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Best connection for dvd viewing on a dell2405fpw?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Nixeh, 17 Feb 2006.

  1. Nixeh

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    Currently got a multiregional dvd player rigged up to my Dell2405fpw via composite. Ive noticed it seems to get a bit patchy in high saturated colours and gets a kinda like crosshatch pattern.

    Which connection would be best to use?

    The dvd player outputs to scart, composite and coaxial.
     
  2. Aruffell

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    Coaxial be best.
     
  3. Nixeh

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    Coaxial to what to be precise. Dont really wanna get something like coaxial to composite if its bottlenecked by the composite and causes a fuzzy picture.
     
  4. badbob

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    That's digital audio. :rolleyes:

    DVD players should have composite, S-video, Component, SCART with RGB, HDMI, VGA or DVI.

    At least use Component or SCART RGB. If you've got a fancier player use HDMI.

    Audio is transmitted either from L/R downmix, 5.1 DD/DTS decoder builtin, optical and digital outputs. If you've got external DAC/multi speaker processing ie DD/DTS use digital outputs.

    Not sure how you would connect a DVD player to a PC monitor, I guess VGA or DVI/HDMI. My DVD player has VGA output.
     
  5. Aruffell

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    Sorry, i meant Component.

    If it has s-video use that, if not then component will be best as the monitor doesn't have scart.

    Andy
     
  6. Smiley Man

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    the 2405 has component

    i use component to connect my dvd recorder and the pic seems pretty good :)
     
  7. Nixeh

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    yeah composite is a bit patchy. the dvd player does have s-video out but doesnt have component.

    Prices i have seen for component cables are roughly £20+, i bought my scart to composite for £3

    Not sure if this will get frowned upon but anyone got any good highstreet shops where i can pick up component cables cheap, or a cheap good quality component manufacturer. would be a great help.
     
  8. badbob

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  9. Nixeh

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    Correct me if im wrong but thats just the bog standard cable without the connectors. Done a search there on component and couldnt find anything
     
  10. badbob

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    You can get reels/length of cables but also ready made cables, or custom cables. I have some of their RCA-RCA coaxial 3M, about £7 per cable.

    Is your monitor BNC? DVD player? or RCA on both?
     
  11. Smiley Man

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    if the dvd player doesnt have component whats the point in buying a component cable?

    it seems the best connection you have on both the dvd player and monitor is svideo - so use that