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Could someone please list all the ADDITONAL things I will need with my Plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by wj209980, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. wj209980

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    I'm new to all this, so please be gentle :D

    My research has suggested (I want a 37" screen) to go towards the Panny TH37PW7B (max spend on screen looking at £1500). However, although I know very little, I'm not so naive to think this is all i'm going to need to get the most out of it. Could someone please give me a quick answer to the following questions??

    1. I've already got SKY (not SKY+), which I intend to hook up. Is this a atraightforward process? Any additional connectors other than the SCART supplied with my SKY box required? Anythig I should buy to imrpove picture quality?

    2. I have a Phillips DVD player, about 16 months old. I intend to buy a new surround sound sysyetm with the plasma which I guess will include a new DVD player (they tend to come as a package don't they?) WIll £500 here suffice? Is it simply a case of using the leads which come with the sound system and putting it straight into the sockets on the Plasma? Anything else I should buy here?

    3. People say they get this TV with a "SCART box". What's all this about? Is the necessary?

    4. What's all this about "Progresive Scan" boxes/units?

    5. I intend to hang the unit on the wall. Any brackets I should avoid/look out for?

    6. I intend to hook my Gamecube up to the screen. Does this have any implications?


    Thanks for taking the time to read this - even if you could just answer a couple of the questions that would be great :thumbsup:
     
  2. hornydragon

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    Dont skimp on wall bracket........
    see the plasma FAQ and the £2k to spend thread, I would suggest you consider the PIONEER VCXS402 AV amp and some speakers (£500) and get the plasma with either a scart board or a JS RGB>VGA conveter and use the 402 to switch inputs into the screen

    Another oprion is an AV AMP that will switch component (at least 2 inpuits) use a panny E55/65 DVDR to convert sky to component (also records and does live pause etc like Sky+) and get component cable for GC
    SKY>DVDR>AMP>SCReen
    GC>AMP
    (AMP already connected to screen via optional component board)
    As for speaker I reconmend Canton CD1 for small 5.1 with a big sound
     
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    What a fantastic response!! Cheers for that - lots to look into now :D
     

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