Chaning Panny 6 screen settings when using a RGB2VGA converter

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  1. andyatkins

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    Reading the history of posts on Panny 6 connectvity options, I understand the view is generally that the best PQ from say a Sky+ source is via one of those JS RGB to VGA converter jobbies.

    But I also understand that if you're feeding the signal into the Panny via the panel's native VGA port you can't change screeen settings like colour, brightness etc.

    So 2 questions then:-

    1. How can you change colour / brightness settings in this scenario, if at all? (Eg Sky+ / DVD player to Quintro box to JS Converter to Panasonic PHD 6 VGA)

    2. If you can't change the brightness / contrast down then does this method of connectivity mean inherently higher risk of screen burn, especially when you've first purchased the panel for the 1st 200 hours or so?

    3. If I didn't go down the RBG to VGA route, what is the next best analogue connectivity option for PQ for say Sky+ & DVD? IE Which Panny terminal board would I need to order?

    Thanks folks
     
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    The only settings you lose when using the VGA input set as RGB is color, you still have control of contrast, brightness, sharpness, white balance etc..
     
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    ah, I see & do you find it ok no being able ot tone down the colour?
     
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    What are these "JS RGB to VGA converter jobbies" and what do they do

    My SKY goes via a TiVO box an into my Plasma but not convinced getting best from picture

    What do they do ? Would they work with TiVO ? How much are they ? And are they worth it ?
     
  5. Jasonjo

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    Have a search on RGB2VGA or JS Tech and all will be revealed ;)
     
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    Duncan,

    My experience was similar to yours in that i couldn`t get a decent image when using the Tivo, Its unfortunately down to the quality the Tivo records at which is the reason i got rid and went for Sky+.

    The picture was much better from Sky+ especially through the JS Tech converter, I do however miss some of the features that Tivo offered :(
     
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    Tivo can be improved (quite substantially) by changing the resolution and bit rate it records at, you need to have Tivoweb or Tivonet connection to do this though.

    You can set it to use mode 0 (which is a resolution of 720x576 compared to only 480x576 normally) and you can also up the maximum data rate to 9Mb.
     

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