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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by lei179, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. lei179

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    Hi all as a new member ive been reading threads all weekend and have decided to go for the pw6,i just have a few questiond regarding connectivity,i have the following to connect but am unsure the best way to go.

    1x Cable box (telewest)
    2x dvd players neither have component out (scart only)
    1 vhs

    i will also need to connect an xbox and maybe a pc to use as a mp3 server.

    1) In your wisdom which board(s) or converter box(s) would i need?
    2) with a wall mounted screen how far would it pertrude from the wall and would it be possible to sink it into a recess cut into the wall??
    3) would it be best to upgrade to a av receiver for better connectivity??

    alot of questions i know,but i want to get this right.

    Thank you

    Lei.
     
  2. lei179

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    Ok,so maybe i should have read a bit more Ok,so maybe i should have read a bit more i think ive narrowed it a bit,
    would this be the best option fo my circumstances ?

    pw6 with scart board
    js box

    connect cable box to js box
    connect dvd to scart
    dilemma still is how to connect xbox(modded)to plasma ?
    also connect pc if vga slot is taken up by js box.

    sorry for such a newbie question answered probally a thousand times but im going shopping saturday,and i should be looking forward to it not dreading making a mistake.

    cheers guys.

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    If you want your modded xbox to output progressive signals (I'm told it's worth it) then you need to do that via Component (and the advanced AV pack from MS)

    If £100 odd isn't going to break the bank I'd get both the scart and component boards, and hook it up like :

    Cable to "JS scart to VGA convertor", and then to VGA on plasma
    xbox to component on plasma
    DVD to scart.
    PC to VGA (need to unplug your cable connection first!)

    There are lots of other options (including scart switchers, or converting all signals to component and then using a component switch, or buying an AV Amp and using that to convert to one format) etc.

    It might be wirth while looking and seeing whether replacing your DVD player (for example) with one which has component out would simplify your cabling (for not much more money, and give you a better picture!)

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