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DVD for a panny pw7

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by MarkHealy, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. MarkHealy

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    Hi, all! Following from the great advise from all on the AV forums, I recently purchased a pw7. Although primarily I wanted it for digital TV, I now wish I had purchased it with connections for a DVD. (I presently use a projector for movies). I presently use a JSTech RGB to VGA box to connect the ntl box to the PC port in the plasma. I'm wondering is it possible to connect a DVD player to the serial port? If so, do Panasonic manufacture a DVD player with a connection for a serial port? Thanks in advance, Mark.
     
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    Its not possible to send video through the serial port. you could get a scart switcher, plug dvd + ntl to that. Then send that to the js-tec converter then to the plasma. Or purchase a component video board and dvd player with component output.
     
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    Thanks for that, ukdan! I think that I'll go the component video board route. Do you know whether it is easy to install? Is it a question of buying it, plugging it into the relevant slot, and away you go?

    Many thanks,

    Mark.
     
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    Hi Mark,

    You want the TY42TM6ZC component board. You can get one for about £130, or maybe cheaper on the forums, or fleabay. Fitting it, I seem to remember was easy-peasy. Only one way to slot it and I think there were a four screws to clamp it.

    Read some forum reviews on component cable and dvd players in your price range and away you go....enjoy.
     
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    component is probably best but another option is to go for a dvd recorder and pass ntl thru it and out to the js box, or you may be able to pass a dvd player thru the NTL box.....you can with sky boxes but i don't know the NTL box.
     
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    Thanks a mill, guys! Light User: I was checking out pricing on the component board you mention. I got a good price at $114 on a TY42TM6Z RCA component video terminal board from an American company. Could you confirm that this is the correct board? (I saw BNC boards listed - I assume that it is an RCA board I want).

    Thanks again,

    Mark.
     
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    You can use a BNC board, it will cost you around £80 for it and then another £5 for RCA-BNC adapters for your component cable.
     
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    100% certain about the model number. But I don't know what the advantages of bnc vrs rca connectors are, except that the bnc leads have a tighter connection. But why is bnc a hell of a lot cheaper if it is supposed to be better?

    Anyway, as Gizlaroc says (if there are no handicaps to performance), you can always get an rca to bnc adaptor for a fiver if you get the bnc board and the money saved you can use to buy a few more dvds!! :smashin:
     
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    BNC is cheaper apparently because they come from Panasonic commercial division whilst the rca is made by the consumer division
     

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