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Connecting DVI to Sony fwd50px1

Chillin-the-Mo
02-02-2008, 11:31 AM
Hi and thanks for any help. I have been researching this on my own and mostly find answers on forums so I decided to register and try to get my answer in one place.

I have a sony fwd 50px1. For component inputs it only has rgb/component (d-sub 15-pin) which is to accept an HD analog component signal (Y/Pb/Pr). I have a Motorola DCT 6208 dvr coming Monday. The manual I see online shows only a DVI output (actually both have s video but I would prefer component connection). So, my question is mainly will I be able to connect the dvi to my plasma, and if so, will I need any kind of converter that I should buy before the cable company comes to install the dvr.

Additionally, would I be losing any kind of performance because the component signal is analog and not digital?

Thanks again for any help.

Bigloww
02-02-2008, 12:03 PM
Hi and thanks for any help. I have been researching this on my own and mostly find answers on forums so I decided to register and try to get my answer in one place.

I have a sony fwd 50px1. For component inputs it only has rgb/component (d-sub 15-pin) which is to accept an HD analog component signal (Y/Pb/Pr). I have a Motorola DCT 6208 dvr coming Monday. The manual I see online shows only a DVI output (actually both have s video but I would prefer component connection). So, my question is mainly will I be able to connect the dvi to my plasma, and if so, will I need any kind of converter that I should buy before the cable company comes to install the dvr.

Additionally, would I be losing any kind of performance because the component signal is analog and not digital?

Thanks again for any help.

I am almost sure that Motorola HD DVR has component video out. I don't know a HD STB that does not. And from the specs I seen doing a quick search, it has Component, DVI, S-video and composite.

Since the Plasma is a monitor without DVI or HDMI :( , no way to use that option (unless you go with a HDV/HDMI to RBG converter, but they can run $$$).. I know some Plasma monitors like Panny and Pioneer offer expansion video cards you can add/switch out like HDMI, but no clue about the Sony's..

http://broadband.motorola.com/dvr/downloads/DCT6200-08_UserGuide.pdf

All component connections are analog. You TV will simply do the analog to digital conversion. DVI and HDMI are digital but many including me can NOT see much if any PQ difference between component and HDMI. It can depend on the display however. I used both for my Vip-622 and see no diff. Don't use S-video. It does not support HD and would be a waste of money for HD programming..

rbinck
02-02-2008, 02:31 PM
In looking up your TV it appears it is a European model. The specs indicate there is some sort of method of connecting component video through the VGA port. So assuming you have the cables, you should be all set there.

But I also noticed the set has a DVI connection which would allow either a DVI or a HDMI output on the STB to be connected also.

Chillin-the-Mo
02-02-2008, 03:09 PM
Thank you both.

Rbinck, the vgs port you refer to is the RGB/COMPONENT port correct? Do you mean I need something like this?

(sorry, I need a few more posts to show you the picture)

or can I just have a cable made with correct corresponding pins?

Chillin-the-Mo
02-02-2008, 03:45 PM
I am starting to think that what got me confused was the rgb vs vga. I guess the same female port can be used for either. Therefore, it isn't an rgb port I would be using but rather a component vga?

Is that what you were telling me rbinck?

rbinck
02-02-2008, 09:56 PM
I'm not sure about that set, but generally the 15 pin D sub will be a VGA port which is RGBVH, the signals separated over 5 wires. Component is carried on 3 wires. Some sets will have the ability with a particular cable to connect component video to the 15 pin D sub as well. Many projectors will use this method. You should be able to get a VGA to component cable for that set according to what I read about it.