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Panasonic SA-XR70 video bandwidth spec.

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Just wanted to give you all an update after finally getting an answer from Panasonic tech support regarding the bandwidth for video switching on these units.

They claim it will pass 720p and 1080i at 50mHz.
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I was just wondering this myself, would 50mhz degrade the signal?
This shouldn't degrade the signal much if at all, since HDTV supposedly requires a bandwidth of 37mHz.

As an owner of the XR70, I haven't noticed any signal degredation when using this unit to switch HD signal (much to my surprise actually).
From Crutchfield's website:

"Component video connections are found on most DVD players and HDTV tuners, and on a growing number of TVs and A/V receivers. However, this type of connection can vary in bandwidth from unit to unit. To pass progressive-scan DVD signals without noticeable softening of the picture, a component video connection should have bandwidth of 12 MHz or higher; passing HDTV signals without softening requires bandwidth of 30MHz or higher. If you are only slightly shy of the required bandwidth for the signal you're viewing and your TV is 36" or less, the picture softening may be extremely subtle, or even unnoticeable. "

FWIW, I am running both my HDTV cable and DVD through the component connections on my XR70 and it looks exactly the same as running it straight through.
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