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LG RX42PX11 Setup - few quicks q's

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by cartz, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. cartz

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    hi, i have recently took the plunge into the plasma market. and found this forum great! not 100% sure this post is wholely in the correct place. forgive me if it isnt.



    My setup is as follows-

    LG RZ42PX11
    Sky +
    Home Cinema surround system(open to recomendations-see below)



    my questions are:

    1, What Home Cinema System would you recomend. Price: £200 MAX. currently looking at the JVC wireless setup current advertised from coment

    2, what cable/Set-up would people recomend for Sky+ connection. would it be best to connect the visual direct to the plasma and then audio into the home cinema? or just a scart to plasma?

    3, remote control- it seems that the sky+ remote wont be sufficent. i was considering the kamelon 4-in-1 with recharging unit. Approx £60. any other ideas?
     
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    I think I'd steer clear of wireless, most particularly at this price range. Your money is better spend on ensuring your speakers are as good as possible, and that you have an optical input for sky+ audio. Then you can connect sky to plasma with scart, and have stereo without the surround on at all, but have the option of turning down the plasma sound, and having DD for movies. I don't really have a suggestion, I never sell this kind of thing myself, but the JVC is definitely too much tech for the money, something must give.
     
  3. Ross-P

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    I've got my PX11 now! well pleased now i've seen it at home properley connected with decent scart leads :D . I've played with the contrast, brightness etc as standard set up was appalling! The sound from the built in speakers is better than I expected as well, should keep me going ok until I buy a surround system.

    To answer your question for a cinema system what about the Panasonic SC-HT520 about £225 I think ( see what plasma + LCD TV issue 9 review it got 5 out of 5 )
     
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    Richersounds are doing the SC-HT520 for £159.95 - see the link below

    http://ws2.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PANA-SCHT520

    Cheers

    Nick
     
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    Cheers Nick! there you go cartz that is a bargain if you want a DVD player all in one system that looks a good buy. I'm looking for a DVD recorder all in one though, the new Phillips LX7500R look a great value system about £600ish.
     
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    Im happy with my Panasonic SC-HT520 coupled
    with viera. Got it for £300, moved into new apartment
    and have now fallen out with the neighbours because of my
    playing music too load at 2:00am after clubbing.


    I would recommend the purchase.

    :)
     
  8. Ross-P

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    Looks good MAW do you know how much it costs?
     
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    That's close to the £200 discounted I should think, list is £250 ish.
     
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    to be honest i would advise you to stay away from these all in one solutions - they are dire (excluding the kef etc)

    I don't give a monkeys what the review said in mag X - mag Y rated the tiny plasma :eek:

    if you use this forums secondhand section you will be able to assemble a far superior system within your price band

    don't worry if your not to sure as too what bits go with what - MOST members are more than happy to pass on their knowledge from first hand experience and not from what the mags say :D

    as a final point reg magazine reviews - on a totally unrelated subject matter i have been involved in reviewing products and many if not most are pre-written by the supplier and any faults are confused with wooly words!!!!!!!
     
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    Is it multiregion?
     
  12. MAW

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    All the pioneer kit I deal with is MR'd by a remote code, so I presume the same here.

    I'd love to agree with Samjet, but I can't think of a separates system to compete at the £200 level. If the budget were twice that, it would blow you away, maybe something from Richer end of line bin might do it?
     
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    samjet an all in one isn't the best solution but some people who arn't rich want a quick easy cheap solution to their surround system problems, we don't all want to spend a fortune so please respect the needs of others. :thumbsdow
     
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    ross if you read before posting it might help!

    i said SECONDHAND not new

    and please don't preach to me :mad:
     
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    you need a preacher samjet you are an angry young man!
     
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    wish i was :D :D :D :D

    and i sure am not rich (well maybe a little bit - in the theatre of life!!) - the original poster cannot be that poor buying a plasma in the first place :D
     
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    I've got the JVC THS-8 all in one jobbie and to be honest I think it's a cracking sound from it. The dvd player plays everything I've thrown at it (although it did seem a little jerky on one particular SVCD when compared with a cheapo dvd player, but all other SVCD/VCD's I've played work fine). It supports mpeg4 but only at low bitrates so it's useless on that front, and no xvid/divx support but that's no real loss in my books.
    Digital input for your Sky+ to get the 5.1 on movie channels etc. Also has other input options as well

    It plays any DVD/DVDR and even dual layer discs as well. Looks pretty, and is 200 notes in comet at the moment I think. For an all in one I dont think you can go wrong. It is wired by the way, oh and the rear speakers come on tall pedastols which again are good looking so no extras to get on that front.

    Seemed to get good reviews everywhere as well.

    Slim
     
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    3 choices there then, if you weren't confused, you are now! I have not heard the Pioneer, just picked as the right features and price bracket. You've got 2 personal recommendations to go on, I'm sure either will fit the bill.
     
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    thx for the help guys.

    i think i will settle on:

    LG RX42PX11 Plasma
    Sky +
    Panasonic home cinema fron richer sounds


    now onto the next stage....connections

    maw suggests scart for sky+>plasma, is it not worth using RGB/S-video for this? or am i going down the wrong track?

    finally,what cable for:
    sky+>home cinema system
    Home Cinema>plasma
     
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    slim

    glad you are happy with what you have!

    please excuse me but i'm in one of those moods today :eek:

    but have you heard even a cheap seperates system - it might give you food for thought :D

    i will admit to owning a yamaha all in one ystem a couple of years ago (not true all in one because it came without a dvd player) cannot remember model number but it was quite good on reflection and superb at the time

    i later chose the seperates route and have not looked back

    comparisons are difficult unless on a price for price basis and i would not be so arrogant as to try and force on you a system where the sub costs £1000 alone
     
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    ok so now i am confused... looking closer at the panasonic it seems it doesnt have 'progressive scan' is this needed?

    i will have to get an all-in-one system and cant go for seperates due to price/time.

    could someone clarify the exact cable/connection which i should connect the sky to a home cinema. this is a real 'newbie' term, but is it the audio optical out on the sky box which has the red light in?
     
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    The Mrs bought it from comet and I was actually suprised she got that one, as you can just imagine what half the monkeys in comet would say.
    But you know how it is , I've got enough boxes already under the TV so an all in one is fine for me. Anything is better than tv speakers but I was very impressed with it. Sure it's not the loudest set in the world, but its louder than I want it to be. Clarity is good, and the cd/vcd/dvd disc support is great. It would have without a doubt cost me more for seperates I just couldnt (even if I bought it myself) justify it.
    All this is coming from somebody with a pro-audio set-up upstairs with a Samson Amp and Tannoy reveal monitors amongst other things so I do kind of know what I'm talking about on that front (plus I did Audio Engineering at college to boot)

    Slim
     
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    The sky+ connection (it's not on standard sky boxes by the way) is a digiital optical out (also known as sp/dif). It's the thing with a little black square cover on it on the back of you sky+ box. Pull the black square plug out and plug in your cable. You can get the cables from anyway, not sure on the quality/price thing as I think that they're all pretty much the same. Got mine from Maplins for about a tenner I think.

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    slim as a person 'in the know' - you are refering to optical as opposed to coax - could i please ask why you are following this route??

    or maybe the kit in question does not have the coax option??
     
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    yeah i know what is nowmeant by the digital optical out on the sky+. so i will need a digital optical input port on any potencial all-in-one home cinema?
     
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    Cartz, RGB is via scart, RGB is enabled in the setup menu just as it is on sky. SP/DIF glows red at you, yes indeed. It's the only digital audio out of sky. RGB does not do progressive scan, well it might if you look hard enough, but generally not.
     
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    yes it would and i'm sure most do....the one that MAW linked to did. Having said that you can buy digital optical to coax converters for about £10, but require own power source, so yet another bloody plug :)
     
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    If you can find one try a videologic digi theatre platinum ,there's no dvd player but the sound from this system is very impressive for a cheap system.
    http://www.pure-digital.com/Factsheets/VL-60633.pdf
    And the money left over will buy a pioneer 575 .
    :hiya:
     
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    Seems that videologic is 300+ without a DVD, kind of blows his 200 budget doesnt it?

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