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Best Plasma setup!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by RHCP, Aug 25, 2005.

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    What is the best way to setup a plasma and equipment?

    I'm thinking it's a dvd player with component.
    An xbox with component.
    A freeview box with a js convertor (from scart to component)

    All going through components on an av amp, into a one component on the plasma!

    Is this the right way to go about things for best picture??


    I'll be getting a panny pwd8
    A denon avr-1705 or Pioneer vsx-d814 (which is better?) :rolleyes:
     
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    If you need a freeview box, get one with component out already. Saves £140 for the converter. Netgems are £65 at BT, the mighty Topfield is £280 or so, with 160Gb HDD recording, various places.
     
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    Really! Were can i buy one of these? :)

    oh! BT! :suicide:

    No can't find the netgem on bt's website.

    does anyone know is the bt iplayer+ has a component out on it? (looks a funky piece of kit)

    http://www.shop.bt.com/invt/011613
     
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    Netgem from BT yes, it's a bargain, it's less than trade price. You thought about recording though? The topfield does that with twin tuners, saving you one component in your system.
     
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    Hmmmmmm!

    On a bit of a bit of a budjet!

    Was going to order the panasonic pwd7, now decided on pwd8 for the 4 years warranty and hd connection.

    Realised yesterday that i would need a new amp, been quoted £450 for a marantz, but i think that the denon avr-1705 will do.

    At least i don't have to buy the convertor now. decisions decisions :rolleyes:

    Cheers Maw :smashin:

    P.S. will the denon do?
     
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    Not really my cup of tea, but you need 3 component inputs, so are a bit limited for choice. All the others, though better, cost more. I'd most certainly recommend an Onkyo 603 over the Marantz, cheaper too, but not that much. Cheaper Onkyos only have 2 component inputs.
     
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    I know I'm a bit of a skint flint and trying to do everything on the cheap! The denon has got 3 components in though. Is there a big difference in the quality?

    Also, Is the internet best going through the iplayer or from a computer through a vga cable? :)

    The iplayer is £89 on BT, anywhere else sells it for £69, told you i was a skint flint :devil:
     
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    ********, its only got 2 component in's. :eek:

    What would you recommend for a skint flint? :)
     
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    LOL I'm out of date! I buy my netgems from BT, or last lot I did! Even though I have a netgem account. BTW the BT version is not TUTV compatible, the cam slot is nobbled, some of the other cheap ones are ex BT, a complicated story. The internet on Netgem is usable though limited, you can't stream the movie trailers for instance. The denon is a bargain for those 3 component inputs. Nothing else out there has that. It ain't the finest amp on the planet, at that cost I think I'd live with it. Surely it's about 1/2 the cost of the Marantz! No such thing as a free lunch mate.
     
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    !!!! 1920 it will have to be, then.
     
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    1920?? :confused:
     
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    Beg your pardon, AVR1910, confused myself!! It's new out.
     
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    is that a denon or ?,

    no match of google or avforum! :)
     
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    Yep that looks like the one for me, cheapest price i've seen is £288! Sounds like a bargain. :smashin:
     
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    I can't think of anything more suited to your purpose for the money. The only improvement would be component video upconversion, for single cable connection of any source you plug in, like your digital camera, mate's consoles etc. Some other amps also offer independent zone 2 video, which enables you to switch PinP on the PWD panasonic, just a toy but fun to do.
     

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