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HELP with fuzzy DVD picture PLEASE

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Kippers, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Kippers

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    Hi Guys, I took the plunge and ordered a PW6 from AVSales and am really pleased with the screen. However I am very new to plasma and home cinema and am confused how to get the best picture.
    At the moment I have the Scart input board and have connected my DVD directly to it. The picture is a little dissapointing in quality :( It is blocky/speckly around the shaded areas of the screen. ie - on a black jacket you can see speckles and moving pixels as if it is trying to shade it or something. This is more noticeable on black, but you can see it on just about any colours if you look hard enough.
    HELP !! Is this likely to be my DVD player? My connection method ? or is my plasma or the settings not right?
    I have considered buying the Scart to VGA converter to see if this sorts the problem out, but dont wanna spend the money if it is likely to be something else.
    PLEASE HELP, I really want to start enjoying the best picture on my Plasma.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. loonatic

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    I would say that you really want to be looking at getting yourself a shiny new component out DVD player as the SCART input on the pannys is a weak point.

    The SCART to RGB converter is great and would be a good option if you want to hook up a Freeview or Sky box but considering the cost I'd look for a new DVD player.

    Also you will see dithering on plasma screens and on the panny especially you might screen green dots in the blacks. This can be minimised by correctly setting the contrast/brightness. Perhps look into getting the DVE setup disc in the power buy section or use the THX optomiser found on some DVDs such as Finding Nemo.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers, Lee
     
  3. GalacticaActual

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    Is your player set to out put an RGB signal?
     
  4. Leigh_1973

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    dont forge tha the VGA input can take a component signal so you dont need the component board
     
  5. hornydragon

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    try setting DVD to S-video (works better IMO on panny scart board than RGB) Odd but panny have had issues with RGBS from scarts for a while.....
     
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    hi,
    i have a Viera and not a PW6 but, i think that everything depends on
    1 dvd player
    2 scart quality

    i have a 3910 directly connected to the plasma and i must say that
    qed p2110 scart and belden component are more or less the same, strange but true....

    and image quality its just outstanding with both.
     
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    The scarts on the Viera are different to the PW6.
     
  8. Kippers

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    Thanks for all the advice. My DVD has component out, but I wasnt sure the best way to connect it to the plasma. I also have now noticed that my Yamaha Amp has 2 component in and one out so I think I will try and get cables to link My dvd and my PS2 to my amp, and then out from the amp direct into plasma via a component to SVGA cable.

    1 more question - Does a straight cable work when going from component to SVGA or does there have to be some kind of converter involved?

    Other then this I am well happy with the plasma - its awsome for PS2 multiplayer Goldeneye - each of the four players have a reasonable sized screen atlast !!

    :smashin:
     
  9. hornydragon

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    on PW6 a D-SUb to RBGHV cable is what you need and use the RGB plugs available from PC suppliers mainly Ebay and some specialist cable peeps......
     
  10. Kippers

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    I have now connected my DVD player via component to my Home cinema amp and then into the VGA of the plasma and it looks great! Only thing is, tried the same with my ps2 and no picture !? got the proper leads and changed the setting on the ps2 menu to YgB etc ... put no piccy - just blackness...
    Any ideas ???
    :confused:
     
  11. hornydragon

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    kippers mate no idea..try the console forum?
     

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