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JS RGB to Plasva VGA versus Scart connection on the PW6

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by taxman, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. taxman

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    Can I get some advice on the merits of using the JS RGB to Plasma VGA converter to connect my NTL digital cable box to a PW6 when compared with a direct connection via scart.

    Is the improvement in picture quality really that great?

    Is the PQ improvement worth the extra £127?

    and is it worth losing automatic aspect ratio switching over the improvement of PQ? (how much hassle is it really to switch manually anway?)

    Am about to place my order for my kit and this is the final matter on which I am undecided.....

    Thanks in advance

    Rachel
     
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    Got the RGB to VGA converter at the weekend and have noticed that the minor diagonal line ghosting (most noticable on peoples faces and noses) has been eliminated, picture seems slightly clearer as well.
    My girlfriend thought that £130 was too much until she saw the results.
    I am very fussy with picture quality (which is why i settled for the PW6 after months of looking) and believe that it was £130 well spent.
    On the auto switching issue, i watch lots of sky and channel flick so theres less pressing of the aspect button on the remote, i.e watching 4:3 programme in 'just' setting, flick to a 16:9 programme then back to 4:3 programme results in original programme stuck in 16:9. Phew, did that make sense?
     
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    Yes its definately worth it, and also bear in mind that the price of the scart board is about the same, so just substitute them over.
     
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    Doctorb

    I did'nt think that you could get the JUST setting in PC vga mode
     
  5. pjclark1

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    the ghosting is a feature of fully cabled SCARTS
    remove pin 19 from on end & pin 20 from the other so there is no video loop back
    (It always happens on SCARTs connected to sky/freeview and a TV)
     
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    You get 'just' mode but not panasonic auto.
     
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    I've had a Panny HD6 in for a month now with the JS box connecting Sky+ to the plasma. I've also got a SCART connection going into the panel so can compare the two source routes & in my opinion it's well worth it. The images through the JS converter are much sharper.

    I'd go so far as to say I would have been disappointed in the overall package if I hdn't got the converter, having spent £3k on the panel.
     
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    FWIW I'd vote for the keeping the automatic aspect switching. The JS box does a great job but digging out the plasma remote almost every time you change channel is a pain. For TV, I'd compromise on picture a little in the name of convenience.

    That having been said, you can combined the JS box with the auto aspect changer sold on the forum. That's got a few downsides (more cables, more money) but it does give a great combination of picture and auto switching.

    Nick
     
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    the JS box don't have video loop back, how hard is it to pull 2 pins
    from a SCART lead.
     

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