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   On the underside is where the 15 pin PC/DTV connectors are located.  You can also plug in an audio cable that is provided if you wish to use the built in speakers.  What is surprising is that this unit operates only using analog 15 pin connectors.  It would have been an awesome addition if DVI was also added.  The last connector is the coax which protrudes from the underside of the tuner.

   On the left side you will find the RCA (red/white/yellow) and S-Video connectors.

   The unit advertises that it supports HDTV, but it actually boils down to only supporting HDTV digital television.  It does not support progressive scan, which is usual standard in higher modeled DVD players and televisions.  The LCD most likely is not able to refresh the screen one line after another, which is what HDTV ready televisions accomplish.

   Initially our goal was to obtain a HDTV ready digital converter from the cable company to test out the quality.  Unfortunately, that did not pan out and we resorted to the already available non-HDTV digital box from Scientific Atlanta.

   The first test for video quality was using RCA cables from Monster Cable.  Some say they make the best cable, some say they are way over priced.  No matter, they are RCA cables and we are going to use them.  Disregard the dust, we tested this thing for a while.

 

   We will show the results in the next page while just showing you the connections on this page.  Our next test was grabbing the analog signals directly through the tuner using the coax cable.

   The last test involved the S-Video cable with RCA's providing the audio.




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