Originally Posted by Abbas
That file has somewhat decreased my excitement with the Vantage HD.
same here. or rather, worse, it made me feel very uncomfortable abt the integrity of this company. Yes HDMI has issues, no problem, we know abt it. But instead of admitting this problem it went on to say (ok, imply) HDMI is an inferior connection than analogue ?! and ask us to use analogue for SD sources ??! I mean, the whole purpose of a HDMI SD interlaced output is for such video processor product to exist. How can you categorily say use analogue only ? It's perfectly ok to say HDMI has issues. It's even ok (at least for me) to release it knowing there is HDMI problem (who doesn't ?), but please dun tell the world of videophiles component connection is better than HDMI for SD sources. It's almost like : since I can't get it, it's bad. No matter the reason it can't get HDMI issues right is not really its fault.
I just hope that document is from some real ill-informed PR department, trying to be smart to cover some issues, which were never really their fault anyway.
EDIT: okay it's late, I'm getting a bit worked up. I know it's not this company's fault. I just find this statement hard to swallow:
HDMI is only an 8-bit connection system whereas Vantage-HD has true
10-bit processing capability from input through to output on its analog video
it's implying we should use analogue inputs because vantage "has true 10 bit" blah blah and HDMI is only "8-bit". (No need to dwell into whether HDMI is just 8 bit or not. Not even relevant) I think everyone here would have thought the reason we have to
use analogue is because of HDMI compatibility issues, not
because its analogue input is superior.