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£1700 to spend but what ???

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ttwarren, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. ttwarren

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    looking for best picture i can get 42" is about the size i want ease of set up may be an issue i thought you just tuned them in as with crt or is there more to it getting more confused the more i read is there somewhere to learn whats what ? [in plain english ] basically i dont want to make a very expensive mistake please if poss could someone point me in the right direction :(
     
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    do a search round soem of teh simialr questions aked over the last few days...like this one http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219487....basically you can go the plasma tv route and as you say you just turn it on (has built in tuner and speakers) or you can go teh seperates route (like in Hi Fi) buying just a screen, which is really no more than a monitor and then connecting external kit like sky+ or freeview and a surround system that takes a feed from sky, your dvd player, etc.
     
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    i have denonav3801 sony 725 dvd mission 773 fronts b&w centre mission 77s x4 rears psb sub and sky so is a monitor the best route as i dont need tuner spks ect have been looking at panny pw7 would this be good choice or not easy to set up
     
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    Should be straight forward - you are best to use component with your 725 so you will need to buy a component board for the PW7.
    I am not sure what connectors are on sky+, if it is SCART you will probably be best to go for the RGB-VGA connector, then go in to the plasma with a VGA cable.
    Any other ideas?
     
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    Spot on MAL mate (PS got your DVD 25 yet?)
     
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    an excellent choice...i have pw7 and pwd7...both are superb
     
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    ok pwd with component input is there anything else i need other than decent cables will still have couple of hundred left and if i havent got a great picture im not going to hear the last of it off her indoors
     
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    42PWD7 with component input
    don't forget to add for wall or deskmount
    JS Technology RGB to YUV converter (to convert Sky signal into component)
    Scart lead (to go from Sky into converter)
    3 component leads (DVD to amp, converter to amp, amp to plasma)
    audio leads presumably already in place

    or

    42PWD7 with component input
    don't forget to add for wall or deskmount
    JS Technology RGB to VGA converter (to convert Sky signal into VGA)
    Scart lead (to go from Sky into converter)
    1 VGA lead (converter to plasma for Sky signal)
    1 component lead (DVD to plasma)
    audio leads presumably already in place

    VGA approach gives fractionally better picture quality and allows picture in picture. However using component converter for Sky allows switching video through the AV amp which is at least a little simpler for the other half. This way there is no need to select input on plasma screen (it will always display component feed dictated by the amp) and you can leave that remote control tucked away somewhere (Sky remote will power on and off the plasma).
     

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