Do you watch TV on your plasma? If so, how do you connect it yours up?

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  1. ReimsEvo

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    As the thread title says, if you watch tv on your plasma how do you get your picture......?

    I'm trying to run through an S-VHS vcr to the amp then into the plasma, but the picture is awful !

    Whats your connection flavour ? Most of you use sky boxes I presume? Anyone succesfully using a vcr?

    Cheers. :)
     
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    I use NTL cable, from the STB RGB Scart into the famous John Sim RGB -> Component convertor, and then into the plasma.

    If you can get Freeview that would be a much better way of getting a good picture and then go RGB -> VGA or RGB -> Component.

    Take a look at www.rgbtosvideo.com

    James
     
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    Doh, sorry I should have mentioned that I cannot get cable or freeview :D :rolleyes:
     
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    Is Freeview a lot better than Sky on a big screen then? Hope so as I find many of the channels on sky pretty unwatchable quality wise on my plasma. A lot of them content wise too but that's another issue...
     
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    ReimsEvo ahve you tried any other sources via s-vid to your plasma? Just a thought! You could always try a panny HS2 as it will do component R G B. expensive experiment but might be worth buying from a high street store that will let you take it back no questions. If only argos stocked them!
     
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    I was using ntl into svhs vcr then svid into plasma and thought pq was okayish then I tried rgb into vga and rgb into component and the improvement was dramatic. Don`t know much about sky but if it has an rgb scart socket I would recommend trying it.
    EDIT sorry ReimsEvo, seem to have misread your post, I thought you had sky already,I don`t envy you if your stuck with the svhs pq, what about something like the pro v maybe someone who uses one can advise.
     
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    ReimsEvo

    We have used the AverMEDIA TVBox3 (with Teletext) successfully for a coupe of customers in the last few weeks - one customer reckons it outperforms his Nokia Mediamaster FTA box.

    The TVBox3 is around £130 + delivery.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Cheers for your replies, I now have a few options atleast :D

    So I presume that an svhs vcr will simply never produce a good signal at all.....
     

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