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Digital cable vs. Hi-def cable input?

kenolsen12
09-28-2004, 10:13 AM
I am installing a Sony VPLHS20 front projector and 106" screen. I have heard that a digital (cable) input will produce picture quality as good as a hi-def cable; because a large screen will cancel the effects of a hi-def signal.
Can anyone advise me on this???

rbinck
09-28-2004, 12:51 PM
I have no idea what the someone that you heard is talking about. In every case I know of a high definition picture is better that a digital cable standard definition picture.

mfabien
09-29-2004, 02:01 PM
I am installing a Sony VPLHS20 front projector and 106" screen. I have heard that a digital (cable) input will produce picture quality as good as a hi-def cable; because a large screen will cancel the effects of a hi-def signal.
Can anyone advise me on this???
Here in Montreal I get all my channels in digital format. The Videotron package is called "Illico". However, although a digital channel may on occasion be better than an anolog channel ( variations caused by the transmission source and not the cable company), it remains that HD cannot be equaled by SD.

borromini
09-29-2004, 10:40 PM
As long as you're getting a true HD signal...no other TV signal/format is going to even come close to HD. I've had the HS20 for about six months now and HD is a fantastic experience at 100". Don't know what HD service you use but try and find out what type of digital video connection will be provided on their HD receivers. You'll want to use an HDMI or DVI cable in lieu of component video. It made a difference on my system. I use the DVI for my Bravo D1 DVD player and the HDMI for my Samsung HD receiver.

Let us know how it turns out!

mfabien
09-30-2004, 06:09 AM
The DVI output on the SA8000HD receiver is expected to be activated by my provider shortly. In the meantime, I use Component connection.

DVI provides best PQ for digital display sets. There are cases where DVI improves the PQ on CRT RPTV's but on the average for CRT's (analog display only) the PQ is the same. But using a DVR (SA8000HD) DVI is a must in order to keep recordings on the HDD and this because of the HDCP content protection.