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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Baggy69, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Baggy69

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    Hi all, i have been given the job by my mate to connect up his new system that arrives next week but i could do with a bit of help choosing the best way to connect all of it up. What he is getting is - Pioneer 434HDE plasma, Pioneer NS-DV990 home cinema set, Panasonic DMR-E85HEBS DVD Burner, Panasonic NVFJ780 Video, Sky tv, Xbox and a PS2. With the DVD Burner able to record sky. Has anyone set a system up like this or know the best way of doing it???


    Thanks Ian.
     
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    Baggy,

    I am only 30 minutes from Birmingham centre. If you want some help give me a ring. details in sig below.

    Piers
    Home Cinema Engineering

    www.homecinemaengineering.com
     
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    Blimey, someone's bank manager is in for a shock, with all that gear coming at once :)

    I'm sure you'll have lots of fun helping him "test it out" when it's all hooked up ;)
     
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    Yes lucky him. It will be interesting to see what the pioneer speakers sound like as they look really good, a little less intrusive then my kef Q5's and Q1's.

    So do you think it will be as simple as -
    DVD-R to TV via Component via 3 way Component switch box (pic)
    DVD-R to DVD via optical (sound)
    DVD to TV via scart (sound and pic)
    SKY to VID to DVD-R to TV via Scarts (sound and pic)
    Xbox to TV via Xbox Component lead via 3 way Component switch box (pic)
    Xbox to DVD via Xbox Component lead (sound)
    PS2 to TV via PS2 Component lead via 3 way Component switch box (pic)
    PS2 to DVD via PS2 Component lead (sound)

    Cables in mind are -
    IXOS XPX04-200 (Xbox Cable) X 1
    IXOS XPP04-200 (PS2 Cable) X 1
    IXOS XHT611-075 Scarts X 4
    IXOS XHV804-100 Component Cable X 1
    IXOS XPP05-200 Optical Cable X 1

    Does all this sound ok?
     
  5. hornydragon

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    Go VCR>SKY>DVD-R> Panel
     
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    Thanks hornydragon. What difference will this make ?

    Ian.
     
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    VCR is composite only, this will allow for recording Sky in RGB on DVD-R and should prevent quality issue while watching sky. also connect second VCR scart to tuner if you have a spare scart.
     
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    Thanks for that hornydragon, Roll on friday, thats when he wants me to do it. But my girlfriend babys due date is sat so i may not make it if baby is early. :eek:
     
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    Hi everyone,
    Hope you don't mind me poking my nose in on this one.

    I have the same equipment as Baggy69 with the exception that I have a Freeview Box instead of Sky (Hope to get Sky when the free to air offer emerges later this year as the Freeview digital signal is crap due to Trees). My panel is the Panny PWD6B.

    Could I set up my gear like hornydragon suggests

    VCR > Freeview > DVD-R > Panel

    At the moment I am not using my VCR as I didn't know where to connect it in.
    Would this allow me to transfer from VCR tape to DVD without changing connections?

    Hope Baggy69 and his friend get as much pleasure from the Plasma as I have.

    Good luck with the set up.
     
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    depending on FV box it should act as pass through when in standby. what FV box? and which DVD-R and Video? Will need 2 scarts tho.
     
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    Thanks for your reply hornydragon.

    Most of the equipment is "antique" i.e.

    Mitsubishi VCR (2 Scarts)
    Nokia On digital FV box (2 Scarts)
    Panasonic DMR E50 DVD REcorder (2 Scarts)
    Panasonic PWD6B Plasma (Scart Board)
    Sound via Sony AV amp

    The present set up is

    FV box > DVD-R > Plasma Panel

    Any comments gratefully received and faithfully applied.
     
  12. hornydragon

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    stick vcr onto FV vcr scart that way you can FV>VCR while DVD-R analogue for example. Bothrecording devices can record FV this way
     
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    Thanks a lot hornydragon. You seem to help an awful lot of people. I'm sure we are all most grateful for you taking time to share your valuable knowledge and expertise with us less technical folk.

    Cheers
     
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    thankyou mate not often people are so graceful. the plan it that you will stay around to dispense the info to other new members as you learn yourself.
     

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