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Why won't my older DVD player work w/ my new TV?

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by Bobcat, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    Have a very cheap DVD player (Protron PD-800) connected to my new TV (Samsung PN43D450 plasma 720p/600hz).
    I've tryed component cables and S-video w/ L-R audio.

    Could the player be to old or incompatible w/ newer technology?
     
  2. EchoWars

    EchoWars Hiding in Honduras Subscriber

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    Nope...if you tell the Samsung to display what's on the component inputs, it should do so without issues.
     
  3. human1138

    human1138 Kwisatz Haderach

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    The component cables with give you much higher video quality over the S-Video. Like Echo stated, it's most likely just a matter of switching your TV to the correct input. The DVD player is certainly compatible.
     
  4. Bobcat

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    Sooo... I found the DVD player manual and it says the player must be in Progressive Scan mode to work w/ component video. A simple push of the remote "PSCAN" button got me back in service.

    Thanks for the responses!
     
  5. BankShot

    BankShot A Work In Progress

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    And our AK forum scores again.............:banana::banana::banana: That's what this forum is all about, what just happened here. Two responding posts and "problem solved". Enjoy that new Samsung TV Bobcat. Nice set you bought for yourself.............:thmbsp:
     
  6. js1138

    js1138 Super Member

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    Trying not to drift off topic, has anyone done a direct comparison of component video against digital? Using the same source and monitor?
     
  7. Draycos

    Draycos Active Member

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    I've done something like that. I have a Panasonic BluRay player that has both HDMI and component out connected to a small Dynex HDTV. The Dynex has a resolution of 720p. I connected the blu ray with both component and HDMI and I personally could not see a difference. However component video only supports up to 720p if I am not mistaken so you would definitely see a difference on a 1080p TV.

    Also you need the HDMI to have 7.1 surround as optical and coax digital audio connections only support up to 6.1, again, if I am not mistaken. Since the TV only has stereo speakers built in that aspect wasn't a concern.
     

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