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First Post - Panasonic PW7 pre-purchase advice

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by lisag, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. lisag

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    I have spent many hours reading this forum and am nearly ready to buy my first plasma, 37" is the best size for my room, and Panasonic, I read, are the best so Panasonic 37PW7 it is. Audio dealt with separately through AV amp and 5.1 speakers. I have been quoted £1600 for the plasma including scart terminal board and desktop stand, just going to hang on for a couple more weeks to see if the price drops after Xmas.

    Can someone please give me a second opinion on the two following connections options, as I have read that the scart terminal board can produce 'fuzzy results' on PW6, not sure if still the same problem on PW7's?

    Option 1 (easiest)

    PC connected through standard VGA connection on plasma.
    Pace Twin freeview recorder through scart terminal board
    Cyberhome DVD loopthrough pace twin via scart

    Option 2

    JS RGB to plasma converter connected to plasma VGA connection
    Pace Twin connected to JS converter
    Cyberhome DVD connected to scart loopthrough of pace twin
    HDMI board fitted to plasma instead of scart terminal board
    PC connected to HDMI board via DVI on graphics card

    Option 2 is more expensive and fiddly, but I don't want to spend nearly £2k and get rubbish results - the question is will I really notice the difference if I go for option 2?

    Thanks for your help
    lisa
     
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    Hi Lisa,

    I would probably go with option 1, except swap the Scart board for a VGA one and connect via a JS Tech converter. This would be a bit more expensive but would give better results than the Scart board. Unfortunately, Panasonic aren't selling the HDMI board in Europe - no 50Hz support, doh!

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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the response, well after all my research, I seemed to have missed a siginificant point, so a pc connection to the plasma via DVI is not an option?

    lisa
     
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    Yes, that is hopefully my long term aim, but just now I don't trust my PC to meet all of my video needs. I have a shuttle pc running windows xp media center edition 2005, but.... the freeview twin and dvd player still provide better quality output and are more reliable, not ready to ditch them just yet.... The mce2005 is excellent for divx/xvid playback, music and pictures....

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