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HDMI Problems

dyers78
11-26-2007, 03:46 PM
I have my DVD connected with a HDMI cable to an Olevia 242 and when I switch the source from HDMI I have restart the DVD player for the tv to recognize the signal. So I have to turn on the TV and switch the source mode to HDMI1 before the DVD player can be started.... what a pain.

I call Olevia and their tech support blamed HDMI technology saying they had the same problems in the testing but had no solution. Is this the case with all TV's using HDMI? I am about to switch back to component cables!

jcavanaugh
11-27-2007, 08:07 AM
I belive this is an issuse dealing with HDCP? I know when HDTV's first came out there was more issues with this but I was under the impression that the manufacturers had sorted it out!:confused:

Nothing wrong with using component cables in my book! (ummm nice rich colors!):D

dyers78
11-27-2007, 08:19 AM
I have never used them before. Is the quality good? I was using s-video before and that look ok. Do components support 1080i?

If so, I am returning HDMI and going this route. Do you use the 5 cable or 3? I was planning on going with the 3 and keeping my optical for audio...does this sound like a plan???

Thanks for the help.

jcavanaugh
11-27-2007, 08:35 AM
Definietly keep the optical for audio! Gotta have the digital audio.

As for the quality of componet cables, some of us perfer component over HDMI. IMHO componet cables product deeper richer colors. Of course there are those who will disagree (Colors all seem to washed out over the HDMI).

But as ussual, the best way to find out what you like, is to hookup both and compare the results!:D

SteKbierr
11-30-2007, 04:32 AM
Ha, ha, not to worry, all of my HDMI and/or component cables have come from monoprice.

Scottnot
11-30-2007, 09:37 AM
Nothing wrong with using component cables in my book! (ummm nice rich colors!):D
Two comments:

1) I have "compared" many times and bottom line, I cannot see any difference between component and HDMI. And hardly any between input signals of 720p vs 1080i on my 1366 x 768 LCD display. Perhaps some slight differences with different content, but, bottom line, almost imperceptible, or even placebic.

2) When comparing two different inputs (component vs HDMI, or even two different component or HDMI inputs), make sure that both inputs have been similarly (and accurately) calibrated, or you will definitely see differences in brightness, contrast, tint and saturation. Just about all sets have individual settings for each input and comparing without precalibration makes little sense.

Rick-F
11-30-2007, 10:14 AM
I have my DVD connected with a HDMI cable to an Olevia 242 and when I switch the source from HDMI I have restart the DVD player for the tv to recognize the signal. So I have to turn on the TV and switch the source mode to HDMI1 before the DVD player can be started.... what a pain.

I call Olevia and their tech support blamed HDMI technology saying they had the same problems in the testing but had no solution. Is this the case with all TV's using HDMI? I am about to switch back to component cables!

If this a "standard" (480 progressive) DVD player, then there will be NO problem using the component cables. If it is an UPCONVERTING DVD player-- then you may find that it does not send a 720P/1080i signal over component. Many (I think most) upconverting DVD players do NOT upconvert over component . . . There are some that do.

jcavanaugh
11-30-2007, 10:31 AM
If this a "standard" (480 progressive) DVD player, then there will be NO problem using the component cables. If it is an UPCONVERTING DVD player-- then you may find that it does not send a 720P/1080i signal over component. Many (I think most) upconverting DVD players do NOT upconvert over component . . . There are some that do.

This is true for my DVD player.