HDMI to DVI-D, which Panny & Terminal board?

Matthew J Taylo

Standard Member

Would any of you happen to know which terminal board I would need to have installed for a HDMI to DVI-D connection in the Panny PWD6 + is this the HDCP? compliant screen, ie can I get maximum resolution, no. of lines?

I have the new Pio 868avi-s but don't really have the cash for the matching Pio 434HDE so I think (info picked up on the DVD forum) I can hook this to the Panny via a HDMI to DVI-D lead?

I've got the manual (PWD6) infront of me & it doesn't make alot of sense.

I'm sure I need a terminal that will allow for a 1125(1080)/60i signal? (is this the best resolution?, ie 1080 lines, like the expensive Pio 434HDE?

The RGB terminal boad, TY-42TM6D (DigitalW/HDCP) looks like the fella but I'm not too sure if this will give the best quality picture Vs the PC Input, TY-42TM6P/G ?

Nexnix do quote the TY-42TM6D as the RGB DVI Digital Terminal Board

I'm a bit lost here, any help appreciated? - Panny pdf below


http://www.nexnix.co.uk/pds/docs/Panasonic Plasma 6.pdf[/URL]


Standard Member
Hi Matthew, if you look at the previous thread here you posted this question on you'll see I've replied there as to this question.



Joe Fernand

Outstanding Member
Hello Matthew

Your on the right track!

You will require:
1 x TH-42PWD6BX Display
1 x TY-42TM6DB DVI input card
1 x HDMI to DVI cable*

You'll need to 'look' carefully (once you get the system hooked up) at what output resolutions from the DV-868AVi (with its on-board scaler) works best with the signals the Panasonic DVI card accepts; 1125(1080)60i looks like one possibility (but may not be the best).

Best regards


*Molex work well over short distances (up to 5m) and BetterCables Display Magic are worth the extra if you want a step up from Molex!

Matthew J Taylo

Standard Member
Joe & Ryan,

Thanks very much for the advice, I think I'm pritty much there now, it's been a long road, Joe - you may remember me pestering you about 4 or 5 months ago, once again thanks for your patience.

The cables you mentioned, are they easy to find, the only HDMI to DVI cable I've seen was approx. £170 for a 2 metre run?

Better the get the old cheque book out.

many thanks


Joe Fernand

Outstanding Member
Hello Matt

I keep on stubbing my toe on the HDMI cable box that's under my desk :)


PS I can understand the claims for the cable you linked too over long lengths but doubt it does adds/subtracts much over 1.0m - maybe I'll ask to see one and try it out!

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