80/20 Rule and Panasonic 42PWD7

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  1. bigtired

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    A previous thread has convinced me that buying a dirt cheap plasma is false economy IF you do have the capacity to throw a few more quid and get a more establised panel. MAW recommended the above as a good entry panel.

    I need some advice re how easy it would be to attach my home cinema and SKY+.

    The home cinema I have is the Sony DAV-S880. The connections it has on the back are Video 1 (6 jacks Audio IN RL and Video, and ditto OUT), Video 2 (Audio IN RL and Video), Component Video Out (3 jacks Y, PB/CB, PR/CR), Monitor Out (Video/S Video jacks). There is no scart.

    SKY+ has scarts and other jacks (not had a proper look!).

    Could someone please advise if i need anything else other than the panel to connect the above the must effective way?

    Thanks

    Justin
     
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    personally i would get the bnc component board to connect the dvd player (and a rca to bnc component cable) and then connect sky to the vga input on the screen (standard) with a js rgb to vga converter (about £120 plus a scart cable and a vga to vga cable)
     
  3. hornydragon

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    for a cheaper optio AV-sa;les are doing the Dual slot baord for +£50 with a PWD7 panel so just get that and connect DVD via component and Sky+ S-video dead easy very cheap excellent performance
     
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    Thanks HD.

    MEP thanks too but I did not understand one bit of your answer :rolleyes:
     
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    sorry mate......well first HD is right that is cheapest option....but my option better quality for sky. If you have component out on your dvd player (3 coax cables red, green, blue) you can get a component input board for teh panny to connect it up. There are two adapetr types: rca and bnc....rca is just a usual connection (like the red/white stereo cables) bnc is a push and twist connecter (similar to a bayonet light bulb) bnc is cheaper but exactly teh same apart from teh physical connection. and this is teh js converter http://www.js-technology.com/produc...id=33&osCsid=8fe3d6c7b85f5986417e6e9cae5da49f
     
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    good on yer BigTired..great panel...
     
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    bigtired

    Why not get in touch with MAW and ask for a price inc pre configuration, installation etc - whatever seems most suitable for your requirements.

    Best regards

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    Whereabouts in N. Wales? I have a lot of connections there, used to climb pretty intensively in my younger days.
     
  9. hornydragon

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    LOL i may wll be up there in the next month the costal llyn tho not the rocky it!!!!
     
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    hi,

    I am looking to get the same package, however rather than an ntl box, i have a topfield pvr. Initially i was going to go for the JS converter and connect the toppy to that, but I have since found out that the topfield can output component from scart. This has confused me (im a bit hazy on cables). :confused:

    Does anyone have any advice on which way to go?
     
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    If the toppy can do component via scart then this is going to a cheaper option, all you need is a rare but findable cable and connect to component input on panel. you may want to consider a video switcher of some sort, AV amp or dedocated box
     
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    thanks horny

    yeah part of my plan is to also get an av amp and new dvd player.

    so can i feed both the dvd player and toppy into the av amp and connect that straight to the component board on the pw7?

    if so that would be perfect
     
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    yeps!
     
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    excellent. i am still new to this game and im still picking through the miriad of options available.. oh and getting that oh so usual 'budget creep' :)
     

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