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Another connectivity issue!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dazek, May 6, 2005.

  1. dazek

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    Hi - i have just upgraded my system after 5 or 6 years (of the old one not being touched!) - i seem to have completely forgotten what i knew (which wasn't a lot) - bring in DVD recorders and now I am stuffed!!

    any advice on connecting the following would be gratefully received!!

    Panasonic TH42PE50 Plasma
    Panasonic DMres10 DVD Recorder
    Panasonic Sky Box
    Sony DB STR-DB940 amp
    Mission 6 Pack Speakers

    I seem to be able to connect the RF cables in about 27 possible combinations and scarts in a further 23! (I am leaving my video recorder out of it all for the minute till i get my head around it!) - I also notice my new DVD player doesnt seem to have a co-axial slot - does this mean my £50 coaxial cable is now defunct and i have to use an optical lead???

    many thanks

    darius
     
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    bttt - can anyone at least point me in right direction!

    i have component leads for dvd recorder. do i still connect sky box to the tv via scart and then join the dvd recorder and sky box separately???

    unfortunately the literature for different products contradict each other!!
     
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    you can connect the Sky box via DVD-r or direct to TV upto you
     
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    is there no quality loss running sky box thru the dvd-r. Can you run the sky box thru the dvd-r even when using component connections.

    r u saying there is no difference doing either???

    thanks for the reply!
     
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    I'm not saying there is no difference but you can do it (DVD-R needs to be on to do the RGB>YUV conversion and may cause lipsync delay
    I would personally do thie:
    DVDR>Pe50 (component)
    Sky>DVD-R (composite yuk...)
    Sky>PE-50 (RGB scart)
    all audio to AMP inc TV
     
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    hi mate

    pretty much what I have done but have connected sky to dvd-r with a scart. only thing is composite picture from dvd is in black & white!!! more research!

    thanks

    dazek
     
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    the scart you are using will Be set to s-video or DVD-R out put is, (and composite is the worst PQ so USE component
     
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    sorry - meant component - think its all sorted now mate - thanx for your help!
     

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