seems to be differing opinion on whether or not the quality of the D/A video converter will matter since the HDMI is an all digital connection.

    Many Thanks,

    Peter
     
  2. SimiA

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    I think your 1st observation is correct.
    Using the HDMI cable should yield the same PQ.
    If there were a way to test these units with each configuration, that would give you the best idea.
    However, I'd bet the PQ using the latter configuration, would not be that great an enhancement to justify the greater expense.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Vb
     
  3. TimG

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    That particular model of Toshiba has gotten almost universally bad reviews. I would stay away from it if I was you.

    TimG

    The Denon 2910 and the Panasonic (SD97)? have been getting decent reviews, except for some minor macroblocking issues.
     
  4. Peter Gee

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    Thanks Tim, I really appreciate the tip. I think I'll stick with Denon, though I'll check out the Panasonic.

    Thank you Simi.
     

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