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Hitachi 42PMA400 connections

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by BigCol, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. BigCol

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    Chaps (and chapesses...!)

    I have finally taken the plunge and have the above 42" plasma en route!

    :clap:

    I need your opinions please as to the best manner (in terms of quality) and what bits of wet string, converters etc I need to hook it up to my other boxes which are:
    Pace Sky+ decoder (has S-video, 1x RGB out SCART, 1x RGB in SCART)
    Toshiba SD220EB DVD (S-video, SCART, Y/PB/PR component)
    Toshiba V711UK video (2x RGB in/out SCART, 1x RGB in SCART)

    The former is used is the main source - for say 85% of the time - the latter two 10% and 5% respectively.

    I also have a Denon AVR-3802 amp (with various in/outs! which can be utilised?) and speakers/other hi-fi that I guess aren't relevant!

    The screen will a cable run of ~2.5m from the boxes.

    As I understand it, component is preferrable to S-video and the 2x 15 way D-sub connectors can be used as component inputs (with suitable converters/cabling - but what...?)

    Any feedback/advice/shopping list would be much appreciated!

    Having spanked nearly £3K on the screen/stand etc, I'm OK with another hundred or two for the setup to run optimally.

    TIA!
     
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    I use the component for my dvd player and svideo for sky+. I experimented with component on the sky box via a JS converter but saw little improvment.

    My dvd player unfortunatelly does not convert its scart bus to component so i can only use the 1 component device.

    The D-sub cannot be used for any video sources due to frequency limitations as far as I know, fine for pc vga tho :)
     
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    So (if I understand right), I'd simply plug an S-video lead from the Sky+ box straight to the monitor and 3x component lead from the DVD to the monitor.

    What about the video? Simply use a SCART lead from it to the Sky+ box? From whence its signal gets fedthrough the S-video link...?

    Sounds both easy and inexpensive... nice!

    ;)
     

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