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Old 11-16-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, would really be grateful if anybody can help clarify:

I own a Pioneer Plasma TV 42" Resolution 1024 x 768. It comes with a media receiver (set top box) which unfortunately does not have a HDMI input.

Would I be able to enjoy HD video signals such as 720p, 1080i using only the component cables to the (Y Pb Pr) inputs ? Or must I have a DVI or HDMI connections to enjoy HD signals ?

I have read from somewhere that ALL plasma TV are actually analogue TVs. They are not digital TVs. To the untrained eyes, they can't really differentiate whether you are using a digital connection such as HDMI or component cables connection. Is this true ? All along I have thought that component cables are not able to handle HD video signals such as 720 or 1080 lines.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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component cable can carry hd signal.hook it up and enjoy
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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I have a Sony WEGA HD with a H-10 DTV reciever. The picture was very good with component video cables, but when I got the HDMI cable the picture was much better.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for your inputs.
Nothing beats real life experience...
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:37 PM   #5
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hdmi. you should see the difference right away. i sure did the first time.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:44 PM   #6
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I hear any improvement over the rca plugs?
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:24 AM   #7
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While your set will accept standard HD format signals, it doesn't have enough pixels to display it properly. At least 1280 pixels horizontal are needed, and 720 vertical.
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:54 PM   #8
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Yes, I agree with you......but that would open up another debate...see link to the thread created by me below. So far, no one is able to give a good advice yet.....

Since HD resolutions are 720 or 1080 lines, why do plasma manufacturer make their panels mainly 1024x768 ??
Is there any technical write up on this that anyone could share ?
For a 50" plasma, which resolutions in the market is best able to handle the HD signals ?


Resolutions for Plasma TV -why ????
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:00 AM   #9
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I hear any improvement over the rca plugs?
You will if you have a digital audio receiver. If you just use the TV speakers (if they're stereo) you probably won't hear much difference.
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