Digital TV & Plasma

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Kirk, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. Kirk

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    Hi,

    I am in the process of deciding which Plasma screen to buy and have noticed that some come with TV Tuners (some with dual tuners) and some without any.

    I will be using my Plasma screen for DVD, Sky through my Pace Digibox and maybe hook up my old Video player for good measure.

    Do I need to add a TV Tuner to the Plasma screen in order view my Sky channels or can I just hook up the arial into the digibox and then the Digibox into the Plasma by Scart?

    Or am I just getting myself and everyone else confused:eek:
     
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    Most people agree that tuner boxes - like Panasonic one - are a waste of money and in fact degrade the signals.

    For Sky via rgb scart you'll need an rgb to plasma vga box - www.rgbtosvideo.co.uk £120. I bought a QED RGB only Sqart (£35 from empiredirect) for this myself and found it to be worth it picture wise.

    Video if s-video then 4 pin din in, if normal vhs then composite to composite or bnc - depending which model plasma you intend getting.

    DVD obviously component in would be best.

    Job done

    Oh and remember that a plasma is very much source dependant, in that a poorer source will be shown up just as a good one will demonstrate why they can indeed rock - so don't scrimp on cheapo cables!
     
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    I am leaning heavily towards the Sony PFM-42B1 Panel, in which I believe I will need to add the optional BKM-B10 tuner card in order to get the rquired connectivity.

    (1 x composite & 2 x RGB)

    Bugger!
     

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