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Buying Panasonic TH-42PW6B Tomorrow...help before I buy!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by GarethH, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. GarethH

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    I'm going to be buying this Display through Hi-Spek tomorrow!

    I will have the following devices connected up to it:

    Pioneer 747A DVD Player
    XBox (NTSC Machine) with Progressive Output
    Panasonic Digital Set-Top Box

    Whats the best methods for connecting it up. Which boards will I need to buy? I obviously need the RCA Component Board as either the XBOX will be connected to it or my DVD Player will be. Not sure which device I want connected to the VGA port!

    Now for the big question! Can I connect the Panasonic Digital box to my Pioneer 747A using RGB scart then use the loop through and going out via the Component on the DVD Player? Remember I want to be able to run Progressive Output from the 747A!

    Thanks in advance...btw i've searched the forum but no help! Please answer if you can!
     
  2. Jasonjo

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    I am surprised you are gettting it from hispek, as I imagine forum sponsors like av-sales and nexnix could offer better prices with much better after sales service (hispec are ok, but not great IMHO)

    I dont think you can use the RGB scart loop through unless you output scart from the 747A e.g. you cannot use it as a RGB=>component converter if that is what you were thinking.

    As you want to run both the 747 and Xbox as compment prog scan you will either need to use an amp to switch the compnent input or put one of them into the VGA port and configure it for component. I sounds like you will also need a scart board for your digibox, but you could buy an RGB2YUV box to also send this via your AV amp. All this is based upon the assumption that you have an AV amp that can switch component inputs - If not, you could try getting a YUV switchbox to do the switching.

    So, some options as follows:

    1.

    747 into AV amp via component cable
    Xbox into AV amp via component cable
    Digibox into AV amp using a JS Tech RGB2YUV box
    AV amp component output into RCA comp board (or VGA input using an 3RCA=>DB15(VGA) cable)

    2.

    747 into YUV switchbox via component cable
    Xbox into YUV switchbox via component cable
    Digibox into YUV switchbox using a JS Tech RGB2YUV box
    Switchbox component output into RCA comp board (or VGA input using an 3RCA=>DB15(VGA) cable)

    3.

    747 into the VGA port using a 3RCA=>DB15(VGA) cable
    Xbox into an RCA component terminal board on the panny
    Digibox into scart board on the panny using RGB

    4.

    Digibox into scart board on the panny
    DVD into scart input on the Digibox using loopthrough
    Xbox into the VGA port using a 3RCA=>DB15(VGA)

    Don't forget that the VGA port can be used for both RGB and component, so you dont always have to go for the RCA component board if you has something that can switch component into a single output.

    Have a chat with Joe @ www.tmfsolutions.co.uk with ref to the YUV switch boxes and best methods of connecting...

    Hope this helps...

    JJ

    P.S. Good luck, it is a great screen and you will love it!!! :smashin:
     
  3. Jasonjo

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    P.P.S

    Hi Spek - PW6 (no extras) - £2500

    AV-Sales - PW6 + Mount + Terminal Board + Others + Delivery - £2500

    Av-Sales - PWD6 (Black) + Mount + Terminal Board +Delivery - £2250

    Nexnix - PWD6 (Black) + Mount + Terminal Board +Delivery - £2250

    Just a thought ;)

    JJ
     
  4. GarethH

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    Hi-Spek will do the same as my friend works there! ...i.e. 1 terminal board + Mount + Delivery + Panasonic Digital box for £2589. I'm also going to be doing in 0% 12 months credit...i.e. i can put the £2589 in my ISA :). However, if you know that AV sales do 0% Credit then i'd go via them (due to their excellent feedback i've heard).

    Still debating on the extra RCA terminal board...can they be fitted easily later on?
     
  5. CARLOS

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    Yes, Just remove a couple of screws and slot the board in then fit screws back in.

    You would have to take the Plasma off the wall first if wall mounted !
     

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