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How do you watch DVD's on your Panny PW6 / PW7?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Davidgilmour, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Davidgilmour

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    through the scartboard ? component ? tunerbox ?
    any other solutions ?
     
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    DVI at the moment. Looks lush. :)
     
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    component board....crystal clear!
     
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    I have a PWD7 and just route mine through a Quintro+ RGB scart switch box and have no complaints.

    I do have settings down at the moment, as only a couple of weeks old. Would be interested on hearing others views as well for future ref.
     
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    Frank, get a nice progressive scan DVD player linked up to that bad boy!
     
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    Ok Scotty Boy,

    I have a Toshiba SD 220E. Having done a little internet searching. Although my player does have good revues, thanks to DealTime I now know
    1) My player does not have progresive scan
    2) thanks to their little tech explainer box, I now know what progressive scan is.

    So, does it make that much of a difference? How would I connect it? any sugestions on a player?
     
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    connect component and dont worry about progscan till you get to £500+ players
     
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    component board. :thumbsup:
     
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    philips dvdr75 into Js box into VGA
    skyworth DivX into SCART board

    both look great
     
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    OK, so component is the way to go. What's this about RCA & BNC and what's the difference, is it just down to connection type?
     
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    quality wise basically none............
     
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    yep just different terminators...you can get bnc to rca adapters if need be. rca are the standard type you see on most stereo cables...bnc have little 'lugs' on them and fit in a bit like a bayonet light fitting.
     
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    I have been looking at the outputs for my player and it is: Component, S-Video, Composite, Coaxial, Optical, RCA. So, am I right in assuming I would want an RCA component board.

    Having only recently spent around £1800 for plasma and accessories I am a bit loathed to spend more at the moment. If I was to spend more I am a bit more inclined to upgrade from a passive to an active sub-woofer.

    Is the quality through component that much better?
     
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    you would get a better pq via component if you are now using scart....but if you are happy now you obviously dont need to upgrade. with regard to terminal you could get rca and use rca cable....you could get bnc terminal board and a set of rca to bnc converters to use with rca cable.....or folk like av sales will make you up rca to bnc cable.....so if you do upgrade you can go for either terminal board.
     
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    Thanks mep,
    I got my plasma from AV-Sales, with AVForms member discount, should I go for change they would hopefully give me a good price again.
     
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    they are good guys....got mine there too
     
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    tunerbox at present. Will move other to something else at some point.

    Impressed with the Output so far.

    Dal
     
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    ive tried dvi and component and theres not alot of difference so ive gone back to component for dvd and dvi for htpc
     
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    Have seen this terminal board on eBay, TY-42TM6YB. Has only just gone on so will watch it. Will this fit my PWD7 and give me component feed?
     
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    Have been quoted £100.04 for BNC component board and 1m Van Damme RCA-BMC cable. Do I don't I?

    This is probably going to be a stupid question but can't I get a component to scart cable and connect it to the RGB socket on the Quintro+ box?
     
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    Been a while since there has been any responses on this thread.

    Does anyone have any comment on my question regarding using a component to scart cable??
     
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    how do you mean scart ot component do you mean RGBS or YUV?
     
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    HD,

    You and mep have convinced me that component is the way to go to get the best pq from my dvd player.

    I was just wondering if, rather than run a scart to scart connection to my quintro+ box, I could run a component to scart connection.

    I have probably misread somewhere that the component signal is also RGB
     
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    that wont work, need a component conection to screen (component board etc) from DVD player
     
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    Thanks for that. Thought that might be the case, just me trying to be a cheapskate.

    Having had a look around I think that at £100 for board and cable from AV, I should just get on and order it at that price!
     
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    good plan mate!
     
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    These guys have the AB and YB board in stock. I've ordered the AB (£70.52 including next day delivery - but only 3 left in stock).

    softjam.co.uk

    I had to do a lot of research and got a lot of conflicting advice on RCA vs. BNC. Here is the basics of what I found out.

    1. Don't get confused between cable type and end connectors, they are two different things. Some people think that RCA refers to audio cable and BNC to coaxial cable - but you can get coaxial cable terminated with RCA plugs.

    2. You want coaxial cable with OFC (oxygen free copper), but this comes in many different grades. Generally speaking, you pay more for better quality.

    3. The cable needs to be true 75 Ohm impedence for the best video signals, and this is where BNC end connectors score over RCA. Because BNC locks onto the terminals they transmit a 'cleaner' signal than RCA. Also, some BNC connectors are crimped rather than soldered on, and solder can affect the impedence of the cable. Some RCA connectors claim true 75 ohm impedence, so only use the best (gold if possible). Canare type connectors with a strong spring on the inside are probably your best bet. IXOS make some ok spec RCA stuff too.

    Conclusion
    Most low end DVD players have RCA plugs in the back, so the chances are you already have one set of RCA connectors distoring the 75 ohm. If you then introduce another set of RCA at any other point in the chain you are doubling your chances of distortion.

    To limit this only use the best conectors/cables or combinations of both that you can find, whether the link into the plasma is BNC or RCA.

    I'll be using my IXOS XHV804 RCA->RCA cable, wich claims to be true 75 ohm impedence, with RCA to BNC gold plated adapters from Keene. I'm only doing this because I already had the cable and it cost £90! IF if the results aren't good, then I'll ditch the RCA-BNC adapters and get a new cable.

    I'm not an expert by the way - this is just the result of about a week of internet research and telephone calls during coffee breaks, so make your own mind up if its good advice!
     
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    I'm watching DVDs via component. I have set my DVD player (actually a recorder - Panny E55) to output interlaced on the basis that the progressive scan processing done in the PWD7 is superior to the E55. My eyeballs confirm this but there's not much in it (prog scan from the E55 looks slightly grainier).
     
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    Brief question on this.
    My DVD player (Yamaha S200) has Progressive Scan on NTSC only (i.e. Region 1 disks).
    I have tried both Region 1 and Region 2 disks and played em via Component (I know u need Component for ProgScan) and I can't really see much of a difference.
    The quality is great either way.
    I suppose my question is - is ProgScan just on automatically when a R1 disk plays or do I have to set it anywhere?
    Cheers.
     
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    you will have an option on your dvd video settings to turn ps on or off........your screen is probably ps anyway so may do it better than your dvd player.
     

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