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Newbie Plasma to Connection Setup help

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by DazzlingBoy, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. DazzlingBoy

    DazzlingBoy
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    Dear Plasma addict world

    I have just bit the bullet and bought a Panasonic 42in PW5 ( 2nd hand at a very good price).
    I have a Celestion home cinema setup with the AVP305 speaker pack.

    The Panny is the black commercial one and also has the bnc component board in it.

    I need to connect the following devices
    The Celestion DVD, a Tivo, a Sky box (panasonic) and preferably the xbox. Where possible, using the optical audio connection for on of these devices

    The amp has the following inputs/outputs
    http://www.av-sales.com/html/celestion_dvd_amp.html

    So there me thinking, how should i connect all of this ?

    Reading through the many excellent posts within this group groups, I have tentatively made a few assumptions

    1. It would be best to have just one connection to the plasma (componenet) and let the amp do the switching ? I think the amp can do that ?

    Caveat = Is it better to connect to the plasma via the vga connection or the component

    2. Normal Sky is considered fairly naff for connectivity,
    I could upgrade to Sky+ and maybe sell the Tivo. I know the Tivo has a better user interface, but i only really record movies. I also get better connectivity options from a sky+ box than a normal one aswell as 5.1 sound

    3. To enhance SKY/Sky+/Tivo performance, the Celestion amp benefits from being output into a scaler device and then into a jstech convertor box, then into the plasma ?

    4. Tivo, Sky and the Xbox all have Scart connectivity, could i run these into a scart switch box, then use a scart to component convertor cable to connect to the plasma ? Cheapo option ?

    5. Should I replace the std mains cables with some sort of filtered ones, and if so is there a good supplier on these boards ?

    Its all so confusing, so before i start buying extra devices and expensive connection cables, which approach would you use ?

    Many thanks for any advice
    Dazza
     
  2. Kramer

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    Lot of Qs there which I'll leave to other plasma experts :)

    Would recommend Sky+ though. Optical out & DD 5.1 on several movie channels.
     
  3. DazzlingBoy

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    Come on chaps, surely some pearls of wisdom ?

    any help would be appreciated.

    Dazza
     
  4. Koing

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    TTT

    As I would like to know also.

    I have almost the same problems also.

    Looking in to getting a plasma screen.

    I have

    Sky digital = scart
    DVD = scart
    vcr = scart

    But I'm thinking I'll get the Panny Th42PA20B as it has 3 scarts already. Less hassle in connections, but I am worried to see how it will look, so got to demo it sometime.

    Koing
     

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