Question about Akai LCT2716 27 in. LCD Television
Just bought a Panasonic sc-pt950 home theatre that has an HDMI connection or you can use the component connections.
TV is a Hitachi HDTV with no hdmi only component connections (or s - as well). I am very new to connecting any of this but have faired ok except for...
Question 1: Should I buy a cable with one end HDMI (to attach to home theatre) with the other end the 3 prong components ( to attach to tv?) Or should I just use component connections on both? Would there be much difference? (I was that the component attachments are better than the s-video so haven't really considered this)
Question 2: Do you know if/how the remote for the Panasonic sc-pt950 works or if it does, to change tv channels. I have most of the functions all working off the home theatre remote but can't figure out how to change the tv channels??
Thank you!! Sherry
My Akai 27" LCD TV has a wide range of input connector jacks (RS232, TV co-ax, RGA. component, etc) but no HDMI connector jack. If I go from standard cable to digital HD input, can I get a high quality picture without using an HDMI cable?
1. You cannot get and HDMI and component on one cable. One is anaglod, and HDMI is digital. Use the component, the difference isnt. They are both HDTV compatible signals. S-Video is terrible, its really no better than the old-fashioned coaxial cable. After you connect the two, be sure you go into the settings on your home theater and set the output to component, progressive scan, and the the resolution your TV supports. The resolution is clearly stated in the user manual and on the box. It is probably 720p or 1080i. (Dont worry, most HD devices will revert back to the settings if they dont work. So if it goes blank or you see undesired picture, just wait up to 15 seconds and it will revert your settings. Once you are successful, the menu will ask you if you can see the picture, use the remote to select yes.)
2. The remote came possibly with an auto scanning feature, but at least has a code entry mode to program
your brand of tv to work with your remote. Look at the list of codes based on category and brand in the documentation for the home theater system. Use all the codes available for your brand unil the tv responds to the code you entered. This is very brief but the manual has very specific instructions on what to press, step by step.
And the last question is absolutely yes, the picture is about 6x better than the regular tv standard which is 480i
480i is an interlaced picture, and its 320x480 dots of color to display your picture, interlacing is basically using one horizontal line to act as 2 by quicly alternating what it draws twice per frame. Thats why standard tv seems to "jiggle" in place
Progressive Scan has a solid image, every time, that automatically doubles your quality. Definitely, you want your resolution to be as high as the tv supports and you will be satisfied.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
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