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Newbie needs advise with a Neovo

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by JonC, May 6, 2003.

  1. JonC

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    First off I would like to say hello.. I am new to the forums ( I just found them ) ...



    I recently purchased two Neovo monitors ( yesterday ) .I thought that I had done my homework.. These seemed to have the fastest latency and other features plus they were the best looking..


    I bought a 19 inch and a 17 inch.. The 19 inch is being used for the computer and working GREAT!!..

    I bought the 17 inch to be used as a television replacement.. I have it hooked directly to the digital cable box using the s-video connector.. The problem is that the picture is less than desirable and at times it is actually VERY BAD.. I was wondering if there is anything that I can do to solve this.. I really like the monitor and I would like to be able to keep them..

    help is very much appreciated..:hiya:
     
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    I also have the 17" Neovo for watching TV in the Bedroom (got it on the wall and its quite cool!).

    As its in the bedroom I had to patch through a composite connection from my digi box, however I run this through a Pro-V box which gives a reasonable picture, from about 7ft (up close its quite pixel'y, but I think this is partly to be expected from TFT/LCD's).

    I also have my PC connected via the VGA port to watch DVD's which again are okay from a distance, but quite grainy close up.

    hope this info is of use to you,

    cheers
     
  3. JonC

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    Maybe that is my problem.. I am sitting about 2 feet from the monitor ( it may even be only one foot ) ..


    you said that you run this through a "pro-v" box.. could you explain what this is.. and what it does..?

    I appreciate the help..
     
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    Just a quick question about your Neovo 19" monitor. I'm thinking of getting the same one to use as a TV.

    I guess I'll neeed a tuner with the monitor, do they come as a package or did you have to hunt around for a tuner to go with the monitor ?
     
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    Currently I am not using a tuner.. I am connected directly to the cable box..

    That is what I was wondering .. if a tv tuner would help


    Neovo does offer a tv tuner for around 100.00 ( does not come with the monitor )
     
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    Would that work directly connecting the monitor to a Sky digibox ? Is it possible to do this ?
     
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    Would hooking up the Sky box via the component video input help? You'd probably need a Keene or JS Technology RGB to component convertor.

    I suspect the problem is between the native resolution (1280x1024 or 1024x768?) of the monitor and the lower resolution TV signal.

    I was thinking of getting one of these to play console games on, but as I'll be sitting, like you, only a foot or two away, I'm having second thoughts.

    Does the PC input look okay? If not, what resolution are your running at?

    Gunrock
     
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    the Neovo Tuner connects to the monitor via SVHS or composite (can't remember which one but doesn't look amazing either way) whereas the ProV+ tuner is a mini scaler/de-interlacer. Results with the ProV versus without the ProV basically show that the scaling is much better in the ProV than it is in the LCD monitor.

    JonC - if your based around here, come down and I can set up a ProV into a Neovo and you can test if you like. Failing that, we'll have them displayed at the showcase anway (see sig).

    Smallangryboy - The Neovo monitors basically have a video input on the back and some have speakers built in too. Hence Sky will connect directly and the tuner is purchased purely as a RF tuner, not as a media box like with some plasmas.

    Gant - perhaps you could bypass your ProV for an evening (i.e. connect direct via composite) and let us know the results?
     
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    Hi Liam,

    I am thinking of taking the trip to sunny (hopefully) Tunbridge for the showcase, do you think it would be possible to hook up a games console to one of the Neovo's (like the F317 for instance :smashin: ) so I could have a look.

    On another note completely, will you be demo'ing the Celestion AVP305 speaker package? My wife and I are very interested to hear them as we're having trouble deciding between those and the Kef eggs.

    Many thanks
     
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    Gunrock - we prefer the Celestion (and of course we would say that!). It won't be powered up at the showcase though, just all the plasmas and projectors plus a few LCDs and some other bits and bobs.

    You should come down to our office some time, we've got the full Celestion kit in the demo room and a few Neovos and ProVs dotted around. We'll be able to hook up a PS2 then. If you can't make office hours I don't mind hanging around for a bit after but I don't think we'll be able to do anything during the exhibition (i've got a timetable and it sounds like a lot more hard work than I was bargaining for!).
     
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    Liam .. where are you located
     
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    Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
     
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    Thanks.. I live in Florida though.. but thanks for the offer..


    But nobody has answered.. what is a pro-v ( yup I am still a newbie ) .. what exactly is this ProV box
     
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    Thanks for the information..


    My question is..

    Would something along those lines be helpful..?
     
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    Thank you very much for the link..
    I guess I have some reading to do..



    Thanks again
     

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