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42PD7200 Bits and Bobs

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Bigpants2k, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Bigpants2k

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    Hiya,

    After reading reviews and searching the web I finally opted for my first plasma, the 42PD7200.

    I have changed my settings, as per a thread I found on here (Was I supposed to leave it for a few hours before I changed my settings?).

    NTL is now looking dam fine, apart from watching Deep Blue last night where when the camera was in the see I could see lines in the darkness of the water?.

    My XBOX is connected to AV1 is this correct?, as the picture is pretty poop.

    Connected to AV2 I have my ntl box and my DVD player is connected to RGB ( I think that's what it is called), I is the first set of hole things, next to the scart connections.

    First of all, do I have my system set-up correctly and also what is the difference between RGB and component.

    Thanks
     
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    AV1 is not RGB .. just composite .. that's why the XBOX looks terrible !!

    Avoid AV1 unless you have a VCR or something that can't output RGB via SCART and doesn't have component.

    Difference between component and RGB scart .. I'll leave that to the techies however it would appear that in > 90% of cases, component performance exceeds that of RGB Scart.

    On my 7200 I have:

    DVD ===> COMPONENT

    SKY+ ----> DVD Recorder ----> AV2

    Xbox (part time) -----> AV3

    Hope this helps !


    Mark M
     
  3. Bigpants2k

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    Thankyou very much.

    Ill be changeing my xbox over tonight, to AV3.

    Did you set your plasma up with the settings off this site?
     
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    The settings from the "PD7200 picture settings" thread?
     
  5. Bigpants2k

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    yup but cant remember where i found them.

    would the settings be the same for an xbox
     
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    The settings will need to be applied for every different input.
    (Colour decoder settings seem to apply to all inputs).
    The settings in the thread are only ball-park mate.
    They may not suit you 100% but are worth a go.
    Do a search in this forum for "7200 picture settings" if you need to find them again.
    Otherwise, if you want better, get an AVIA/DVE disc.
    Better still, get an ISF.
    Bear in mind, in my experience, the run-in period is at least 200 hours, during which time the picture gets better :thumbsup:
     
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    i think some of the pq was very poor on deep blue, so i wouldn't blame your screen for that...i found a lot of it very grainy and pretty disappointing
     
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    :eek:

    Me and the missus thought it was bloody good PQ.
    And the missus knows even less than I do.
    I got what I expected, a very good pic, from mostly a blue picture.
    Similar to a cartoon, if you know what I mean.
    We were both well impressed, better than any CRT I've owned (must admit I've never owned a top notch one).
    Mind you, I did AVIA (again) my 7200 on Sunday night.
    Then again, it was a bit grainy at 2 ft when I had to help the daughter with her computer.
     
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    some of it seemed good but i found other bits poor....but then i only saw about 30 minutes of it....the polar bear was great!
     
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    Thanks again for all your help.

    What are AVIA\DVE and ISF?.

    Are they DVD'S that help you set up your plasma?

    Also did anybody see the dinosaur thingy what was on before Deep Blue?
     
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    AVIA and DVE are setup discs. ISF is a proper callibration done by professionals with expensive testing equipment.

    AVIA and DVE will no doubt give an improved picture but for that ultimate plasma experience, ISF is the way to go.
     

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