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I am once again in the market for a HDTV. I just sold my Toshiba TW56X81.


Have not kept up with new developments, so this may be a dumb question.


Are there any RP HDTV sets that allow me to hook a HTPC directly to it ie. via DB15 video connector like standard computer monitors ? I am only interested in Rear Projection Sets.


Also if the above was not a limiting factor ... whats the best bang for the buck on >56" sets ?


Thanks


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Some technoid may jump all over me, but isn't that a standard VGA connector? If so, then the RCA MM series RPTVs all had VGA connectors to hook up with the DTC-100 last time I looked. But you needn't limit yourself to their products, as a simple VGA breakout cable can be had for around 30 bucks that will enable hookup to a RGB-HV equipped set (pretty standard, like the Sony's). Many sets do only have component inputs, and an adapter is also available for those for a bit over 100 bucks.

Good luck.

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I believe you can also include any set with the 5-wire RGBHV inputs. You just get a set of cables to convert between them (Radio Shack reportedly has them but you also have to get BNC->RCA adaptors too. A couple of bucks more.


I believe some Mits have DB-15 connectors but their limited to standard VGA. However, they also have RGBHV 5-wire inputs (RCA connectors). I think Mits are pretty sticky about the resolution you send to it (standard only). Perhaps the HTPC forum here has more info.


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Agree that a resolution restriction on VGA is important to pin down. Seems pretty fuzzy in many cases. For example, while my Philips 64PH9905 manual lists 800X600 as a maximum computer or other progressive input for my DB15 VGA connection, the designer of the set pointed out I could actually feed any HDTV-type signal into it--the same signals I'd put into the HD connections (5 dual-function RGBHV/YPrPb BNC-type jacks). -- John
 
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