|-- Hooking it up
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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
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.