What to connect where

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  1. Dan_asdf

    Dan_asdf Agent

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    Having just purchased my first HDTV, I'm a little unsure about what components to connect to which inputs. I have a 60PP9502 Phillips that has two dedicated HD inputs, and then several other inputs. I'll be getting Time Warner digital with an HD box, and since the local channels here are not HD through TW, am considering getting an HD Antennea. My question is, which inputs do I use for those two, and also which should I use for my prog scan DVD? I feel like I want to put them all into HD inputs but don't have enough inputs to spare. Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. John|Ca

    John|Ca Auditioning

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    if you're worried about not having enough hd inputs you should use your a/v receiver to connect all those inputs. then connect the receiver to your hdtv.
    I should warn you though, some devices will not work if not connected directly to the tv. I just found out to my dismay that my dvd player will not show video if connected to anything but a tv. It will allow a rca connection though, but that defeats the purpose of hd heh
     
  3. Stephen_Ri

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    You didn't mention it, so I assume you do not have an av receiver that supports component. Have you asked Time Warner if they planned on getting the broadcast HDTV anytime soon? That would fix your problem right there. In case you didn't realize it, to get broadcast signals off the air and into your tv is gonna require an HDTV set top decoder, which'll cost you a few hundred bucks. Thats why I'd make sure Time Warner doesn't plan on carrying broadcast HDTV before you invest that much. Or consider if broadcast TV is worth that much to you. If you already planned on buying a decoder, than you could get a device like this http://www.digitalconnection.com/Pro...Video/1154.asp to connect both the tuner and the 480p DVD player. Of course, you have to be sure that the Time Warner box uses DVI(input #5 on your TV); either that or just use the box above for all three of your inputs and leave the DVI free. This will be necissary if the Time Warner box doesn't support DVI. Hope thats not too confusing.
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

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    There are several good HD compatible video switchers discussed in this thread: Inexpensive HD Video Switching Most of these will solve your problem.

    Only run HD video through your receiver IF it says it is rated for HD. Ordinary component video signals go up to 4 Mhz, but Progressive goes up to 13 Mhz and 1080 HD video to 35 Mhz.
     

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