Help / Advice regards Connecting my Setup

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  1. Leicester Dave

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    I’ve just bought a Panny PW6 Plasma, but it doesn’t have any Terminal Boards – just the VGA input.

    I’ve got a PS2, a DVD/HD Recorder, a Freeview Box and a Yamaha RXV620 AV receiver. I’d like to have a single input cable going to the Plasma.

    Stop me whenever I go wrong now….

    In order to be able to record Freeview, I’ll need to connect that to the DVD/HD recorder (RGB Scart -> RGB Scart)

    I've already got S-Video cables, so....
    I can connect the DVD/HD recorder to the Yamaha with S-Video and a TOSLink digital audio cable.
    I can connect the PS2 to the Yamaha with S-Video and a TOSLink digital audio cable
    I can feed the S-Video output from the Yamaha into…….?......to get it into the PW6

    Both the DVD/HD Recorder and PS2 can output Component Video. The Yamaha has two component video inputs.

    Is Component Video a big leap in performance?
    Should I buy a Terminal Board (which one? where from?) for the Plasma, or find something to convert my S-Video or Component signal into VGA?

    I don't want to spend more than about 300 quid buying whatever I need to buy.

    Opinions ?

    Ta.

    Dave
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Leicester Dave

    Unless you want Picture in Picture or to Input a PC you wont require a Video Terminal board for your PW6.

    Your AV Receiver has two YUV component video inputs and you can use this as a switching Hub for your system as follows:

    01. Freeview RGB SCART out to DVR SCART RGB In.

    02. DVR SCART RGB out to RGB2YUV converter SCART RGB in.

    03. RGB2YUV converter YUV out to AV Receiver YUV In.

    04. PS2 YUV Out (using optional cable kit) to AV Receiver YUV In.

    05. AV Receiver YUV Out to Plasma HD15(VGA) YUV In.

    Myself and others on the AV Forum can supply you with the kit you require to make this work for under £300.00.

    Connecting up the system as described is a fair step up from S-Video.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  3. Leicester Dave

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    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the recommendations.

    Missing PIP from the PW6 isn't a problem - the DVR does it anyway.

    01 - I've got a "free" SCART -> SCART cable. Suppose I better get a decent one ?!
    02/03 - The DVR has a YUV output as well as RGB Scart. Do I get a better picture if I convert in a separate box ? Either way I need a cable / 2 cables (1m is fine)

    04/05 - You can connect a component output straight to the VGA connection ? Great stuff ! I need cables for both of these. 2m for the PS2. 3m for the VGA one.

    Thanks for your help. I feel an order coming on......

    Dave
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Dave

    Having YUV out from the DVR makes life much less costly :) I'm assuming the RGB Input from the Digibox is available on the YUV Out!

    Unless there's something very faulty with the YUV out from the DVR I don't see a great requirement to install an RGB2YUV converter at this stage - you can always try one at some point if the YUV Out looks soft.

    Best regards

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  5. pjclark1

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    Your VGA input on the plasma can take component input
    all you need is a VGA to component lead (or a VGA to RGBHV lead)
    your dvd recorder will convert s-video or composite to component for you

    the VGA/component lead is about £15
     

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