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Quick questions

erok72
09-27-2004, 12:46 AM
I am proud new owner of the Panasonic PT50DL54 DLP set, which will be delivered later this week.
My question are:
1.) Are the ends of the HDMI and DVI cables interchangeable :confused: ? More specifically, I'm interested in getting the V Inc Bravo 2 DVD player with DVI output, but the Panasonic has HDMI input. If I order the V Inc. player with DVI cable will I be able to use it out of the box or will I need to get an adapter from DVI to HDMI? (I can save myself $40 or so ordering the player, sans cable)
This was one of the questions I wanted to ask when I bought the TV, but I was so excited about actually getting a new set, I completely spaced. :D
2.) Does any one know is Panasonic is releasing an HDMI-compatable DVD player? I've seen an DVD-S97 (I think) mentioned, but have not been able to confirm if this player has been/will be released.

Any help would be great!!! :)

maximus
09-27-2004, 01:44 AM
1) Interchangeable no, compatible yes.
You could buy the D2 now and just get a DVI to HDMI cable. Instead of getting a cable and adaptor. See at the bottom;
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/audioprinciples/interconnects/DVIHDMI.php

2) According to this article the DVD-97 should be available this fall;
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040910/sff080_1.html
Personally I would wait for this player and buy an HDMI to HDMI cable.

Either cable can be had for cheap;
http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/DVI-hdmi_cables.html
http://www2.dvigear.com/hdbucoca.html

erok72
09-27-2004, 08:00 PM
Thanks Maximus. One last thing.... I know that HDMI carries video as well as audio, but unfortunately I do not have a surround system that supports it (does one exist?!?). Will I still be able to run digital coax for 7.1 DD along with the HDMI for video?

Thanks again!!!

maximus
09-27-2004, 08:58 PM
Will I still be able to run digital coax for 7.1 DD along with the HDMI for video?
Yes HDMI goes to your TV and digital coax/optical goes to your surround receiver.

I do not have a surround system that supports it(does one exist?!?).
HDMI capable receivers are just starting to come to market, there are a few and shortly there will be a lot more.

erok72
09-27-2004, 11:33 PM
Thanks again!