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Lektropacks vs JS Technology RGB --> YUV convertor - anyone used one?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by kismet110, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. kismet110

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    I've noticed the above product from the two companies varies quite a bit in price; Lektropacks £75, JS Tech £150:eek:

    Has anyone on here used one or the other? If so, could you comment on pro's and cons please? Also, anyone have any ideas on why such a big difference in price? Is the JS Tech product that much better than the other or am I missing something features-wise?

    I'm currently running an NTL Pace Digibox RGB SCART --> RGB SCART on my Hitachi 42PD5200 and whilst the PQ is mostly pretty good I'm sure I've read on here somehere that using the component route (even via a convertor) improves it a fair bit so would appreciate to have your comments before parting with my money :)

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    js tech use the best components and the results are excellent.....there are a few alternatives around at the 70 quid mark including the keene sync blaster.....they will do the job but not so well..
     
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    Thanks for the prompt response mep, appreciated. Anyone else have experience of using the LektroPacks or Keen Sync Blaster products?

    ALI
     
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    Bump? Anyone else? Could really do with a few more opinions before making a decision so c'mon guys....!

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    I would be interested in this too......

    A big saving going for the Lektropack option. Got my RGB scart leads from there and they have been Excellent Quality.

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    IMHO with this sort of thing you very much get what you pay for....there is good reason for the JS converter to be more expensive
     
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    Fair point mep, is usually the case and I've heard nothing but good stuff about JS Tech. Would be handy to get an opinion or two though and maybe save some money at the same time!

    Thanks again

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    i used the keene one and it was fine but always niggled me that the js may be better so in the end i bought that too :)
     
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    Aha, so you've used both! Come on then mep, spill the beans, was the JST purchase worth the extra money? Did you use both on the same equipment? Am waiting with bated breath ...

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    yes i used both on the same equipment sky+ to PW7 and with JS the pq is noticeably better.....is it worth £200? (js plus cables) well I don't regret it at all.....the colours are more true, the picture is brighter and contrast is better defined
     
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    Thanks for that, I think if I go for one it will be JS Tech as I'm sure if I don't I'll be thinking about how much better the PQ could've been!

    Thanks again.

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    you will and then you'll end up spending twice like i did :)
     
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    Oh yeah!

    One more question please; is it possible to connect the JST convertor directly to the SCART output on the DigiBox or do you need an RGB SCART cable > convertor then component cables plus audio from convertor > plasma? Picture I've seen makes it look like you need a SCART and a component cable (which I do have) but the less cables the better ....

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    you need a scart cable from digibox to js converter..it doesn't plug into the digibox
     
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    Thanks, thought as much but just wanted to be sure.

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