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Moving House with PW7 - chance to lose the tuner?!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mh123, May 6, 2005.

  1. mh123

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    Currently have a 37PW7 and the dreaded tuner box (although I have to admit I was happier with the PQ than I thought I would be after the slating it got on this board).

    Anyway, moving house soon, so have the opportunity to sort out my connectivity.

    Here's what I need to wire up:

    Sky+ box (RGB scart or S-video - but I tried S-video thru the tuner and it was a bit soft for my liking - maybe this was just the tuner!)
    DVD - RGB scart
    HDD recorder - bog standard scart or S-video but PQ not important
    Freeview - bog standard scart but again PQ irrelevant - backup for when Sky+ is recording two things and we want to watch a third!

    Audio - DVD player has built in 5.1 amp with optical input from Sky+ and stereo from HDD/Freeview, so unfortunately no AV switching amp to take advantage of. And no cash either so I'm stuck with it for a while.

    Problem:

    Equipment will be about 10-12 metres from the plasma. :suicide:


    Options?
    Methinks I'm stuck with the tuner box plus the 15m cable that can be ordered up from Panny.

    Unless any of you whizzkids knows better! :lease:

    Plasma is going on an Audica floor pole stand (not ordered yet so if there are any alternatives...) with just the centre speaker. Rest of the gear is being tucked away under the stairs (within remote IR range). Strange shaped room!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Taz69

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    Hi m8, if I was you I would buy the JS RGB to VGA converter, you can get a long VGA lead to locate the items where you need to, there may be one in the Ads on here, then hook the items you have upto a RGB scart switcher, pretty sure the Joytech one from Play its in the Bargain buys forum, this has a remote feature to switch from source to source.

    Nice looking stand btw, is it expensive ?

    hope this helps

    Taz
     
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    Taz, excellent suggestion, it will give a decent improvement in usability as well as PQ, all your features on the panel will re-appear. The tuner is worth about £200 on fleabay, so it's a cash free conversion, the bits will cost about the same.
     
  4. greyhorse

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    You may want to consider.......................................

    ADP3/96-S
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    Universal support for plasma and LCD screens
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    Complementary products - in the AD range include
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    hi-fi separates (AD3/31 & AD5/31) and speakers
    (AD50 - loudspeakers & AD100 - surround speakers).
    [​IMG]

    Looks nice and I have seen it for sale on the net for around £250 :cool: :cool:
     
  5. mh123

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    Thanks for the suggestions. One quick follow-up: which is better -
    a long SCART lead with the JS converter close to the plasma, or a long VGA lead with the JS converter close to the source?

    As for the audica stand, it's list is about £200 but it doesn't come with the speaker - just a bracket for the speaker. Unfortunately the speaker set that matches is another £600, so I plan on visiting a dealer in the next week or so to see how 'universal' the speaker bracket is!!

    And greyhorse - thanks for the ADP3/96-S hint - this is a very sexy looking stand but unfortunately I just don't have the room for the cabinet where I need to place the plasma :(
     
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    technical@js-technology.com

    Why don't you ask the manufacturer of this box, e-mail address is above. Let us know the answer also.
     
  7. mh123

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    Thanks, will do.
     
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    i would think vga would be a) more affordable and B) better because it can be fixed at both ends
     
  9. gmarl

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    excellent question as it answers some of mine :thumbsup:
    vga makes sense as per attached remark but could you post back
    there reply on what they would recomend

    cheers
    Glen
     
  10. mh123

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    As expected, recommendation (from JS Tech) was for long VGA rather than long Scart.

    Eventually had a re-plan and went for the Alphason AG93 stand instead and will put my video gear with the plasma, and just leave my audio gear seperate.

    Not got it up and running yet though - moving into the new place over the weekend.
     

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