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Interferance Panny 5

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by adewatson, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. adewatson

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    I have finally isnstalled my new Panny 5.

    Unfortunatley I can only connect via composite at the moment and the picture quality isn't bad at all except for horzontal bands of colour which move vertically up the screen.

    I've scanned round the forums and see that it could be a number of things causing this.

    It doesn't affect component input (watched a DVD tonight and it was awesome) so I wonder if anyone would know if I bought a JS component converter should this cure the problem.
     
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    Hi Adrian, if you have a digibox which outputs RGB and a Panasonic plasma, the JS RGB to VGA convertor is pretty much standard issue.

    Go get one!

    Before you do that, and if you've still got a few (700ish) quid left after investing in the plasma, consider the iScan Ultra + a JS RGB to component convertor. This certainly makes Sky digital look pretty excellent, if your NTL is digital it should produce similar results. The trade-off is an increase in percieved video delay aka lip-sync problems. The JS RGB to VGA on it's own will not increase the video delay at all.
     
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    Thanks Andrew. I wonder if anyone else has experienced the horizontal interferance banding I mention above that has been cured by the use of a js box?
     
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    Must admit i have not experienced your problem but can vouch for the js convertor on the panny 5 :)

    Its a must buy.
     
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    my mate had the same, noticeable with dark scenes and also had a buzz on the sound, he had telewest cable, just had sky+ installed, all problems gone, called up and screamed at telewest, had his contract cancelled <12 months

    he has a PW5, yamaha av amp and kef speakers

    ta

    adeyb
     
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    nightmare I live in an apartment so no chance of getting Sky!
     
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    The buzz on the sound would have been a 50Hz hum from a ground loop, you can get this with cable if you don't use isolator plates on every outlet. It's due to a potential difference between ground on the cable system and ground at your home location. Cable companies don't seem to be aware of this problem and are extremely unlikely to be of any use when you bring it to their attention.

    Telewest digital cable signal is rubbish in my area. I suppose that's what you get if you decompress an mpeg data stream and then re-compress it all over again for onward transmission?
     
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    I have just taken delivery of My JS Tech RGB to component converter.

    Plugged it in and...................... WOW!!!!! What a difference. No interferance. Fantastic clarity (can now watch Bloomberg!!!).

    Superb service from JS Tech. I posted my order on Tuesday and it arrived this morning (Thursday) Special delivery.

    Although I have not tried any other converters I can honestly say this unit is spot on.

    Well worth the money.

    Thanks John Sim!
     
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    Nice to hear your as happy as i was when mine turned up :D

    As you say it makes a major difference in picture Q.

    Happy viewing.
     

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