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#176906 - 09/19/07 09:04 AM Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player
aouimet Offline
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Hey,

My tv is old (2001) but still works great, so i have no reason to upgrade. It runs 720P great, but i want to buy an HD DVD player. I have a Onkyo 605, so it has HDMI1.3 What I want to do is run the HDMI cable to the receiver from the dvd player (most likely a Toshiba A20) and also run component cables from the DVD player to the TV directly.
What i need to know is a) will the receiver decode the audio even though the video is not getting passed through the HDMI out to the TV since my TV does not have this;
and b) will the component cables still output video even if i have an HDMI cable running out of the DVD player. In other words, does running HDMI 'shut off' all the other outputs?

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#176907 - 09/19/07 10:00 AM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: aouimet]
Hutzal Offline
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I don't believe so. You will be able to get HDMI audio, however, the player will know that you are using component cables and thus will not upscale SD DVDs to HD.

I have an A20 but my HDMI cables have not arrived yet so I can't help you out.

It would probably be better to ask this question here at avsforum


Edited by Hutzal (09/19/07 10:01 AM)
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#176908 - 09/19/07 10:43 AM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: Hutzal]
aouimet Offline
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Thats ok, Im not concerned about upscaling SD dvds, i just want to play HD dvds at 720p and get the HD audio that comes with HD DVD
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#176909 - 09/19/07 10:49 AM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: aouimet]
Hutzal Offline
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By "I don't believe so" I meant that your setup will probably work...not sure why I said it that way...
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#176910 - 09/19/07 11:28 AM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: aouimet]
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I think this setup should work fine, you should also be able to run your HDMI to the receiver for sound and run component straight from the HD DVD to the TV for video.
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#176911 - 09/19/07 11:35 AM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: aouimet]
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You ask an interesting question….. I don’t know for sure… Your best bet is to download the player’s manual and read up on it or do as Rob suggests and ask the HD fanatics at AVS (they tend to get just a weeee bit carried away at times).

I think, but not sure…., that you may be asking the player do something that it can not do. You are basically asking if the both HDMI and Component outputs of the HD player are live at the same time. I have not tried this configuration, so I don’t know what will happen. Considering the restrictive nature of DRM and HD copy write protection, I’m betting on red ( NO ).

Another option would be to rout HMDI to the 605 and component out of the 605 to your display but I don’t think that will work either. If HD data comes in on HMDI, I do not think it can be output component.

If you find out for sure what is allowed, please post back. I have a spare HD player and an older 720 TV with component inputs that my son uses. He’s been bugging me to hook up the HD player.
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#176912 - 09/19/07 12:17 PM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: michael_d]
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Since it was easy for me to check this with my setup, I disconnected The HDMI cables from the TV and ran component cables directly from the TV to the HD-XA2 , leaving the HDMI from the receiver to the XA2 intact.
Picture and HD sound both work fine.
I also reconnected the HDMI to the TV along with the component cables and was able to get a picture off both inputs from the TV, It appears the XA2 keeps several of the outputs live.
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#176913 - 09/19/07 12:20 PM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: HomeDad]
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I believe it will be the same way with the A20...
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#176914 - 09/19/07 12:27 PM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: Hutzal]
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Can you tell what input resolution the TV is accepting with component?? And are you still getting Multi channel PCM via HDMI??
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#176915 - 09/19/07 12:47 PM Re: Will this setup work with an HD-DVD player [Re: michael_d]
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Mike, I can't tell what resolution my TV is accepting it's a 720p and the XA2 shows outputting 1080i, the picture through the HDMI connection is cleaner though. I do know the XA2 will only do 1080p through HDMI.
And yes I'm still getting Multi channel PCM via HDMI. through my receiver.
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