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Compatible HDMI Board?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by whitestripes, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. whitestripes

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    Is the Panasonic TH42PWD6 plasma screen compatible with the TY-FB7HM HDMI board? If not, are there any other compatible HDMI or DVI boards for this make of plasma?
     
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    Thanks!

    Sky HD recommends either an analogue component connection or a DVI (with HDCP) (or HDMI which is not compatible with this model).

    With which connection (component/DVI+HDCP) would I receive a better picture when a HD signal is broadcast??
     
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    On a PW6 you'll need to use component as the DVI card does not do 50Hz (PAL) at the HD resolutions of 720p or 1080i only 60Hz (NTSC). This was a problem with the PW6 with DVI (PW6 is not compatible with the G7 HDMI card) and the PW7 with DVI or HDMI. The PW8's should have it sorted with DVI/HDMI but that's of no conciliation to you.
     
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    Component it is.

    Thanks! :D
     
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    Plus you have the added bonus on the 6 series of inputting that on the VGA input.
     
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    ...for what it's worth, many people, myself included, prefer the analogue (component) picture on the Panasonics. I have a 50PHD7 with both boards and like for like would opt for component instead of HDMI.

    SKY is not a problem, there will be component on the early boxes. More of an issue may be DVD HD (or Blue Ray) which will likely NOT have component. They may however universally adopt 60Hz in which case you will be ok, or if that fails there are plenty of DVI/HDMI to VGA adapters on the market!!

    ...so many options......
     
  8. whitestripes

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    Ah yes, DVI/HDMI --> VGA would make more sense, seeing as how there wouldn't be need to purchase another Component board. However, what is the picture quality like with the VGA compared with the Component connection?

    Edit: After reading around, it appears a component connection would deliver a noticeably better picture than using a HDMI/DVI-->VGA conversion box etc. Hmm, might just get both lest Sky, or at least the television companies, decide to ditch an analogue component connection for HDTV because of the lack of HDCP...
     
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    whitestripes

    That last post was mighty confusing :)

    DVI-D and HDMI are Digital video connectivity standards - HDMI also has the ability to transmit Audio.

    YUV and RGB are video signals that can be transmitted over Analogue or Digital interconnects.

    Your Display has an Optional DVI Input Board - though its pretty restrictive for UK/Euro system owners as whilst it works with a decent range of 60Hz signals it only works with one 50Hz signal(576P).

    Your Display has a built in HD15 (VGA) socket that will work with Interlaced and Progressive YUV and RGBHV analogue signals; you require a suitable adapter cable to input YUV into this socket (see http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185776)

    Inputting a YUV signal into the HD15 (VGA) socket is indistinguishable from inputting YUV via the Optional YUV Input board.

    SKY have said you can have Analogue YUV (via 3RCA) and Digital RGB (Via HDMI) from the as yet unreleased SKY HD Digibox - though the YUV outputs may offer a limited service as content owners may choose to only output some content on the HDMI sockets as its copy protected.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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