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DAEWOO DP-42SP from Richer Sounds

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ntranced, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. ntranced

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    Just bought a DP-42SP from Richer Sounds for £1400, after looking at the Techwood and a Goodmans model a friend got from Argos while they were selling them at £1499.

    While I'm extremely happy with it (albeit I'm no expert) I am troubled by the quality of the sky+ picture. DVD is outstanding, and I'm aware that sky+ do compress the picture a little etc etc (and it has settled a bit as the days go on as well).

    However, I was under the impression that SVHS was a better connection than Scart, and as the DAEWOO has no Scart connection (has virtually everything else) I have no choice but to use SVHS. Is there a better way to do it? Can I get a Scart board? is there a Scart to RGB lead or something? Or will it not make any difference anyway?

    Thanks in advance, haven't seen the Daewoo mentioned on here a lot so if anyone does want any info on it for some bizarre reason feel free to ask ;)
     
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    My understanding is that SCART is a connection specification not a video signal standard. Typically SCART cables can carry composite, S-video or RGB signals with composite being the crudest form of signal and RGB just edging out infront of S-video in terms of PQ. Ignoring VGA and the latest formats of DVI/HDMI usually the best pictures come from a component feed (3 RCA phono connectors usually coloured red, green & blue). So whilst your Daewoo does not have any SCART sockets, strange for a euro spec set, you should be able to make use of the other sockets to good effect assuming they're not all composite inputs (single yellow RCA phono connector).

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  3. ntranced

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    Indeed. But bearing in mind my lack of a physical Scart socket on the plasma iteslef, how would you suggest I best make a connection from my sky+ ?
     
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    What connections does it have? It's hard to find a spec for this one, no web info to speak of. List the connectors, and a suggestion will be forthcoming. S-VHS is not too shabby usually, but can be improved upon.
     
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    It has 1 PC/VGA input, 2 component A/V jacks (RGB?), 2 S-Video Inputs and thats it (excluding the speaker outputs and an RS-232C port).

    I know there are scart -> component cables around, I just don't know if this will be worth buying if it won't improve on the quality from the S-Video?

    Thanks
     
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    I tried the Keene syncblaster scart to 5-BNC connector on my daewoo dp42sp and it didnt work at all ,tried 2 cables, maybe it has no support without the Daewoo tuner box which has scart in and can be bought from daewoo. Help line : 0870 1002525 (they will give info and contact details to whoever is selling the tuners)
     

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