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best picture on sky+

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by grayson, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. grayson

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    I have A PANNY 6 with component and rgb board, whats the best way to connect sky+ so i can get the best picture, at the minute i have it on rgb through scart but the picture is no where near as good as the dvd and xbox.

    I know im not going to get it as good as that, I get a small amount of grain and theres a contour efect around some objects .
    Thanks
     
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    try a rgb2vga converter or rgb2component converter..

    many think it improves the picture.
     
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    Ive found the thing that really bugs me solarisation will a converter stop this
     
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    Nope :(
     
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    what is solarisation? Is it a panel effect?

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    what will stop it or am i just stuck with it
     
  7. Jasonjo

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    Solarisation normal refers to the banding you get from light sources...they sometimes look like rings.

    It is caused by the plasma not being able to resolve the graduation of colour into a smooth transition and instead it produces a stepped approach.

    Can you get rid of it???

    Dont really think so as it is a common fault with most plasma's although some models, like the 434 I think, have reduced it quite a bit. I see it on my PWD6 quite a bit even now that I have added a good video processor (iScan HD). I think this additon has made it a little better, but not a massive improvement...

    I also tend to see it more on NTL than on DVD from memory...

    JJ
     
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    so with sdi and processor this effect should be minimised?

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    How significant will the picture improvement be with my sky+
    Yamaha pro scan dvd and xbox through an iscan ultra is it worth £500 thanks
     
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    well you can get one for alot less than £500 if you look in the classifieds ;)

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    I only want a decent sky+ image so shall i get Iscan ultra or rgb>vga converter
     
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    Hang on a mo.. surely if you don't see it with a dvd then it ain't the plasma but sky's lo res (bits per colour) digital source, surely?
     
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    My point exactly...
     
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    I`ve just sold my Iscan Ultra because it made no improvement to the Sky picture, I also had a RGB to Component converter which again made no difference.

    I`ve now just bought a JS RGB to VGA converter and finally this has made a small but worthwhile improvement :)
     
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    I would agree with this as I found the RGB2VGA to give a great picture with the Panny 6 plasma's.

    The iScan HD has improved on the RGB2VGA for NTL picture, but it also has helped far more in other area's like lipsync, video routing, anti CUE, Xbox/DVD picture etc.

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    is it worthwhile buying both then, will i need any other cables then to get it up and running? Thanks
     
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    ISF Calibration by the likes of Gordon @ Convergent is the thing most likely to get rid of solarisation -- banding in colours.

    He tweaked my screen one afternoon, and I don't think I've seen it since ... except in one scene in Finding Nemo ... but used to see it all the time on Sky.

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    One of the best ways to connect Sky to a plasma screen has always been the RGB to Plasma VGA unit (ie - what I designed). It simply gives a very pure sharp picture. Even now with SCARTs on some screen, if they have the option of connecting in via the VGA socket it's often gives a better picture.

    I've tried other solutions, including external scalars and the only alternative is the component converter for picture quality. That's why I use them in my system.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     
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    Thanks for all your help:thumbsup:
     

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