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Automatic aspect switching for plasmas. Interested in beta testing?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Stuart Wright, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Stuart Wright

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    Those people who answered 'yes' to the question of purchasing an aspext ratio switcher for plasmas are invited to take part in a trial of a pre-production unit with your plasma.
    You would be posted a unit, you would test it out for a day and give your impressions and report problems to a specified place. Then you would post it on to the next tester.
    Interested?
     
  2. esta56

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    Hi Stuart

    I didn't see your original thread on this subject but as I've only had my screen for two weeks it is not until you actually start using one in an everyday situation that the convenience of an automatic aspect switcher is realised.

    I'm assuming that this is a unit that would detect the the correct aspect ratio of a source signal and change the display accordingly. This would be very useful when trawling through the channels on my Cable box as they do vary.

    Anyway, hopefully I've undertood you correctly and if I'm not too late (as I didn't respond before) I would certainly be interested in beta testing a pre-production unit.

    Regards
     
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    I would be interested, as long as it's not yet! Currently without plasma, but coming very soon. NEC will do nicely, I might have more than 1, and will own up on the boards if that becomes the case....Fuji may not be represented, I might be able to do that too.
     
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    Like esta56, I've had my screen only a short while and the "manual" switching is a frustration - especially when a programme and adverts have different aspects!

    Be very interested to see the product and more than happy to beta test a unit.

    Hitachi 42PMA400E Plasma
     
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    Spectre, definitely interested in beta testing an aspect changer. I still can't get over the fact that a £3K piece of kit can't do something that a basic £300 widescreen tele can. Does it work with any make of plasma?
     
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    I'd be up for some beta testing!

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    We need to know which makes and models you have. Needless to say, we have access to Panasonic and Pioneer displays in abundance. Anyone out there using an NEC or LG display who would like to take part? If your signature doesn't include your plasma model, would you mind editing your posts to add in the information.

    Thanks.
     
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    Beta testing!
     
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    MAW, that would be great if you do get an NEC in. These screens just don't seem to be as popular on the Forums as Pioneer and Panasonic. We know that the product will be of more interest to existing owners of older panels with no SCART input boards or 'media boxes', NEC included. If you end up with a Fujitsu at the same time, even better!
     
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    Can't understand it with the NEC, all that lovely warranty!. It's had a mediocre review recently, in the same issue that gave a stunning review to the JVC panel based on the NEC panel the VP4 replaced!!! I can find no fault with it.
     
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    I've got the NEC VP4S and would be happy to do a nights testing if you like. Use Pace Twin via JS RGB to YUV convertor as TV source.

    On the VP4, I only have one issue with it image wise - colour banding on larger areas of skin tones on panning/faster moving shots. Otherwise it's a great screen - better than the 5 series Pana/Tosh that I had for a short while (returned due to buzzing). It's got great connectivity and warranty, good menus/set up etc...still seems to be a rare choice tho'
     
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    Thanks RossC, you seem like our target market i.e. already using a JS device into the display to get best picture quality. I've been using an early prototype for a while now and I have to say it's a delight to have this basic function taken care of automatically.

    All we need now are Fujitsu and LG.
     
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    I'll be having a fuji for certain, just not sure which model yet, do they all use the same control?
     
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    The unit has been programmed to work with the entire current Fujitsu range, so it doesn't matter which one you test it with.
     
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    I would be happy to try it out.
    (Hitachi 400E and JS RGB to Component convertors.
    $ky, Freeview, DVD, D-VHS, Hi Def D-VHS.)
    Regards.
     
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    Ok Andrew_B happy to help...
     
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    Ooo.. didn't see the original thread, but i'd be very interested

    Panasonic 5 series industrial version (the non-consumer one)
    Sky+ via JS RGB > VGA
     
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    Hello,

    I have an LG MZ42PZ13 and would be happy to do some testing if required.

    regards,

    Gary.
     
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    Thank you Gary, what is your setup in addition to the LG display, i.e. how is your digibox hooked up the the panel? I'm glad that we have an LG at last! A soon as MAW gets a Fujitsu in, we'll have the whole set, unless anyone out there has one already and wants to be in the test.
     
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    I currently use a SKY+ box / DVD and Video (Rarely) all currently running over Svideo switched using a Sony AV Amp.
    Hope this helps.

    Gary
     
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    Andrew_B

    After my aspect ratio switching epiphany I'd like to beta test too -- and you know I'd be good. ;)

    Please arrange for me to be added to tester list.

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    Is it too late to sign up to the beta.

    I have a Hitachi 42PMA400E with sky on composite and a Toshiba SD43 DVD.

    Dave
     
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    I'm due to get an installation next week - NEC 42VP4 plasma, Denon 3803 receiver, Denon 2900 player, joining an existing sky+ box, Panasonic HS2 recorder.

    Plan is to hook the 2900 to 3803 via component, and the sky+ -> JS converter -> HS2 recorder -> receiver, using the component uplink receiver -> plasma. (Hope that's right!)

    If any of these elements are still needed for your testing, I would be happy to help out
    Stevie
     
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    When's it my turn to test?

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    In typical new product development style, there have been one or two delays in the production of the prototypes, but nearly every issue has now been resolved. We are only a week or two away at most from commencing the beta testing, so hold tight!

    I want to thank everybody for being patient, the timing between beta testing and production should be quite short and we expect to be able to deliver the production units in quantity well in time for Christmas delivery.
     
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    If you need a Pioneer 433MXE using a JS Tech RGB->YUV converter (DVD->Sky Digi->JS Tech->Amp->Plasma) for the testing, let me know :)

    Will be glad to help out.

    regards

    Gary
     
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    Stuart,

    I also did not notice your original. DEFINITELY I would like to try and test with the new Pio PDP-434HDE.
     
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    I’m definatly in too.

    I have the Fujitsu P50XHA10
     

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