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Couple of Q's about the Panny PW6

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ritchf, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. ritchf

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    Hi All.

    Anybody help on these?

    1. Does the SCART module give the equivalent of a fully wired connection (SVid, Compost [sic] and RGB)?
    2. How does the auto-switching cope with a non-anamorphic RGB signal (I have had reports that Panny CRT's will only output 16:9 or 4:3 not any sort stretch mode)

    Many thanks

    Ritch
     
  2. cwick

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    1) Yes

    2) Not sure if it's quite the answer you're after, but the Auto mode does a good job of switching to 16:9, or into "Just" mode for 4:3 material which seems to have both a stretch and a zoom. i.e. it'll stretch something like channel4 news, which is a 4:3 broadcast, while it zooms on some material on The Hits - which is sometimes letterbox 16:9 in a 4:3 frame. It does get a little confused sometimes, bouncing around between different modes, but overall does a good job.

    Edit: actually, that applies to something like a Netgem freeview box going in as RGB scart. Not sure if that qualifies as a non-anamorphic RGB signal.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
  3. ritchf

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    Thanks for the response Carl

    My friend, who has a CRT Panny said that using a Sky box switched to RGB via Scart stopped the "Just" mode from working and it would only display a 4:3 picture in 4:3 of 16:9 (not "Just").

    Ritch
     
  4. cwick

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    Ritch,

    Just works, well, just fine ! Can't speak for how it works for Sky, but for freeview there's no problem. I've used an old Philips OnDigital box, Nokia, and now a Netgem into it with no problems.

    I'm sure someone with a Sky box will be along shortly to put your mind at rest.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
  5. lovegroova

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    The Panny has the follwing screen sizes - 16:9, 4:3, Just & Zoom.

    Zoom is what you would use for a non-anamorphic 16:9 image.

    My NTL cable connected via SCART seems to be able to tell the screen the correct aspect ratio. Certainly for 4:3, 16:9 and zoom.

    You can set in one of the menus whether the screen produces a 4:3 or a Just picture size for 4:3 images.

    Hope this helps
     

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