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Just ordered a Panasonic 42" PWD6. Connection questions!

Discussion in 'Panasonic TVs Forum' started by blue_tarragon, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. blue_tarragon

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    OK.

    Very excited.

    Have just ordered my first plasma.

    Panasonic 42" PWD6
    RGB board
    Wall mount
    Desk stand

    My current set-up going to my 32" Sony TV is as follows:

    Marantz Digital Amp
    Xbox
    PS2
    Marantz CD
    Sky
    Sony DVD
    Quattro+ RGB Scart box

    All the equipment goes through the RGB Quattro+ box and out of one scart to the TV. Perfect picture quality for all devices.

    My question is: Is this the best set-up for the new Plasma? Is the Scart connection going to be the best?

    Many thanks in anticipation.
     
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    Bit early to say, I think. Certainly the cheapest. Does your DVD do component video? Or just RGB scart. Do you use the rgb or s-video on the consoles, or just composite as supplied?
     
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    Every device is using RGB Scart.
     
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    Got ymy DVD player going in Via Component into my Panny 6 so that I can get Pal Progressive Scan, image is perfect with that.
     
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    One of the experts on the forum has in previous posts advised taking RGB scart via a JSim RGB to component box to component input on the plasma. (See the earlier panasonic-6 threads).

    This is because the scart input produces a slightly softer image.
    I actually saw this demonstrated in this way (also with a quattro), and have to agree it did look better than via scart.

    Steve.
     
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    Joe Fernand compared the RGB SCART board vs RGB2VGA->VGA input for me, and recommended the latter. I didn't demo it specifically myself, but since I'd agreed with all the other comments he'd made when I had demoed plasmas at his, then I felt confident in trusting his judgement.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    Does that mean I need to buy the Component Video terminal board for the Panny 6 then?

    Also what other leads and kit would I need to go the route Imccauley suggests?

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to wait and see what I think of the direct RGB Scart connection before trying to compare with other connections.

    Thanks for all the help guys.

    Any chance of some photos of the Panny 6 in action?

    ....counting the days til the arrival on 15th!
     
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    With the connection method I use, you need:
    RGB2VGA converter from here - £120.
    VGA cable.

    And that's it. No video board required.

    Cheers,
    Liam

    P.S. I do have some photos, including the wall mount plate screwed into thermalite block, which I hope to put online somewhere soon.
     
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    The panny 6 will accept a component signal into it's VGA port - so you don't need a component board, just a VGA to YUV cable.

    You'd still need to convert the scart to YUV though - the JSim box of tricks will do that for you.

    FWIW - I'm using the scart input on my panny 6, and it's just fine for freeview and xbox (un-modified UK one). I do use component inputs for DVD and PS2 though - if your DVD has component out, then it's gotta be worth the price of the VGA to YUV cable to give it a try !

    Cheers, Carl.
     
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    So it's true then, the scart board is not as good. Just like the HHA Fuji then. I should think then you'd be as well to go the scart-vga route, it'll be cheaper, and leaves you with the option to get the component board and upgrade your DVD player later, I should think most here will recommend you to get a progressive scan player to go with the panasonic.
     
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    I got my Component board from Liam at www.av-sales.co.uk for £78, not £120 as other places have them at.
     
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    Other places? The Media Factory also have them for £78.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    Liam at Av-sales set me up with the component input, everything is fed from a Denon Av-Reciever AVR 3803, and a JS box. Not having any other bits its worked out well.

    Picture on DVD and SKY is perfect. The denon converts composite to component, so video goes thru that. Playstation is s-Video.

    Overall very impressed with the picture and service.

    Regards

    Steve
     

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