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HTPC to LG 42" Plasma

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Longhorn

Guest
My HTPC will be situated in the corner of my living room and my LG Plasma about 4 Metres away from the HTPC. The TV has S video, Scart, HDMI, DVi & a 9 pin monitor socket on the rear. Which cable would be best to run from HTPC considering the distance,
I have a long scart lead which i ran earlier in the coomb but am concerned as to the PQ loss when using Svid to Scart??

Thanks in advance

LH
 

avanzato

Established Member
I connect to my LG by the VGA input as I found it to be the most compatible with resolutions, the HDMI is very choosy.
 

MartinH32

Prominent Member
I use a VGA into my LG plasma, although it is a real pain to get a smooth picture and I am still not happy with it. I have tried the 50hz reg hack and powerstrip!
 

avanzato

Established Member
Which LG do you have? I can't run 848x480 at 60Hz as it just goes blank so have to run at 75Hz. My efforts with Powerstrip didn't go anywhere either.
 
L

Longhorn

Guest
I have LG42PX5D - would VGA be as good a picture as going from S-vid to scart ??

Thanks for all the replies guys!!

LH
 

MartinH32

Prominent Member
avanzato said:
Which LG do you have? I can't run 848x480 at 60Hz as it just goes blank so have to run at 75Hz. My efforts with Powerstrip didn't go anywhere either.

I have tried at 848x480 at 50hz which powerstrip will do but it makes no difference. I am pulling my hair out over this. I run it through RGB1 input which is a VGA input. I have also tried RGB2 which is a DVI input with no difference in results.
 

MartinH32

Prominent Member
Longhorn said:
I have LG42PX5D - would VGA be as good a picture as going from S-vid to scart ??

Thanks for all the replies guys!!

LH

VGA should be better.
 

MartinH32

Prominent Member
avanzato said:
Which LG do you have? I can't run 848x480 at 60Hz as it just goes blank so have to run at 75Hz. My efforts with Powerstrip didn't go anywhere either.

Do you have any problems with flicker running at 75hz?
 

avanzato

Established Member
MartinH32 said:
Do you have any problems with flicker running at 75hz?
Do you mean stuttering on pans. I watched a couple of DVD's last night and they looked quite smooth. Have you tried 75Hz, how does it look to you?

So far it's only 75Hz that I can display 'native' without getting a blank screen so I don't have much choice. Though I do remember a setting in the service menu 'AV/PC' that I didn't know what it did, maybe it opens up new resolutions on the panel for computers.
 

Embarker

Established Member
I got hacked off with mine the other day as it was at 1024x768 with mce, so changed it to the next lower widescreen res in mce - huge difference over vga. No need to use the "zoom" now!!!

Finally pictures are in the right aspect ratio................

Even web surfing was easier on the eye:smashin:
 

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