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HDMI connection to H20 Receiver

iserum
03-03-2006, 05:49 PM
I received my HDMI cable today and conneted H20 to my Panny plasma, the PQ looks lot better than component cables, this was not the case when i had Motrola cable box, i used component cable through my A/V receiver to watch picture, i did not see any PQ difference between Component and DVI/HDMI connection back then.

The tech. who installed the syetem told me to get HDMI for better PQ.

coolhdtv
03-04-2006, 03:19 PM
I agree H20 PQ is better with HDMI on the Panasonic. The problem is finding a 20ft long HDMI so I can hand the Panasonic over the fireplace. I can get component in any length.

carlos31820
03-05-2006, 08:01 AM
I agree H20 PQ is better with HDMI on the Panasonic. The problem is finding a 20ft long HDMI so I can hand the Panasonic over the fireplace. I can get component in any length.

I mounted my Panasonic plasma over a fireplace and wanted to buy 15ft cables for all the Panny's inputs to do a one-time cable run inside the wall over to a built-in bookcase next to the fireplace. I wanted to go ahead and run all the cables so I'd never have to take the plasma off the wall to use additional inputs later on.

In any case, check out this website. (http://www.av-cables.net/hdmi/hdmi-cables.html) . I bought all my cables from them. They have different quality cables and are priced as such. I think I got their cheap HDMI (it's a plain blue cable) and it's worked just fine. No complaints. The other cables (component and composite) have also worked flawlessly.

Carlos

SONALIS
03-05-2006, 08:46 AM
I connected my H20 with HDMI and then the RazorVision, it added
a good pop to theHDMI PQ. Try it with RazorVison you will see a hell of a PQ.

Rainor
03-05-2006, 10:22 AM
Has anyone seen the same quality gain between Component and DVI?

I'm running a SharpVision xv-z12000 DLP HD2+ projector and could not see much of a difference. I was running a Samsung TS-160 HD D* receiver, not the H-20.

Auto
03-05-2006, 10:26 AM
:( I was hoping they would be about the same (HDMI and DVI), seeing how they are both uncompressed digital. While I have heard that long DVI cables dont work very well I would be using a 3ft HDMI to DVI cable for my H20. That is IF I ever got one.

Rainor
03-05-2006, 10:39 AM
HDMI and DVI do have cable-distance restrictions. I ran a comparison using 6 foot cables. I couldn't tell.

I bet the quality difference between Component RGB and DVI/HDMI is really dependant on the quality of the circuity engineered into the device. If they put a cheap A/D converter on the Component video side, then picture quality would be poor - when compared against the digital signal of DVI/HDMI.

DeMarco
03-08-2006, 12:31 PM
Did you have both connections hocked up? I wonder if this is possible?

iserum
03-08-2006, 01:20 PM
i have component and hdmi connected at the same time, i can see the difference.
my component connection is going through A/V receiver and HDMI to tv directly, when i did the comparison i connected hdmi to tv and Comp. to tv at tha same time. i think this is unique to to h20 receiver, i had Dishnetwork 811 receiver bdfore and Motrola DVR i could not see any difference between DVi/HDMI and component PQ. Over PQ of H20 is beeter than any hd i receive in the past from dishnetwork or cable.