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Connections database - contribute here

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by cadmeister, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. cadmeister

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    Here's a simple idea to help all the newbies: Add in you configuration of your plasma here and if enough people contribute it will become a database of "How to connect various configs to plasmas". We'll get it made a sticky and all the newbies can look here first. How's that sound ?

    I'll kick off

    Sony DAVS550 system, Amstrad Sky, Panasonic VCR, Panny Series 5 Plasma with BNC input board.

    UHF -> VCR
    VCR (pic and audio) -> Composite Scart -> DAVS-550 Video1
    DAVS-550 composite out -> Composite in on Plasma
    SKY -> JS RGB2VGA Box -> VGA input on Plasma
    SKY Audio -> DAVS-550 Video2
    DAVS-550 Component out -> Component in on Plasma

    Since this means I have to flick through 3 inputs on the Plasma (Component=DVD, Composite=VCR, VGA=SKY) and 3 inputs on the DAVS-550, I use a Pronto-Neo to simplify matters.
     
  2. JamesTapp

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    My setup

    NTL Cable TV + 1Mb Broadband,
    Tivo,
    Sony DVP-NS900,
    PS2,
    Sony STR-DB940 Amp with Mission FS2 AV speakers,
    Panasonic Plasma series 4 with RCA Board.

    Note that all connections need to be RGB to work.

    NTL STB Scart -> Tivo AUX Scart
    PS2 with RGB Scart cable -> Tivo VCR Scart
    Tivo Out -> Sony DVP-NS900 Scart In
    Sony DVP-NS900 Scart Out -> JS Component Convertor -> Panasonic 37" Plasma.

    Cascading the sources like this means that I only use the Component input of the Plasma, the Panasonic remote is in the drawer, never used.
     
  3. jmack

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    my setup
    toshiba 42wp16
    philips 962sa dvd
    aego5 amp+processor+speakers
    ntl digital
    marantz remote rc500i

    ntl digital>rgb to vga> plasma
    philips 962sa dvd >component>plasma

    all audio in to aego5

    cables
    component >ixos
    vga> vandamme
    scart>ixos
     
  4. NonPayingMember

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    Panasonic 42" plasma
    Brite View Scaler
    RGB DVD and Sky
    Composite VCR
    Audio routed to amp from individual components
    One for All Kameleon remote with basic Macros for easy use until I get my RF extender and remote software for my iPaq ;)


    VGA from Brite View to plasma

    RGB - YUV converter giving component connection to Brite View

    Sky connected to RGB-YUV via scart

    DVD connected to Sky via Scart

    VCR connected to BriteView via scart - RCA composite

    PS2 connected to VCR via 3 RCA composite until RGB cable arrives!
     
  5. JamieD

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    Liam, can you tell me why your DVD is going thru your Sky rather than the other way round as I've done. I figured that DVD being the highest quality would be better off nearest the plasma.
     
  6. JamieD

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    Denon AVR-1803, NTL digital cable STB incl. Broadband, Pioneer 545 DVD, Panasonic Series 5 Plasma w/ RCA component board, Awai VCR

    DVD scart -> J.S. Tech RGB2VGA Box -> VDC VGA cable -> VGA input on Plasma
    NTL Cable -> DVD Scart 2
    NTL Cable -> VCR
    VCR -> Scart -> Argos re-badged BT21 Scart switcher
    Argos RCA Composite Out -> RCA-to-S-Video (£5 Maplin) 'thing' -> Denon amp s-video in (1)
    Sony PS2 via S-Video -> Denon amp s-video in (2)
    Denon amp s-video out -> Plasma S-video in

    + The best quality signal is nearest to the JS box and plasma, and the 2nd best NTL is beyond the switch unit to (try to) minimise signal loss from passing thru' switch unit.
    - No flexibility to add another RGB Scart device like my Dreamcast, or Gamecube, Xbox etc.
    - The BT21 is currently redundant as I'm only using it for the composite video, if I could find a cheap Scart to composite cable then I'd shelf it until I've got something new to add in. However, cheap cables like this don't exist! I mean, it's only for blinking VCR output why do I need a £20 composite phono lead?

    A more flexible way would be move the Scart switcher forward so it's is the same as above but:

    BT21 output -> DVD
    NTL Cable -> BT21 input A
    Dreamcast -> BT21 input B
    VCR -> composite Scart -> Composite RCA-to-S-Video (£5 Maplin) 'thing' -> Denon amp s-video in (1)
     
  7. NonPayingMember

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    The set-up is mainly for my father who watches a ton of sky and didn't know what DVD was until I put the system in!

    I was going more for getting every little bit I could out of the Sky and taking a hit on the DVD rather than giving the poor suffering Sky box even more to wory about !!! When he owns more than 2 discs (which are Rocky and The Great Escape) I'll consider a change but for the moment the last thing I need is another battle with the cables and those dreaded cable ties...
     

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