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£2500 to spend on a plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by maximus desimus, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. maximus desimus

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    Hi all
    ive talked the other half into a new plasma (first1 ever)

    ive got £2500 to spend
    im after Hdtv compatable for sky
    i have sky+ at the moment
    im looking for a 42 incher
    also a decent cabinet stand
    i have seen a jvc but it only has 3 out of 4 hdtv resalutions no good for sky hd jvc is 720p 60hz i was told sky hd will be 720p 50hz any help on this aswell please

    any advice or help please
    please be gentle as im a total noob

    thanks for any help

    cheers
    Maximus :hiya:
     
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    The Panasonic TH42PHD8 is the one everyone is raving about at present, gonna order one myself in the coming weeks.

    Will set you back about £2200 for the panel, another £140 for the HDMI board and another £100 on top of that for the stand.

    Bargain :D

    Edit: You will probably need about £50 of cables for your current kit too, the panel comes with composite bnc, s-video board only :/

    It can however support component through the inbuilt VGA connection. Again, about £65 for the cable :/
     
  3. maximus desimus

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    Hi
    thanks for the relpy and info
    im looking to buy yesterday as every day wasted my other half keeps changing her mind

    i also have a dvd 5.1 kit to connect
    which are the best connections and leaeds to use for both sky+ and dvd player

    thanks for anymore help advice
    Maximus :clap:
     
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    I'm assuming Sky+ has an RGB scart connection (I only have basic Sky box), in which case, a JS Tech RGB2VGA converter may be a good bet since it seems to produce a good picture, according to reports, and makes use of the inbuilt VGA connection.

    DVD depends, either a component board (the BNC one is pretty cheap) or HDMI board if your player supports it.

    Alternatively, if your DVD is component, you could get a JS RGB2YUV converter for the Sky+ and JS Component master switcher to connect both of these to the VGA port via a JS YUV2VGA converter, but this works out a little more expensive than the first option, I think.
     
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    theo, thats more expensive than necessary, scart board (reportedly works better than in previous pannys), and dvd via component into VGA, then HDMI when you need it :)

    however, the pv500 looks better suited to your question, with built in sound
     
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    Hi thanks for all your help
    my dvd is a sony dav-s 800 on the back it has a s-video output that im using now(s-vide to scart)it doesnt have a scart socket but it also has video outputs i think these are comonent im not sure
    would i be best using s-video to s-video on the panny 500
    also any advice where to buy one im totaly sold on one of these with a cabinet stand

    thanks for any more help
    Maximus :hiya:
     
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    component :)
     
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    hi all
    where do i get these leads and which is the best way to connect to the panny 500
    thanks
    Maximus :hiya:
     

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